noun, (often initial capital letters)
a division of the U.S. Department of State or of a foreign office that maintains diplomatic and consular posts and personnel in other countries.
(mainly US) the diplomatic and usually consular personnel of a foreign affairs ministry or foreign office collectively who represent their country abroad, deal with foreign diplomats at home, etc
The professional arm of the executive branch that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world. Ambassadors, though officially members of the Foreign Service, are sometimes friends of the president of the United States appointed in gratitude for support given during elections.
- Foreign-trade zone
[fawr-in treyd, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪn ˈtreɪd, ˈfɒr-/ noun 1. (def 1).
[fawr-juhj, fohr-] /fɔrˈdʒʌdʒ, foʊr-/ verb (used with object), forejudged, forejudging. 1. to beforehand; prejudge. [fawr-juhj, fohr-] /fɔrˈdʒʌdʒ, foʊr-/ verb (used with object), forejudged, forejudging. 1. . /fɔːˈdʒʌdʒ/ verb 1. to judge (someone or an event, circumstance, etc) before the facts are known; prejudge /fɔːˈdʒʌdʒ/ verb 1. (law) a variant spelling of forjudge
[fawr-noh, fohr-] /fɔrˈnoʊ, foʊr-/ verb (used with object), foreknew, foreknown, foreknowing. 1. to know beforehand. /fɔːˈnəʊ/ verb -knows, -knowing, -knew, -known 1. (transitive) to know in advance
[fawr-nol-ij, fohr-, fawr-nol-ij, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌnɒl ɪdʒ, ˈfoʊr-, fɔrˈnɒl ɪdʒ, foʊr-/ noun 1. of something before it exists or happens; prescience: Did you have any foreknowledge of the scheme? n. 1530s, from fore- + knowledge. Cf. foreknow “to know beforehand” (late 14c.).