Definition of offshore adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈʃɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈʃɔːr//
    , NAmE//ˌɑːfˈʃɔːr//
    [usually before noun] Coastlines and the sea, Banking, Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1happening or existing in the sea, not far from the land offshore drilling an offshore island See related entries: Coastlines and the sea, Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2(of winds) blowing from the land towards the sea offshore breezes
  3. 3(business) (of money, companies, etc.) kept or located in a country that has more generous tax laws than other places offshore investments See related entries: Banking

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