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1offshore

adverb off·shore \ˈf-ˈshr\

Definition of OFFSHORE

1
:  from the shore :  seaward; also :  at a distance from the shore
2
:  outside the country :  abroad

First Known Use of OFFSHORE

1720

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

2offshore

adjective off·shore \ˈf-ˌ\

: moving away from the shore toward the water

: located in the ocean away from the shore

: located in a foreign country

Full Definition of OFFSHORE

1
:  coming or moving away from the shore toward the water <an offshore breeze>
2
a :  situated off the shore but within waters under a country's control <offshore fisheries>
b :  distant from the shore — compare inshore
3
:  situated or operating in a foreign country <offshore mutual funds> <offshore banking>

Examples of OFFSHORE

  1. We sailed to an offshore island.
  2. He works on an offshore oil rig.
  3. They opened an offshore bank account.
  4. He traced the money to an offshore investment company.

First Known Use of OFFSHORE

1845

Other Oceanography Terms

littoral, sound

3offshore

preposition off·shore \ˈf-ˌ\

Definition of OFFSHORE

:  off the shore of

First Known Use of OFFSHORE

1965

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