A foreigner is someone from another country. A foreigner is not from these parts.

Things that are foreign are different and unknown to people. Likewise, a foreigner is someone from a different country. An American visiting China is a foreigner. A German person visiting Canada is a foreigner. Foreigners are often tourists who check out the sights of other countries. If a foreigner decided to relocate to another country, they become an immigrant and perhaps eventually a citizen.

Definitions of foreigner
  1. noun
    a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    synonyms: alien, noncitizen, outlander
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    a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
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    au pair
    a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
    deportee, exile
    a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
    a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)
    import, importee
    an imported person brought from a foreign country
    an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
    au pair girl
    a foreign girl serving as an au pair
    type of:
    traveler, traveller
    a person who changes location
  2. noun
    someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
    synonyms: outsider
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    one living on or coming from the other side of the Alps from Italy
    type of:
    alien, stranger, unknown
    anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
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