adjective & adverb
- 1Situated at sea some distance from the shore: [as adjective]: this huge stretch of coastline is dominated by offshore barrier islands [as adverb]: we dropped anchor offshoreMore example sentences
- As all land was already owned, there was no room for an expanding population, so new islands were established on sandbars a short distance offshore, where the air was cool and mosquito-free.
- As long as Aboriginal people have been living near the Great Barrier Reef, they have traveled to offshore islands and reefs.
- Aid agencies say the loss of 3,300 fishing trawlers, which also doubled as transport for tourists visiting offshore islands, affects tens of thousands of families.
- 1.1(Of the wind) blowing toward the sea from the land.More example sentences
- Winds blowing offshore push water away from the shore.
- The spray from the offshore wind was blowing over the backside.
- Horrified onlookers could only watch, as an offshore wind blew their flimsy dinghy vessel, into deeper water.
- 1.2Of or relating to the business of extracting oil or gas from the seabed: offshore drillingMore example sentences
- As well as large passenger vessels, he has also identified the offshore oil business and the cargo industry as likely targets.
- The birds may be fatally attracted to lighthouses, offshore drilling platforms, and the high-intensity lamps used by fishermen to lure squid to the surface.
- The company makes hydraulic equipment such as winches and cranes, for the fishing and offshore industries.
- 2Made, situated, or conducting business abroad, especially in order to take advantage of lower costs or less stringent regulation: [as adjective]: deposits in offshore accountsMore example sentences
- The decision to target the collection was taken when it was discovered that his other assets are registered offshore.
- Unfortunately, there is more to trading offshore than just registering your company elsewhere.
- A lot of corporates and individuals hold offshore accounts legitimately.
- 2.1Of, relating to, or derived from a foreign country: [as adjective]: offshore politicsMore example sentences
- Only 30 percent of the claimed investment had to come from offshore, meaning little foreign exchange would flow into the country.
- I see from the commentary that it relates to 6 years of income earned by foreign companies for offshore surveys for possible petroleum fields.
- The funds are believed to have been channelled to the Chavez camp through an offshore company on the island of Curacao.
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- Relocate (a business or department) to a foreign country to take advantage of lower costs: firms had offshored some activities by early 2004More example sentences
- The firm offshores some GIS work to India, while programming activities are done for U.S. clients in Ukraine.
- As more service jobs are offshored, however, that surplus is shrinking rapidly too, declining from $90 billion to $60 billion over the past seven years.
- Ironically, the story is about some workers whose jobs were offshored, who came up with the gimmick of selling themselves on eBay.
More definitions of offshoreDefinition of offshore in:
- The British & World English dictionary