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
Synonyms: alien

"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"

Related terms: extrinsic
4. [ adjective ] not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
Synonyms: extraneous

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

Related terms: adulterating
Similar spelling:   foreigner