foreigner

Definitions

  • Foreign Golfer
    Foreign Golfer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foreigner a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    • n foreigner someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
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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
    • n Foreigner A person belonging to or owning allegiance to a foreign country; one not native in the country or jurisdiction under consideration, or not naturalized there; an alien; a stranger. "Joy is such a foreigner ,
      So mere a stranger to my thoughts."
      "Nor could the majesty of the English crown appear in a greater luster, either to foreigners or subjects."
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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.
    • n foreigner A person born or domiciled in a foreign country, or outside of the country or jurisdiction referred to; an alien.
    • n foreigner One who does not belong to a certain class, association, society, etc.; an outsider.
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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.
    • ns Foreigner a native of another country
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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
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    “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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. forain—Low L. foraneus—L. foras, out of doors.

Usage

In literature:

All business with foreign powers is transacted through a Foreign Office, the Wai-wu-pu (formerly the Tsung-li-Yamen).
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The history of the city may be divided into two sections, the pre-foreign period and the foreign period.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
How could that stiff and ambitious man give up the Foreign Office to Fox, whose principles he detested?
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Only the foreign officers were held to ransom.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Foreign commerce is a necessity of our large and redundant agricultural production.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
Parliament was not in session, and the king determined to obtain the services of foreign troops.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Synonymous with foreign, or being on a foreign station.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
To these people we were nothing but foreigners, and down at heart foreigners excite nothing but amusement or hostility.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
Long as he had lived in Rome, he was a foreigner there and liked the foreigners' quarter of the city.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
A vehement outcry arose at the universities against the interference of foreigners in German affairs.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
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In poetry:

"You'll recollect how ach'd our hearts,
That day in Tipperary,
When we set forth for foreign parts,
For distant woods or prairie.
"A Protestant Irishman To His Wife" by Thomas Frederick Young
As I guard my honor,
My love in a foreign land
Ravishes beauties
Who belong to others.
Safely he will come,
But he has left me dead.
"Time And Love" by Vidyapati
And it was hard from them to part,
To wander on a foreign shore—
To leave those dearest to my heart,
Perhaps to meet them never more
"Ennisfall" by Mary Anne Browne
Doth juice medicinal proceed
From such a naughty foreign weed?
Then what's the power
Of Jesse's flow'r?
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
"Meditations on Smoking Tobacco; or, Smoking Spiritualized" by Ralph Erskine
"Now thirty years are gane and past,
I am come frae a foreign land:
I am come to tell thee my love at last -
O Ladye, gie me thy hand!"
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
So they begin to see and know.
In din of started turbines roaring
Mother seems not their mother now,
And you not you, and home is foreign.
"So they begin. With two years gone..." by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Romney's Foreign Policy Speech Highlights.
How foreign papers cover the RNC.
Obama ( belatedly ) responds to Romney foreign policy critique.
Foreign policy debate pits Mitt Romney's cautiousness against Newt Gingrich's pugnacity.
There are also the trademark foreign specialties, including some pretty unusual morning entertainment — namely, belly dancer s.
Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, March 13, 2008.
As a former foreign service officer, I am not convinced that Rayner is on target regarding the state of military preparedness of the army.
Excavating the failures of the Bush administration's foreign policy has almost become a genre in itself.
They rarely see foreigners, let alone foreigners dancing.
In order to make the United States more globally competitive and secure from foreign attacks, the nation must radically transform the way it teaches foreign language.
BRUNSWICK — The town has been deemed a foreign trade zone by the US Department of Commerce Foreign-Trade Zone Board, according to members of Maine's congressional delegation.
President Barack Obama won the final presidential debate because it was on foreign policy, and the president's foreign policy — unlike his domestic spending — is popular with the American people.
In order to prop up the peso, Argentina is rationing foreign exchange to sharply limit spending on imports, prompting foreign retaliation.
Foreigners stick their foreign fingers in our chile market.
Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani (L) shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister S M. Krishna during a meeting in New Delhi on July 5, 2012.
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In science:

While rather foreign to topological field theory this assumption is natural in metrical theories.
From topological to parametrized field theory
Therefore, my invitations to these meetings meant that I would change ”status” while in the USSR, from an ”ordinary” foreign person for the first week, around the Riga workshop, to an important guest of the Academy, for the last two weeks or so around the Novosibirsk meeting.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
Closing this conference, let me thank, especially also in the name of all foreign participants, the organizing committee and in particular its chairman, Prof.
The Physics of Flavor is the Flavor of Physics
Hilgers et al. (1997a)] Hilgers A, Beck C, Turbulent behavior of stock exchange indices and foreign currency exchange rates, Int. J.
Spatio-temporal Chaos and Vacuum Fluctuations of Quantized Fields
The new contribution is the observation that PMI can exploit the huge document collections that are indexed by modern Web search engines. The algorithm is evaluated using the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The algorithm is compared with Latent Semantic Analysis, which has also been evaluated using TOEFL.
Mining the Web for Synonyms: PMI-IR versus LSA on TOEFL
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