[fawr-uh-ner, for-] /ˈfɔr ə nər, ˈfɒr-/

a person not native to or naturalized in the country or jurisdiction under consideration; alien.
a person from outside one’s community.
a thing produced in or brought from a country.
Nautical. a vessel.
a person from a foreign country; alien
an outsider or interloper
something from a foreign country, such as a ship or product

early 15c., foreyner; see foreign + -er (1).

In ordinary use chiefly applied to those who speak a foreign language as their native tongue; thus in England the term is not commonly understood to include Americans. [OED]

a Gentile. Such as resided among the Hebrews were required by the law to be treated with kindness (Ex. 22:21; 23:9; Lev. 19:33, 34; 23:22; Deut. 14:28; 16:10, 11; 24:19). They enjoyed in many things equal rights with the native-born residents (Ex. 12:49; Lev. 24:22; Num. 15:15; 35:15), but were not allowed to do anything which was an abomination according to the Jewish law (Ex. 20:10; Lev. 17:15,16; 18:26; 20:2; 24:16, etc.).


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