|1.||[ adjective ] of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)|
"foreign trade" "a foreign office"
|Related terms:||domestic external abroad international|
|2.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||native alien established unnaturalized foreign-born adventive imported unnaturalised tramontane nonnative unfamiliarity foreignness|
|3.||[ 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"
|4.||[ adjective ] not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source|
"water free of extraneous matter" "foreign particles in milk"