US: /ˈfɑɹən/, /ˈfɔɹən/
UK: /fˈɒɹən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

foreign /'fɔrin/
  • tính từ
    • (thuộc) nước ngoài, từ nước ngoài, ở nước ngoài
      • foreign languagers: tiếng nước ngoài
      • foreign trade: ngoại thương
      • foreign affairs: việc ngoại giao
      • the Foreign Office: bộ trưởng ngoại giao (Anh)
      • the Foreign Secretary: bộ trưởng ngoại giao (Anh)
    • xa lạ; ngoài, không thuộc về
      • this is foreign to the subject: cái đó không thuộc vào vấn đề
    • (y học) ngoài, lạ
      • a foreign body: vật lạ, vật ngoài
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) thuộc tiểu bang khác

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 in or from a country that is not your own: a foreign accent / language / student + a foreign-owned company + foreign holidays + You could tell she was foreign by the way she dressed.
2 [only before noun] dealing with or involving other countries: foreign affairs / news / policy / trade + foreign aid + a foreign correspondent (= one who reports on foreign countries in newspapers or on television)
Antonym: HOME
3 ~ to sb/sth (formal) not typical of sb/sth; not known to sb/sth and therefore seeming strange: Dishonesty is foreign to his nature.
4 ~ object / body (formal) an object that has entered sth by accident and should not be there: Tears help to protect the eye from potentially harmful foreign bodies.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 alien, imported, non-native; overseas, distant, tramontane, transalpine, transatlantic, transpacific:
Duty is payable on foreign goods. We holiday in a different foreign country each year.
2 strange, outlandish, exotic, unfamiliar, peculiar, odd, curious:
She regards anything except beans and toast as foreign food.
3 unknown, unfamiliar, strange, inappropriate, unrelated, unconnected, unassimilable, remote, extrinsic, extraneous:
Their philosophy is completely foreign to my way of thinking.

Collocation dictionary

1 not coming from your own country


be, look, sound
The name sounded foreign.


a slightly foreign accent
| distinctly
He was a small man, distinctly foreign in appearance.

2 foreign to sb: not typical of sb/not known to sb


be, feel, seem


very | completely, entirely, quite, totally, utterly
This kind of behaviour is completely foreign to her.

Concise English dictionary

'fɑrən ,'fɔ- /'fɒr-
+of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
+relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
+not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
+not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source