Definition of 'foreigner'
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Employers or the government could then issue visas, allowing foreigners to live and work where their skills are needed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The city council decided to rename it after complaints that Sydney was honouring too many dead foreigners instead of significant local people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I thought: who is this foreigner destroying my country 's history? Times, Sunday Times (2017)The Premier League clubs are under so much pressure to perform that they buy imports and foreigners at very high prices to bolster up their teams. The Sun (2016)It may be his status as an outsider and a foreigner that gives him his unusual view. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They insist the foreigners should be allowed to work while they are being assessed. The Sun (2008) Wealthy foreigners are likely to be hit with capital gains tax when they sell their properties here. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You have many foreigners in important roles at your clubs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They want more foreigners to come to us and use our social systems. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The law allows foreigners to hold long leases on land and to buy most kinds of flats. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The wealthy foreigners who like this part of town are not impressed by shabby chic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And that will include many foreigners who have a choice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The countries from which the foreigners had come were angry. Christianity Today (2000)Foreigners were allowed to invest in the country. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)They learn fast and the days when foreigners could come and teach them something are pretty much over. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The most common are foreigners who live here but retain strong ties with their home country and intend to return. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Thousands of foreigners fled the country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It makes me feel very good when foreigners see the country is not the way it is often represented in the press. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This would stop foreigners from buying cannabis - ending the thriving tourist drug scene. The Sun (2010)Make it easier for foreigners to buy in London. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Foreigners wanting to live in Britain will get a score based on their work skills. The Sun (2007)It is illegal for a foreigner to buy residential property in Cuba. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Spain's ancient olive trees are under threat from wealthy foreigners seeking fashionable additions to their gardens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So what is this Englishness to which so many foreigners have aspired? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Foreigners buying in Italy are now so discerning that they come armed with a precise wish list. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An industry outsider, a foreigner and an oil novice with a critical eye may be a good thing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Russians get very touchy if foreigners criticise their country, though they will readily admit it is chaotic themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The more foreigners who live here, the more likely it is that crimes will be committed by foreigners. The Sun (2013)They include cities, suburbs, towns and parts of the country where no foreigner would live unless obliged to. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'foreigner'
British English: foreigner /ˈfɒrɪnə/ NOUN
A foreigner is someone who belongs to a country that is not your own.
- American English: foreigner
- Arabic: أَجْنَبِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: estrangeiro
- Chinese: 外国人
- Croatian: stranac
- Czech: cizinec
- Danish: fremmed
- Dutch: buitenlander
- European Spanish: extranjero
- Finnish: ulkomaalainen
- French: étranger d’un autre pays
- German: Ausländer
- Greek: ξένος αλλοδαπός
- Italian: straniero
- Japanese: 外国人
- Korean: 외국인
- Norwegian: utlending
- Polish: cudzoziemiec
- European Portuguese: estrangeiro
- Romanian: străin
- Russian: иностранец
- Spanish: extranjero
- Swedish: utlänning
- Thai: ชาวต่างชาติ
- Turkish: yabancı
- Ukrainian: іноземець
- Vietnamese: người nước ngoài
Definition of foreigner from the Collins English Dictionary
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