foreign

Definitions

  • Foreign Golfer
    Foreign Golfer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj foreign relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world "foreign nations","a foreign accent","on business in a foreign city"
    • adj foreign of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own) "foreign trade","a foreign office"
    • adj foreign not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism","the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper","jealousy is foreign to her nature"
    • adj foreign not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source "water free of extraneous matter","foreign particles in milk"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in
    • Foreign Held at a distance; excluded; exiled. "Kept him a foreign man still; which so grieved him,
      That he ran mad and died."
    • Foreign 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. "Domestic and foreign writers.""Hail, foreign wonder!
      Whom certain these rough shades did never breed."
    • Foreign Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government. "Foreign worlds."
    • Foreign 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. "This design is not foreign from some people's thoughts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The only MLB team to have both its city's name and its team name in a foreign language is the San Diego Padres.
    • foreign Not native; alien; belonging to, characteristic of, or derived from another country or nation; exotic; not indigenous: as, foreign animals or plants; the large foreign population in the United States; foreign manner.
    • foreign Having an alien situation or relation; external to or away from one's native country: as, a foreign country or jurisdiction; to enter a foreign army or school.
    • foreign [In law, for certain purposes, chiefly in the determination of private rights in a case of conflict of laws, the legislation and the judicial decisions of any one of the United States are commonly spoken of as foreign with respect to the other States, especially as regards matters not within the jurisdiction of the national government. Thus, in each State corporations formed under the law of any other State are termed foreign corporations. On the other hand, as commerce is subject to regulation by Congress, the term foreign port, when used in reference to such commerce, implies a port outside of the United States; when used, however, in reference to a State law giving a lien upon shipping, it may also mean a port of any other State.]
    • foreign Relating to or connected with another country or other countries; pertaining to external relations or jurisdiction: as, foreign diplomacy; a foreign minister; the department of foreign affairs in a government.
    • foreign Being in a place other than its own; not naturally connected with its surroundings: specifically said of an object, as a bullet or any material, present in a part of the body or in any other situation which is normally free from such intrusion. Thus, sand in the eye, or a splinter or dead bone in the flesh, is foreign matter or a foreign body.
    • foreign Not belonging (to); not connected (with); extraneous; irrelevant; not to the purpose: with to, or sometimes from: as, the sentiments you express are foreign to your heart; this design is foreign from my thoughts.
    • foreign Excluded; not admitted; held at a distance.
    • n foreign A stranger; a foreigner; specifically, one who is not a citizen of the place referred to: opposed to freeman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Volkswagen was the first foreign company to open a factory in the United States. The auto plant opened in 1978 in Pennsylvania.
    • adj Foreign for′in belonging to another country: from abroad: alien: not belonging to, unconnected: not appropriate
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.”
  • Italo Calvino
    Italo%20Calvino
    “The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.”
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik%20Ibsen
    “Don't use that foreign word ideals. We have that excellent native word lies.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann%20Wolfgang%20Von%20Goethe
    “Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.”
  • Jack Kerouac
    Jack Kerouac
    “All of life is a foreign country.”
  • Christopher Morley
    Christopher%20Morley
    “Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. forein, F. forain, LL. foraneus, fr. L. foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores, doors, and E. door,. See Door, and cf. Foreclose Forfeit Forest Forum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. forain—Low L. foraneus—L. foras, out of doors.

Usage

In literature:

By the arrangement of the Foreign Office two soldiers were detailed to escort me across Yunnan.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations submitted a report on the matter February 26, 1894.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
The first great event of the week was a dinner-party at Mr. Wyllie's, the minister of foreign affairs.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
It was in Italy that the tributes were spent of which foreign nations so bitterly complained.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Expulsion of the Foreigners.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
But no foreign policy in Asia can shelter itself behind any colonization plea.
"China, Japan and the U.S.A." by John Dewey
It also favours the inclusion in the wound of a foreign body, such as the broken point of a knife, or a piece of glass.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Of history it may be said nothing human is foreign to it.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
In these courts foreigners sued and were sued, and crimes committed by and against foreigners were tried.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Mr. Seward's letter to Dayton, a first manifesto to foreign nations, and the first document of the new Minister of Foreign Affairs.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
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In poetry:

Prate not to me of foreign strand,
Of beauty o'er the sea -
"This is my own - my native land" -
The only land for me!
"The Only Land For Me (A currency Lad)" by Anonymous Oceania
But if we meet in distant years,
Or on some foreign shore,
Sure I can take my Bible oath,
I've seen that face before.
"To A Portrait Of "A Gentleman"" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Yet he chid not her reproving,
Bore it all in quiet part—
Said: It is but misery moving
Pulses foreign to her heart.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
Arthur was surety for his friend,
Who fled to foreign climes,
And left him to the gripe of law,
The victim of his crimes.
"A Tale" by John Logan
'My cares and toils in foreign climes
Were for that peerless maid;
She rose in beauty by my side:
My toils were all repaid.
"A Tale" by John Logan
One needn't leeav his native shoor,
An visit foreign lands,--
At hooam he'll find a gooid deeal moor
Nor what he understands.
"Aw Can't Tell" by John Hartley

In news:

During a speech about foreign policy, the veep said something he'd probably like to take back.
Vice President Joe Biden touts President Obama's foreign policy prowess at an event at New York University.
In addition to ordering off foreign menus without having to see pictures, bilinguals have steely minds, more studies are showing.
Washington Post Foreign Service Sunday, March 28, 2010.
Another Russian spy scandal broke out earlier this month, just in time for Mitt Romney's recent address on foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute.
Watch the candidates' full debate on foreign policy.
Foreign students than ever enrolled at American colleges and universities last year, including a record number from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
The Russian foreign minister claims the West is threatening not to renew a UN observer mission in Syria if Russia doesn't vote for a resolution that could lead to military intervention.
Un-'quota'- ble : Attorneys doing their best to work around skilled foreign nationals cap.
Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, January 14, 2005.
Chávez's "Socialism for the 21st century" policies have included the confiscation of foreign-owned facilities and the bloating of state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. Or PDVSA, with patronage hires.
Some additional foreign foals may be included in the foal count.
Washington Post Foreign Service Sunday, July 27, 2008.
Former Secretary of State Albright calls Romney vague and ' blustery ' on foreign policy.
Michel Francois, the local leader of a far-right group that is Haiti's fastest growing political movement, sat in a rocking chair in the backyard of his home here, regaling two young women with war stories, when a foreign visitor interrupted.
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In science:

Pricing foreign currency options with stochastic volatility. J.
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
High-frequency data and volatility in foreign-exchange rates. J.
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
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