|Origin:||forein, from Latin foris 'outside'|
for‧eign S3 W1
from or relating to a country that is not your own:
Can you speak any foreign languages?
the success of foreign companies in various industries
I thought she sounded foreign.
transactions in foreign currencies
2 [only before noun]
involving or dealing with other countries [≠ domestic]:
America's foreign policy
to seem strange to someone as the result of not being known or understood [= be alien to somebody]:
The language of finance is quite foreign to me.
to be not typical of someone's usual character:
Aggression is completely foreign to his nature.
a piece of dirt, glass, or other material that has got inside something, especially someone's body, and that should not be there:
cells that are designed to attack and destroy foreign bodies
—foreignness noun [uncountable]