from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Moving or directed away from the shore: an offshore wind.
- adj. Located at a distance from the shore: an offshore mooring; offshore oil-drilling platforms.
- adj. Located or based in a foreign country and not subject to tax laws: offshore bank accounts; offshore investments.
- adv. Away from the shore: The storm moved offshore.
- adv. At a distance from the shore: a boat moored offshore.
- n. The comparatively flat region of submerged land extending seaward from beyond the region where breakers form to the edge of the continental shelf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Moving away from the shore.
- adj. Located in the sea away from the coast.
- adj. Located in another country, especially one having beneficial tax laws.
- adv. Away from the shore.
- adv. At some distance from the shore.
- v. To use foreign labour to substitute for local labour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. From the shore
- adj. Located in the waters near the shore.
- adj. Operating or located in a foreign country.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- From the shore; away from the shore: as, the wind was blowing offshore.
- At a distance from the shore.
- Leading off or away from the shore.
- Belonging to or carrying on operations in that part of the sea which is off or at a distance from the shore, especially at a distance of more than three miles from the shore: opposed to inshore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. at some distance from the shore
- adv. away from shore; away from land
- adj. (of winds) coming from the land
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