Definitions for alien
ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ənalien
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word alien.
foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlandernoun
a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
stranger, alien, unknownnoun
anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
extraterrestrial being, extraterrestrial, alienadjective
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, disaffectverb
arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
"She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
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.
Etymology: alien, aliene, from alienus, from alius, from h₂élyos.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Etymology: [OF. alien, L. alienus, fr. alius another; properly, therefore, belonging to another. See Else.]
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
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. alienus—alius, other.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
In law, implies a person born in a foreign country, in contradistinction to a natural born or naturalized person.
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The numerical value of alien in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of alien in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
In recent weeks an elderly homeless woman was allegedly beaten to death by a twice-deported illegal alien that was not supposed to be in this country, in the sanctuary city of Philadelphia, I went to school in Philadelphia, local officials released a previously deported illegal alien back onto the streets after his release. The illegal alien raped a very young child. I won't even tell you how old this child was.
The number of families and unaccompanied alien children apprehended are a symptom of the larger problem, namely a broken immigration system, their ages and the hazardous journey they take make unaccompanied alien children vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation and abuse. That is why HHS joins the President in calling on Congress to reform this broken system.
Homo sum humani nil a me alienum puto.(I am a man I hold that nothing human is alien to me.)
October 1 refers to Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. On Wednesday, county officials said they believe 1,000 to 3,000 people could potentially show up in the town of Amargosa Valley, which has a population of nearly 1,000 people. County Commission Chairman John Koenig laid out what could happen if a crowd that large ends up appearing inAmargosa. Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo says if even 3,000 people show up to' Storm Area 51,' Nye County will put an enormous strain on the small town in Nevada. Be prepared not to have cell service, not to have Internet. There will probably be no water available, there will probably be no ice available because everything is going to sell out. There will probably be no gas left in the gas station, no food, nowhere to go potty, if youre coming, be prepared because its probably not going to be nice. STORM AREA 51 CRAZE CONTINUES AS 2M PEOPLE PLEDGE TO RAID SECRET GOVT MILITARY BASE He advised anyone planning to visit the area during the events should be prepared with food, water, and other essential items since those supplies will probably sell out very quickly. Authorities are also concerned about a massive influx of traffic that could lead to gridlock, stymying first responders and law enforcement if they are needed. County officials stressed they are worried that sources could get tied up with masses of people arriving on the lone highway in the area. Nye County commissioner Leo Blundo urged residents they should prepare by stocking up on food, water, gasoline, and prescription medication ahead of the weekend. Signs warn about trespassing at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 outside of Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) Cell phone service may also be impacted if thousands show up. Amargosa Town Board member Trevor Dolby told commissioners that cell phone towers in Amargosa Valley were not designed to support the thousands of people, according to FOX5. Whats scary is our 9-1-1 paging service goes through cell phones, Dolby said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Earlier this month, neighboring Lincoln County drafted an emergency declaration but gave conditional approval for events in tiny towns near the once top-secret U.S. Air Force test area. that has long been a focus of UFO conspiracy theories. Alien-themed graffiti adorns a rock along the Extraterrestrial Highway, near Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher) TheLittle ALeInn in Rachelisscheduling an eventcalledAlienstockon Sept. 20-22, while The Alien Research Center souvenir shop in Hiko has planned a Sept. 20-21 expo. Those events in Hiko and Rachel would be about 100 miles from Amargosa Valley. Rachelswebsite says the nearest gas stations are located 50 miles south in Ash Springs and 110 miles north in Tonopah. Officials in two rural Nevada counties have signed a state of emergency declaration ahead of the' Storm Area 51' event ; William La Jeunesse reports.
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- أجنبي, غريبArabic
- чуждестранен, извънземен, чужденец, чужд, чужденкаBulgarian
- forastera, estranya, extraterrestre, estrany, foraster, aliéCatalan, Valencian
- cizinec, mimozemšťanCzech
- Außerirdischer, außerirdisch, fremd, Fremde, Ausländer, Fremder, Ausländerin, Außerirdische, fremdartig, FremdlingGerman
- εξωγήινος, ξένοςGreek
- fremda, alilandanoEsperanto
- desconocido, extranjera, desconocida, extranjero, extraterrestre, alienígenaSpanish
- vieras, muukalainen, ulkomaalainen, vierasmaalainenFinnish
- étranger, étrangère, extraterrestre, gamienFrench
- coigreach, coimheach, GallScottish Gaelic
- estraño, estranxeiro, extraterrestreGalician
- חייזר, זָר, חוצןHebrew
- अन्यदेशीय, अजनबी, विदेशीHindi
- idegen, földönkívüliHungarian
- օտար, այլմոլորակայինArmenian
- alieno, straniero, forestiero, extraterrestreItalian
- 宇宙人, 異国人, 異邦人, 外国人, 外人, 異星人Japanese
- 외국인, 外国人, 異国人, 宇宙人, 이국인, 우주인Korean
- 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
- yabancı, ecnebi, uzaylıTurkish
- người nước ngoài, người ngoại quốcVietnamese
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