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Definition of foreign adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈfɑrən//
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  1. 1in or from a country that is not your own a foreign accent/language/student a foreign-owned company foreign vacations You could tell she was foreign by the way she dressed.
  2. 2[only before noun] dealing with or involving other countries foreign affairs/news/policy/trade foreign aid a foreign correspondent (= one who reports on foreign countries in newspapers or on television) opposite domestic, home
  3. 3foreign to somebody/something (formal) not typical of someone or something; not known to someone or something and therefore seeming strange Dishonesty is foreign to his nature.
  4. 4foreign object/body (formal) an object that has entered something by accident and should not be there Tears help to protect the eye from potentially harmful foreign bodies.
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