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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  Hail,  foreign  wonder!  Whom  certain  these  rough 
  shades  did  never  breed.  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  This  design  is  not  foreign  from  some  people's 
  thoughts.  --Swift. 
 
  4.  Held  at  a  distance;  excluded;  exiled.  [Obs.] 
 
  Kept  him  a  foreign  man  still  which  so  grieved  him 
  That  he  ran  mad  and  died.  --Shak. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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"  [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}] 
  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}] 




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