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Meaning & Definition of Foreign in English

English

Foreign

/fɔrən/

adjective

1. Of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

  • "Foreign trade"
  • "A foreign office"
    synonym:
  • foreign

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • foreign
  • ,
  • strange

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • alien
  • ,
  • foreign

4. Not belonging to that in which it is contained

  • Introduced from an outside source
  • "Water free of extraneous matter"
  • "Foreign particles in milk"
    synonym:
  • extraneous
  • ,
  • foreign

Examples of using

He who doesn't know foreign languages, doesn't know his own.
How should I prepare for a trip to a foreign country?
It's interesting to learn a foreign language.