What does alien mean?

Definitions for alien
ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ənalien

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlandernoun

    a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

  2. stranger, alien, unknownnoun

    anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

  3. extraterrestrial being, extraterrestrial, alienadjective

    a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere

  4. alien, foreignadjective

    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"

  5. alien, exoticverb

    being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine"

  6. alien, alienateverb

    transfer property or ownership

    "The will aliened the property to the heirs"

  7. estrange, alienate, alien, disaffectverb

    arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

    "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"

Wiktionary

  1. aliennoun

    A person, animal, plant, or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.

  2. aliennoun

    A foreigner residing in a country.

  3. aliennoun

    Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.

  4. alienverb

    To estrange; to alienate.

  5. alienverb

    To transfer the ownership of something.

  6. alienadjective

    Pertaining to an alien.

  7. alienadjective

    Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.

  8. Etymology: alien, aliene, from alienus, from alius, from h₂élyos.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ALIENadjective

    Etymology: alienus, Lat.

    The mother plant admires the leaves unknown
    Of alien trees, and apples not her own. John Dryden, Virg. Georg.

    But who can tell, what pangs, what sharp remorse,
    Torment the Boian prince? from native soil
    Exil’d by fate, torn from the tender embrace
    Of weeping consort, and depriv’d the sight
    Of his young guiltless progeny, he seeks
    Inglorious shelter in an alien land. Philips.

    To declare my mind to the disciples of the fire, by a similitude not alien from their profession. Boyle.

    The sentiment that arises, is a conviction of the deplorable state of nature, to which sin reduced us; a weak, ignorant creature, alien from God and goodness, and a prey to the great destroyer. John Rogers, Sermons.

    They encouraged persons and principles, alien from our religion and government, in order to strengthen their faction. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.

  2. Aliennoun

    Etymology: alienus, Lat.

    In whomsoever these things are, the church doth acknowledge them for her children; them only she holdeth for aliens and strangers, in whom these things are not found. Richard Hooker.

    If it be prov’d against an alien,
    He seeks the life of any citizen,
    The party, ’gainst the which he doth contrive,
    Shall seize on half his goods. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    The mere Irish were not only accounted aliens, but enemies, and altogether out of the protection of the law; so as it was no capital offence to kill them. John Davies, on Ireland.

    Thy place in council thou hast rudely lost,
    Which by thy younger brother is supply’d,
    And art almost an alien to the hearts
    Of all the court and princes of my blood. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Their famous lawgiver condemned the persons, who sat idle in divisions dangerous to the government, as aliens to the community, and therefore to be cut off from it. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

  3. To Alienverb

    Etymology: aliener, Fr. alieno, Lat.

    If the son alien those lands, and then repurchase them again in fee, now the rules of descents are to be observed, as if he were the original purchaser. Matthew Hale, History of Common Law.

    The king was wonderfully disquieted, when he found, that the prince was totally aliened from all thoughts of, or inclination to, the marriage. Edward Hyde.

Wikipedia

  1. Alien

    Alien is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears for her eighth studio album Britney Jean (2013). It was written and produced by William Orbit, Ana Díaz, and Dan Traynor, with additional songwriting provided by Spears and Anthony Preston. "Alien" is a mid-tempo dance-pop song, which lyrically discusses Spears' feelings of loneliness. "Alien" received acclaim from music critics, who appreciated its production and recognized it as being among the more personal offerings from the record. The track peaked at number 8 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and debuted at 147 on the French Singles Chart despite not being a single from Britney Jean. The track has been performed during Spears' residency show Britney: Piece of Me.

ChatGPT

  1. alien

    An alien is an individual or being that originates from another region, planet, or galaxy than the one currently inhabited. This term can be used generically to describe anyone or anything that is considered foreign or unfamiliar. In science fiction, it often refers to extraterrestrial life forms. In legal context, it denotes a person who is not a citizen or national of a given country.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alienadjective

    not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores

  2. Alienadjective

    wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion

  3. Aliennoun

    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

  4. Aliennoun

    one excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies

  5. Alienverb

    to alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership

  6. Etymology: [OF. alien, L. alienus, fr. alius another; properly, therefore, belonging to another. See Else.]

Wikidata

  1. Alien

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alien

    āl′yen, adj. foreign: different in nature: adverse to.—n. one belonging to another country: one not entitled to the rights of citizenship.—n. Al′ienage, state of being an alien. [L. alienusalius, other.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alien

    Generally speaking, one born in a foreign country, out of the king's allegiance; but if the parents be of the king's obedience, the child is no alien. An alien enemy, or person under the allegiance of the state at war with us, is not generally disabled from being a witness in admiralty courts; nor are debts due to him forfeited, but only suspended.--Alien's duty, the impost laid on all goods imported into England in foreign bottoms, over and above the regular customs.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alien

    In law, implies a person born in a foreign country, in contradistinction to a natural born or naturalized person.

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Anagrams for alien »

  1. aline

  2. Aline

  3. A-line

  4. anile

  5. laine

  6. linea

  7. elian

  8. elain

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alien in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alien in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of alien in a Sentence

  1. Dan Bishop:

    The administration has not been forthcoming about the circumstances about the border generally and certainly not concerning the handling of UACs [unaccompanied alien children], they’ve been flown about the country in the dark of night, there have been all sorts of irregular and housing decisions made that have been discovered by media from time to time. But Congress can’t learn of them. We’ve had hard times since the beginning of the Biden administration obtaining quantification of information. There have been delays of reports that are regularly published by DHS.

  2. Grange Lady Haig Rutan:

    I'm an idiot! I'm an illegal alien! I'm an English man in New York!

  3. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed Bilardi's alleged suicide attack in comments to the press Thursday. This is a horrific situation -- an absolutely horrific situation -- and it shows the lure of this death cult to impressionable youngsters, it's very, very important that we do everything we can to try to safeguard our young people against the lure of this shocking alien and extreme ideology.

  4. Kelly Le Brock:

    On her first meeting with he ex-husband, Steven Seagal He reminded me of an alien.

  5. Jonathan Geller:

    This fish stands out because it looks quite alien in our water and it's definitely a species we haven't seen here before this event, divers or people visiting the beach may not notice anything that looks unusual to the untrained eye.

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Translations for alien

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  • أجنبي, غريبArabic
  • чуждестранен, извънземен, чужденец, чужд, чужденкаBulgarian
  • forastera, estranya, extraterrestre, estrany, foraster, aliéCatalan, Valencian
  • cizinec, mimozemšťanCzech
  • rumvæsenDanish
  • Außerirdischer, außerirdisch, fremd, Fremde, Ausländer, Fremder, Ausländerin, Außerirdische, fremdartig, FremdlingGerman
  • εξωγήινος, ξένοςGreek
  • fremda, alilandanoEsperanto
  • desconocido, extranjera, desconocida, extranjero, extraterrestre, alienígenaSpanish
  • خارجیPersian
  • vieras, muukalainen, ulkomaalainen, vierasmaalainenFinnish
  • étranger, étrangère, extraterrestre, gamienFrench
  • eachtránIrish
  • coigreach, coimheach, GallScottish Gaelic
  • estraño, estranxeiro, extraterrestreGalician
  • חייזר, זָר, חוצןHebrew
  • अन्यदेशीय, अजनबी, विदेशीHindi
  • idegen, földönkívüliHungarian
  • օտար, այլմոլորակայինArmenian
  • asingIndonesian
  • alieno, straniero, forestiero, extraterrestreItalian
  • חייזרHebrew
  • 宇宙人, 異国人, 異邦人, 外国人, 外人, 異星人Japanese
  • ಅನ್ಯಲೋಕದKannada
  • 외국인, 外国人, 異国人, 宇宙人, 이국인, 우주인Korean
  • alienaLatin
  • buitenlander, buitenaards, allochtoon, vluchteling, vreemdelingDutch
  • romvesen, utenomjordiskNorwegian
  • yótʼááh dineʼé dootłʼizhígííNavajo, Navaho
  • obcy, ufoludek, zielony ludzik, istota pozaziemska, kosmita, cudzoziemiec, obcokrajowiecPolish
  • alienígena, extraterrestre, estranho, estrangeiroPortuguese
  • alienă, extraterestru, străin, alien, străinăRomanian
  • чужак, незнакомец, незнакомка, иностранец, чужеземец, инопланетяне, пришелец, посторонний, инородец, инопланетянин, инопланетянкаRussian
  • vanzemaljac, izvanzemaljacSerbo-Croatian
  • huaj, jashtëtokësorAlbanian
  • utomjordling, utomjording, främlingSwedish
  • அன்னியTamil
  • గ్రహాంతరTelugu
  • ฝรั่งThai
  • yabancı, ecnebi, uzaylıTurkish
  • інопланетянинUkrainian
  • اجنبیUrdu
  • người nước ngoài, người ngoại quốcVietnamese
  • פרעמדYiddish
  • 外侨Chinese

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