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OFFSHORE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does offshore mean? 

OFFSHORE (adjective)
  The adjective OFFSHORE has 2 senses:

1. (of winds) coming from the land
2. at some distance from the shore

  Familiarity information: OFFSHORE used as an adjective is rare.


OFFSHORE (adverb)
  The adverb OFFSHORE has 1 sense:

1. away from shore; away from land

  Familiarity information: OFFSHORE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OFFSHORE (adjective)


Sense 1offshore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of winds) coming from the land

Context example:

offshore winds

Antonym:

inshore ((of winds) coming from the sea toward the land)


Sense 2offshore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At some distance from the shore

Context examples:

offshore oil reserves / an offshore island

Similar:

sea (relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships)


OFFSHORE (adverb)


Sense 1offshore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Away from shore; away from land

Context example:

cruising three miles offshore

Antonym:

onshore (on or toward the land)


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