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Dictionary Definition

offshore adj
1 (of winds) coming from the land; "offshore winds" [ant: inshore]
2 at some distance from the shore; "offshore oil reserves"; "an offshore island" adv : away from shore; away from land; "cruising three miles offshore" [ant: onshore]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Moving away from the shore.
  2. Located in the sea away from the coast.
    an offshore oil rig
  3. Located in another country, especially one having beneficial tax laws.


moving away from the shore
located in the sea away from the coast
located in another country


  1. Away from the shore.
  2. At some distance from the shore.


away from the shore
at some distance from the shore


  1. To use foreign labour to substitute for local labour.


to use foreign labour to substitute for local labour

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Extensive Definition

The term Offshore may refer to:

See also

offshore in German: Offshore
offshore in Modern Greek (1453-): Offshore
offshore in Esperanto: Offshore
offshore in French: Offshore
offshore in Italian: Offshore
offshore in Japanese: オフショア (曖昧さ回避)
offshore in Portuguese: Offshore (desambiguação)
offshore in Russian: Офшор
offshore in Ukrainian: Офшор
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