Foreign - (a.) Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government.
Foreign - (a.) 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.
Foreign - (a.) 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.
Foreign - (a.) Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.
Foreigner - (n.) 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.
Foreignism - (n.) Anything peculiar to a foreign language or people; a foreign idiom or custom.
Foreignness - (n.) The quality of being foreign; remoteness; want of relation or appropriateness.
Foreign - adj. 1 of, from, in, or characteristic of, a country or language other than one's own. 2 dealing with other countries (foreign service). 3 of another district, society, etc. 4 (often foll. By to) unfamiliar, alien. 5 coming from outside (foreign body). foreignness n. [latin foris outside]
Foreign and commonwealth office - n. British government department dealing with foreign affairs.
Foreigner - n. Person born in or coming from another country.
Foreign legion - n. Body of foreign volunteers in the (esp. French) army.
Foreign minister - n. (also foreign secretary) government minister in charge of foreign affairs.
Foreign office - n. Hist. Or informal = *foreign and commonwealth office.
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