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adverb off·shore \ˈȯf-ˈshȯr\

Definition of offshore

  1. 1 :  from the shore :  seaward; also :  at a distance from the shore

  2. 2 :  outside the country :  abroad

First Known Use of offshore

1720

Other Nautical Terms


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adjective off·shore \ˈȯf-ˌshȯr\

Definition of offshore

  1. 1 :  coming or moving away from the shore toward the water an offshore breeze

  2. 2a :  situated off the shore but within waters under a country's control offshore fisheriesb :  distant from the shore — compare inshore

  3. 3 :  situated or operating in a foreign country offshore mutual funds offshore banking

Examples of offshore in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of offshore

1769

Other Oceanography Terms


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preposition off·shore \ˈȯf-ˌshȯr\

Definition of offshore

  1. :  off the shore of

First Known Use of offshore

1942


OFFSHORE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of offshore for English Language Learners

  • : moving away from the shore toward the water

  • : located in the ocean away from the shore

  • : located in a foreign country


OFFSHORE Defined for Kids

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offshore

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adjective off·shore \ˈȯf-ˌshȯr\

Definition of offshore for Students

  1. 1 :  coming or moving away from the shore an offshore breeze

  2. 2 :  located off the shore offshore oil


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offshore

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adverb off·shore \ˈȯf-ˈshȯr\

Definition of offshore for Students

  1. :  from the shore :  at a distance from the shore He swam offshore. The boat is anchored offshore.



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