foreign foreign  /ˈfɔ rən/


  1. (adj) of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
  2. (adj) relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
  3. (adj) not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
  4. (adj) not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source




  1. He's been criticized for a lack of foreign policy experience.
  2. To restore American power, Obama needs a foreign policy that recognizes its limits.
  3. In the meantime, she met another foreign student, Lolo Soetoro, at the University of Hawaii.


  1. Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt drop in April

    Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt drop in April Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 7:04 am, Friday, June 14, 2013 China, the largest foreign buyer of Treasury debt, reduced its holdings 0.4 percent to $1.26 trillion. The gain shows overseas investors are still buying U.S ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source:

  2. Canadian foreign securities purchases increase more-than-expected - Foreign investors' acquisitions of Canadian securities increased more-than-expected in April, led by corporate debt instruments, official data showed on Monday. In a report,
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Foreign Investment in Canada Securities at 7-Month High in April

    Foreign Investment in Canada Securities at 7-Month High in April
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "In collaboration with our colleagues at the Treasury, we continue to carefully monitor developments in foreign exchange markets," Bernanke said, citing worry about inflation and also signaling limits to official tolerance of the dollar's fall.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

  2. "While there is no evidence that any British officer was directly engaged in torture in the aftermath of 9/11, there are questions over the degree to which British officers were working with foreign security services who were treating detainees in...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: AFP

  3. He said that the government's vision for foreign affairs was "a distinctive British foreign policy that is active in Europe and across the world, that builds up British engagement in the parts of the globe where opportunities as well as threats...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: William Hague Source: Xinhua

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