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4 definitions found
 for Foreign
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foreign \For"eign\, a. [OE. forein, F. forain, LL. foraneus, fr.
     L. foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores
     doors, and E. door. See Door, and cf. Foreclose,
     Forfeit, Forest, Forum.]
     1. Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign
        country; a foreign government. "Foreign worlds." --Milton.
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     2. 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.
        "Domestic and foreign writers." --Atterbury.
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              Hail, foreign wonder!
              Whom certain these rough shades did never breed.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. 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.
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              This design is not foreign from some people's
              thoughts.                             --Swift.
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     4. Held at a distance; excluded; exiled. [Obs.]
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              Kept him a foreign man still; which so grieved him,
              That he ran mad and died.             --Shak.
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     Foreign attachment (Law), a process by which the property
        of a foreign or absent debtor is attached for the
        satisfaction of a debt due from him to the plaintiff; an
        attachment of the goods, effects, or credits of a debtor
        in the hands of a third person; -- called in some States
        trustee, in others factorizing, and in others garnishee
        process. --Kent. --Tomlins. --Cowell.
  
     Foreign bill, a bill drawn in one country, and payable in
        another, as distinguished from an inland bill, which is
        one drawn and payable in the same country. In this latter,
        as well as in several other points of view, the different
        States of the United States are foreign to each other. See
        Exchange, n., 4. --Kent. --Story.
  
     Foreign body (Med.), a substance occurring in any part of
        the body where it does not belong, and usually introduced
        from without.
  
     Foreign office, that department of the government of Great
        Britain which has charge British interests in foreign
        countries.
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     Syn: Outlandish; alien; exotic; remote; distant; extraneous;
          extrinsic.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  foreign
      adj 1: of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations
             (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign
             office" [ant: domestic]
      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" [syn: foreign,
         strange] [ant: native]
      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" [syn: 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" [syn: extraneous, foreign]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "foreign":
     accidental, adventitious, alien, apart, barbarian, barbaric,
     barbarous, curious, detached, disconnected, discrete, disjunct,
     disrelated, dissociated, distant, distasteful, exotic, exterior,
     external, exterrestrial, exterritorial, extragalactic,
     extralateral, extraliminal, extramundane, extramural, extraneous,
     extraorganismal, extrapolar, extraprovincial, extrasolar,
     extraterrestrial, extraterritorial, extratribal, extrinsic,
     foreign-born, immaterial, impersonal, impertinent, imported,
     inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, incommensurable,
     incomparable, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant,
     independent, insular, intrusive, irrelative, isolated,
     nonsubjective, objective, obnoxious, odd, other, outland,
     outlandish, outlying, outside, outward, overseas, peculiar, remote,
     removed, repellent, repugnant, segregate, separate, separated,
     strange, tramontane, transalpine, transatlantic, transpacific,
     ulterior, unaffiliated, unallied, unassimilable, unassociated,
     unconnected, unearthly, unfamiliar, unknown, unrelatable,
     unrelated
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FOREIGN. That which belongs to another country; that which is strange. 1 
  Peters, R. 343. 
       2. Every nation is foreign to all the rest, and the several states of 
  the American Union are foreign to each other, with respect to their 
  municipal laws. 2 Wash. R. 282; 4 Conn. 517; 6 Conn. 480; 2 Wend. 411 1 
  Dall. 458, 463 6 Binn. 321; 12 S. & R. 203; 2 Hill R. 319 1 D. Chipm. 303 7 
  Monroe, 585 5 Leigh, 471; 3 Pick. 293. 
       3. But the reciprocal relations between the national government and the 
  several states composing the United States are not considered as foreign, 
  but domestic. 9 Pet. 607; 5 Pet. 398; 6 Pet. 317; 4 Cranch, 384; 4 Gill & 
  John. 1, 63. Vide Attachment, for foreign attachment; Bill of exchange, for 
  foreign bills of exchange; Foreign Coins; Foreign Judgment; Foreign Laws; 
  Foreigners. 
  
  

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