the Foreign Service

Definition of the Foreign Service

  1. :  a part of the U.S. State Department that hires people (such as diplomats) to represent the government in foreign countries

Word by Word Definitions

foreignplay Foreign
  1. :  situated outside a place or country

    :  situated outside one's own country

    :  born in, belonging to, or characteristic of some place or country other than the one under consideration

serviceplay Service
  1. :  the occupation or function of serving

    :  employment as a servant

    :  the work performed by one that serves

  1. :  to perform services for: such as

    :  to repair or provide maintenance for

    :  to meet interest and sinking fund payments on

  1. :  of or relating to the armed services

    :  used in serving or supplying

    :  intended for hard or everyday use

  1. :  an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit

    :  a related Old World tree (S. torminalis) with bitter fruits

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a trip made at another's expense

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