offshore
I. adverb Date: 1720 1. from the shore ; seaward; also at a distance from the shore 2. outside the country ; abroad II. adjective Date: 1845 1. coming or moving away from the shore toward the water <
an offshore breeze
>
2. a. situated off the shore but within waters under a country's control <
offshore fisheries
>
b. distant from the shore — compare inshore 3. situated or operating in a foreign country <
offshore mutual funds
>
<
offshore banking
>
III. preposition Date: 1965 off the shore of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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