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Definition of Foreign


  1. Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government.
  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.
  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.
  4. Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.

Foreign Quotations

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
Jimmy Carter

In the modern world, those who are weak will get unambiguous advice from foreign visitors which way to go and what policy course to pursue.
Vladimir Putin

We need to know who's in the United States. We need to know everyone who's in the United States that comes in here from a foreign country. And we have to separate the ones who are dangerous from the ones who aren't. To accomplish that, we need a fence. We need a technological fence. We need a border patrol.
Rudy Giuliani

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.
Henry A. Kissinger
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Foreign Translations

foreign in Afrikaans is vreemd
foreign in Danish is udenlandsk, fremmed
foreign in Dutch is uitheems, buitenlands
foreign in Finnish is vieras
foreign in Italian is straniero, estero
foreign in Latin is externus, alienus, extrarius
foreign in Portuguese is extrangeiro
foreign in Spanish is ajeno
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