[awf-shawr, -shohr, of-]
- moving or tending away from the shore toward or into a body of water: an offshore wind.
- located or operating on a body of water, at some distance from the shore: offshore fisheries.
- registered, located, conducted, or operated in a foreign country: an off-shore investment company; off-shore manufacture of car parts.
Origin of offshore
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Examples from the Web for offshore
But when modern-day conservationists surveyed the offshore rocks they discovered something even more ethereal lurking within.What Made Mexico’s Most Mysterious Beach?
October 14, 2014
Churchill then decided to embark on a British cruiser, the Belfast, and watch the landings from offshore.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion
June 5, 2014
It was built in Norway and is classed as an offshore support vessel.Ocean Shield, the Ship That Saved the Search for MH370
April 11, 2014
For centuries, offshore rocks, strong surf, and dense fog have cursed boats landing and launching in the Atlantic.Namibia’s Spooky Skeleton Coast
March 5, 2014
On Thursday, the relief effort intensified with the arrival of an American aircraft carrier group just offshore.Typhoon Haiyan: The Philippine Village that Lost Its Men
November 17, 2013
The shampooer's whistles drifted out on the offshore breeze.Boy Scouts in the Philippines
G. Harvey Ralphson
The wind was offshore, and by the morning I was out of sight of the French coast.No Surrender!
G. A. Henty
It made no more impression upon him than if he had been an offshore buoy.Caleb West, Master Diver
F. Hopkinson Smith
It is important also just offshore from Audierne, Douarnenez, and Camaret.Rambles in Brittany
Our protective oceans mean that likely conflict is offshore.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
- from, away from, or at some distance from the shore
- NZ overseas; abroad
- sited or conducted at sea as opposed to on landoffshore industries
- based or operating abroad in places where the tax system is more advantageous than that of the home countryoffshore banking; offshore fund
- The relatively flat, irregularly shaped zone that extends outward from the breaker zone to the edge of the continental shelf. The water depth in this area is usually at least 10 m (33 ft). The offshore is continually submerged.
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