Offshore Definition

ôfshôr, ŏf-
offshores
adjective
Moving off or away from the shore.
An offshore wind.
Webster's New World
Situated or in operation at some distance from shore.
Webster's New World
Engaged in outside the U.S. as by U.S. banks or manufacturers.
Offshore investments, offshore assembly plants.
Webster's New World
Located or based in a foreign country and not subject to tax laws.
Offshore bank accounts; offshore investments.
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adverb
Away or far from the shore; seaward.
Webster's New World
Outside the U.S.
To borrow money offshore.
Webster's New World
At a distance from the shore.
A boat moored offshore.
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noun
The comparatively flat region of submerged land extending seaward from beyond the region where breakers form to the edge of the continental shelf.
American Heritage
verb
To outsource (production or services) to another country.
American Heritage
To use foreign labour to substitute for local labour.
Wiktionary
other
A term used to refer to a domestic company that is registered to do business in a country other than where most of its business is transacted. For instance, in the United States, an offshore company would be one that is incorporated in Bermuda even though the vast majority of its business operations are in the United States. Offshore investment companies, such as mutual funds, still must comply with all U.S. regulations if they are doing business in the United States.
Webster's New World Finance

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