from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Foreign by birth; not native to the country in which one resides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. born in another area or country than that lived in; -- of persons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of persons born in another area or country than that lived in


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  • Though all but two of the pastors are white, at an average worship service as many as 20 percent of the congregation are nonwhite and, according to internal surveys, new member classes draw between 12 and 17 percent foreign-born attendees.

    American Grace

  • For instance, the data reveal that a foreign-born surgeon currently operating in Texas has an unusual number of patient deaths associated with an elective procedure.

    Medicare Records Reveal Troubling Trail of Surgeries

  • As of the 2000 Census, 22 percent of Lowell's population was foreign-born the national average throughout the U.S. is 11 percent.

    Nataly Kelly: Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? And What Languages Do They Speak?

  • This rapidly growing segment is made up of US Born and foreign-born Latinos with 15+ years on American soil and represent 75% of the 12-34 Hispanic population.

    Jose Tillan: The 'New Generation Latino'

  • Data from the 2000 U.S. Census estimates the percentage of foreign-born residents living in Hyattsville at 24.5 percent.

    Hyattsville: voting rights for non-citizens?

  • The US has historically benefited from top foreign talent being drawn to our strong academic programs, with many of these foreign-born scientists staying after they graduate.

    Howard Steven Friedman: Where Are the Chinese Nobel Prize Winners in Science?

  • Continuous investment in our undergraduate schools, graduate schools and research institutions will help keep this pattern vibrant, though an increasing number of foreign-born scientists perceive that the career opportunities outside the US are starting to outshine those inside the US.

    Howard Steven Friedman: Where Are the Chinese Nobel Prize Winners in Science?

  • Coin-flip answers biased only by how much they wish to affiliate themselves with Obama, whether they understand the Constitutional implications of being foreign-born, and how much they think a foreign birth is disreputable.

    Symbolic Belief

  • In addition to being the first foreign-born Joint Chiefs chairman, he was the first draftee to rise to the top military job at the Pentagon, the Defense Department said.

    Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili dies

  • As any Silicon Valley entrepreneur can tell you, Uncle Sam's stinginess with green cards is making it hard to retain foreign-born talent in the U.S. Yet more than a decade of kvetching has produced nada from Congress because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on comprehensive reform.

    Green Card Progress


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