exile, expatriate, expat(noun)
a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
exile, deportation, expatriation, transportation(verb)
the act of expelling a person from their native land
"men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
expatriate, deport, exile(verb)
expel from a country
"The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions"
The state of being banished from one's home or country.
Someone who is banished from one's home or country.
To send into exile.
Origin: exil, from essil exil, from exsilium, exilium, derived from exsul, exul.
forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country
the person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home
to banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away
small; slender; thin; fine
Origin: [L. exilis.]
Exile means to be away from one's home, while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return. It can be a form of punishment and solitude. It is common to distinguish between internal exile, i.e., forced resettlement within the country of residence, and external exile, deportation outside the country of residence. Although most commonly used to describe an individual situation, the term is also used for groups, or for an entire government. Terms such as diaspora and refugee describe group exile, both voluntary and forced, and government in exile describes a government of a country that has been forced to relocate and argue its legitimacy from outside that country. Exile can also be a self-imposed departure from one's homeland. Self-exile is often depicted as a form of protest by the person that claims it, to avoid persecution or legal matters, an act of shame or repentance, or isolating oneself to be able to devote time to a particular thing. Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that, "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks′īl, or egz′īl, n. state of being sent out of one's native country: expulsion from home: banishment: one away from his native country.—v.t. to expel from one's native country, to banish.—n. Ex′īlement, banishment.—adj. Exil′ic, pertaining to exile, esp. that of the Jews in Babylon. [O. Fr. exil—L. exsilium, banishment—ex, out of, and root of salīre, to leap.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'exile' in Nouns Frequency: #2652
The numerical value of exile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of exile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We had to go into exile so we hijacked a plane.
I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer the secret of redemption lies in remembrance.
I now believe we have a chance to exile our failed leaders. We have a moment to change the direction Israel goes.
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
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- һөргөн, һөрөлгәнBashkir
- заточение, изгнаник, изгнание, заточеник, заточавамBulgarian
- bandejament, exiliat, bandejat, exiliar, bandejar, exili, desterrament, desterrarCatalan, Valencian
- vyhnanství, exilCzech
- Exilant, ins Exil schicken, Exil, exilierenGerman
- εξορίζω, εξορία, εξόριστοςGreek
- exiliado, desterrado, exiliar, exilio, destierro, desterrarSpanish
- maanpako, karkottaa, [[ajaa]] [[maanpakoon]], maanpakolaisuus, maanpakolainenFinnish
- exil, exiléFrench
- ballingWestern Frisian
- deoraíocht, deoraí, díbir, ionnarbIrish
- fògarrach, deòradh, eilthireachScottish Gaelic
- exilio, exiliar, desterro, desterrarGalician
- joarreeaght, joarreeys, eebyrtagh, fogaragh, eebyrtManx
- גלות, גולה, הגלהHebrew
- száműzés, száműz, száműzetés, száműzöttHungarian
- esiliato, esiliare, esilio, esuleItalian
- 亡命, 追放Japanese
- exiléierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- trimdinieks, izraidīt, trimda, izraidījums, izraidītaisLatvian
- ballingschap, banneling, verbannenDutch
- exilado, exilar, desterro, exílio, desterrarPortuguese
- exil, exilare, exilat, exilaRomanian
- ссыльный, изгнанник, ссылка, изгнаниеRussian
- ìzgnanīk, prògnanica, izgnànstvo, prògōnstvo, ìzgnanica, prògnanīkSerbo-Croatian
- exil, landsförvisaSwedish
- xil, xiläbVolapük
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