offshore

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From off- +‎ shore.

Adjective[edit]

offshore (not comparable)

  1. Moving away from the shore.
  2. Located in the sea away from the coast.
    an offshore oil rig
  3. Located in another country, especially one having beneficial tax laws.

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Adverb[edit]

offshore (not comparable)

  1. Away from the shore.
  2. At some distance from the shore.

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Verb[edit]

offshore (third-person singular simple present offshores, present participle offshoring, simple past and past participle offshored)

  1. To use foreign labour to substitute for local labour.

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Noun[edit]

offshore (plural offshores)

  1. An area or or portion of sea away from the shore.
    • 1884, Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Washington: United States Bureau of Fisheries, page XXVI:
      This problem, so far as the offshores of the United States is concerned, is one that is eminently worthy of the attention of the United States Fish Commission and the support of Congress in its attempt to solve it.
  2. An island, outcrop, or other land away from shore.
    • 1958 October 11, “Signs of improvement”, in Business Week, page 36:
      The Nationalists see that they have nothing to gain—in fact, a lot to lose—by hanging onto the offshores as military bases.
  3. Something or someone in, from, or associated with another country.
    • 1984, Richard H. Blum, Offshore Haven Banks, Trusts, and Companies, New York: Praeger, ISBN 9780030696299, page 31:
      If costs are unequally imposed by governments on their offshores, the government makes the U.S. banking industry less competitive.
    • 2001, Cindy Hahamovitch, “In America Life is Given Away”, in Catherine McNicol Stock and Robert D. Johnston, editors, The Countryside in the Age of the Modern State, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ISBN 9780801487712, page 136:
      Though American legislators renewed restrictive immigration policies in the two decades after the war, they allowed employers of farmworkers to import some 4.5 million Mexican "braceros" and Caribbean "offshores," as the workers were called.

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English offshore.

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Adjective[edit]

offshore (plural offshores)

  1. offshore, in the sea away from the coast
  2. offshore, in another country

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Adjective[edit]

offshore (indeclinable)

  1. offshore

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Adjective[edit]

offshore (indeclinable)

  1. offshore

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

offshore (invariable)

  1. offshore

Noun[edit]

offshore f (plural offshores)

  1. offshore, offshore company