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Foreign meaning

foreign - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government.
  2. 2. Not native or belonging to a certain country; born in or belonging to another country, nation, sovereignty, or locality; as, a foreign language; foreign fruits.
  3. 3. Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.
  4. 4. Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; - with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature.
  5. 5. Of another country; unconnected; not to the purpose; not in accord with.

foreign - examples of usage

  1. Foreign officers should come to America to teach our army dress and manners. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. We could have little or no wine in England unless we got it from France or some foreign country, and France also is much in want of coal. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. And that cousin- the one he paid for in foreign parts? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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