[awf-shawr, -shohr, of-] /ˈɔfˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɒf-/
or away from the :
They pushed the boat offshore.
at a distance from the , on a body of water:
looking for oil offshore.
in a foreign country.
moving or tending away from the toward or into a body of water:
an offshore wind.
located or operating on a body of water, at some distance from the :
registered, located, conducted, or operated in a foreign country:
an off-shore investment company; off-shore manufacture of car parts.
from, away from, or at some distance from the shore
(NZ) overseas; abroad
sited or conducted at sea as opposed to on land: offshore industries
based or operating abroad in places where the tax system is more advantageous than that of the home country: offshore banking, offshore fund
The relatively flat, irregularly shaped zone that extends outward from the breaker zone to the edge of the continental shelf. The water depth in this area is usually at least 10 m (33 ft). The offshore is continually submerged.
noun, Nautical. 1. a floating dock moored to pilings, dolphins, etc., used for cleaning and repairing medium-sized vessels.
- Offshore drilling
The operation of oil wells on the continental shelf, sometimes in water hundreds of feet deep. Note: Public debate about offshore drilling concentrates on the possibility that large oil spills will occur, with subsequent damage to the coastal environment.
[awf-shawr-muh n, -shohr-, of-] /ˈɔfˈʃɔr mən, -ˈʃoʊr-, ˈɒf-/ noun, plural offshoremen. 1. a person who works , especially on an oil rig.
[awf-shawr-ing, ‐shohr‐, of‐] /ˈɔfˈʃɔr ɪŋ, ‐ˈʃoʊr‐, ˈɒf‐/ noun 1. the practice of moving employees or certain business activities to foreign countries as a way to lower costs, avoid taxes, etc.: the offshoring of software jobs to China. /ˈɒfˌʃɔːrɪŋ/ noun 1. the practice of moving a company’s operating base to a foreign country where labour costs […]