offshore - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] in the sea, not on the land. This word is used especially for talking about the oil industry

    China has huge offshore and onshore oil reserves.

    an offshore oil rig

    1. a.
      in the sea but near the coast

      offshore islands

    2. b.
      an offshore wind is blowing away from the land, towards the sea

      Avoid offshore winds and don’t sail alone.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] economics an offshore bank or company is not in your own country, but in a country where you pay less tax

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They’re going to be working offshore.

The wind was blowing offshore.