[ adjective ] of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)


"foreign trade" "a foreign office"

Used in print

(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)

It has erupted on the national level in the matter of including birth-control information and material in foreign aid to underdeveloped countries .

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

Only the vain and incurably sentimental among us will lose sleep simply because foreign peoples are not as impressed by our strength as they ought to be .

(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)

assemble and maintain pertinent and current scientific literature , both domestic and foreign , and issue bibliographical data with_respect_thereto ;

cause on-site inspections to be made of promising projects , domestic and foreign , and , in the case of projects located in the United_States , cooperate and participate in their development in instances in which the purposes of_this Act will be served thereby ;

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums , to remain available until expended , as may be necessary , but not more_than $ 75000000 in_all , ( a ) to carry_out the provisions of_this Act during the fiscal_years 1962 to 1967 , inclusive ; ( b ) to finance , for not more_than two years beyond the end of said period , such grants , contracts , cooperative agreements , and studies as may theretofore have been undertaken pursuant to this Act ; and ( c ) to finance , for not more_than three years beyond the end of said period , such activities as are required to correlate , coordinate , and round_out the results of studies and research undertaken pursuant to this Act : Provided , That funds available in any one year for research and development may , subject_to the approval of the Secretary_of_State to assure that such activities are consistent with the foreign_policy objectives of the United_States , be expended in_cooperation_with public or private agencies in foreign countries in the development of processes useful to the program in the United_States : And provided further , That every such contract or agreement made with any public or private agency in a foreign country shall contain provisions effective to insure that the results or information developed in connection therewith shall be available without cost to the United_States for the use of the United_States throughout the world and for the use of the general public within the United_States .

[ adjective ] 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"

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

Dover `` publishes '' what the company calls `` Listen_and_Learn '' productions designed to teach foreign languages .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

This is the only case in modern history of a_people of Britannic origin submitting without continued struggle to what they view_as foreign domination .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

Then epistolatory me was a foreign correspondent dispatching exciting cables and communiques , full of dash and wit and glamor , quoting from the books I read , imitating the grand styles of the authors recommended by a teacher in whose special , after_school class I was enrolled .

[ adjective ] 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"

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

After selecting a sheet and inspecting it for flaws ( even the best sometimes has foreign ' nubbins ' on its surface ) , I sponge it thoroughly on both sides with clean , cold water .

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[ adjective ] not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source




"water free of extraneous matter" "foreign particles in milk"

Used in print

(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)

Trachea clear of mucus and foreign objects .

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