Foreign

Foreign may refer to:

  • Foreign corporation, a U.S. concept for a corporation that can do business outside its jurisdiction
  • Foreign key, a constraint in a relational database
  • Foreign language, a language not spoken by the people of a certain place
  • Foreign policy, how a country interacts with other countries of the world
  • Foreign film, also known as world cinema, are films and film industries of non-English speaking countries
  • Foreign accent syndrome, a rare side effect of severe brain injury
  • Foreign Policy, an American magazine
  • Non-self,
    • An exogenous antigen that stimulates an immune response
    • A concept in Buddhist philosophy, the "non-self" or "absence of separate self"

Famous quotes containing the word foreign:

    You can’t appreciate home till you’ve left it, money till it’s spent, your wife till she’s joined a woman’s club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town.
    O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862–1910)

    It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the rollercoaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.
    Carson McCullers (1917–1967)

    Let us waive that agitated national topic, as to whether such multitudes of foreign poor should be landed on our American shores; let us waive it, with the one only thought, that if they can get here, they have God’s right to come.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)