offshore

[ awf-shawr, -shohr, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɒf- /

adverb

off or away from the shore; They pushed the boat offshore.
at a distance from the shore, on a body of water: looking for oil offshore.
in a foreign country.

adjective

verb (used with or without object)

(of a company or organization) to move jobs or business activities from the home territory to a foreign country:When our IT services were offshored to Malaysia, I lost my job.At this time, the manufacturing division has no plans to offshore.Compare nearshore (def. 2), reshore.

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Origin of offshore

First recorded in 1710–20; off + shore1

OTHER WORDS FROM offshore

off·shor·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for offshore

offshore
/ (ˌɒfˈʃɔː) /

adjective, adverb

from, away from, or at some distance from the shore
NZ overseas; abroad

adjective

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
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Scientific definitions for offshore

offshore
[ ôfshôr ]

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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