Definitions for Alienˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
al•ien*ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ən(n.)
a foreign-born resident who has not been naturalized and who owes allegiance to another country.
a person who has been estranged or excluded.
(adj.)owing allegiance to another country.
belonging or relating to aliens.
unlike one's own; strange.
opposed; hostile (usu. fol. by to or from):
ideas alien to modern thinking.
* Syn: See stranger.
Origin of alien:
1300–50; ME < MF < L aliēnus
foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlander(noun)
a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
stranger, alien, unknown(noun)
anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
extraterrestrial being, extraterrestrial, alien(adj)
a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
"an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature"
being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
"alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine"
transfer property or ownership
"The will aliened the property to the heirs"
estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect(verb)
arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
"She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
alien(noun)ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ən
a creature from space
an alien invasion
alienˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ən
alien(adjective)ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ən
The idea seemed alien to him.
A person, animal, plant, or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.
A foreigner residing in a country.
Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.
To estrange; to alienate.
To transfer the ownership of something.
Pertaining to an alien.
Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.
Origin: alien, aliene, from alienus, from alius, from h₂élyos.
not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores
wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion
a foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See Alienage
one excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies
to alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership
The Alien film franchise is a science fiction horror film series consisting of four installments, focusing on Lieutenant Ellen Ripley and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as the "Alien". Produced by 20th Century Fox, the series started with the 1979 film Alien, which led to three movie sequels, as well as numerous books, comics and video game spin-offs. Related to the franchise is the two part Alien vs. Predator series which combines the Aliens with the Predators from the Predator film series. Prometheus, an indirect prequel to Alien, is also related.
Translations for Alien
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
Aliens are not welcome there.
- vreemdeling, buitelanderAfrikaans
- غَرِيب، أجْنَبِيArabic
- estrangeiroPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Ausländer(in); aber auch AusserirrdischeGerman
- orang asingIndonesian
- warga asingMalay
- utlending, fremmedNorwegian
- obcy, cudzoziemiecPolish
- بیګانه ، مهاجرPashto
- cudzinec, -nkaSlovak
- yabancı uyruklu kimseTurkish
- 外國人Chinese (Trad.)
- іноземець, чужоземецьUkrainian
- غیر ملکیUrdu
- ngoại kiềuVietnamese
- 外侨Chinese (Simp.)
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