What does alien mean?

Definitions for alien
ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ənalien

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alien.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlander(noun)

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

  2. stranger, alien, unknown(noun)

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

  3. extraterrestrial being, extraterrestrial, alien(adj)

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

  4. alien, foreign(adj)

    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, exotic(verb)

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

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

  6. alien, alienate(verb)

    transfer property or ownership

    "The will aliened the property to the heirs"

  7. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. alien(Noun)

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

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

  2. alien(Noun)

    A foreigner residing in a country.

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

  3. alien(Noun)

    Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.

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

  4. alien(Verb)

    To estrange; to alienate.

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

  5. alien(Verb)

    To transfer the ownership of something.

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

  6. alien(Adjective)

    Pertaining to an alien.

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

  7. alien(Adjective)

    Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alien(adj)

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

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

  2. Alien(adj)

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

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

  3. Alien(noun)

    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

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

  4. Alien(noun)

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

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

  5. Alien(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  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, Aline, A-line, anile, laine, linea

  2. A-line

  3. Aline

  4. Anile

  5. Laine

  6. Linea

How to pronounce alien?

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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. President Trump:

    Just recently, Mecklenburg Countyset free an illegal alien charged with first-degree rape and crimes against a child, support for sanctuary cities is disloyalty to American cities -- and McCready wants sanctuary cities, with all of their protections for people who are serious criminals. Tomorrow is your chance to send a clear message to the America-hating left.

  2. Kenneth Wolfe:

    HHS is legally required to provide care and shelter for all unaccompanied alien children referred by DHS, and works in close coordination with DHS on the security and safety of the children and community.

  3. Jonathan Hayes:

    Congressman Deutch mischaracterized data on allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or inappropriate sexual behavior made by minors at care facilities operated by HHS grantees. Congressman Deutch even went so far as to level the unfounded assertion that members of the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement( ORR) federal staff were the subjects of sexual abuse allegations. This was totally false, congressman Deutch knowing mischaracterization of the data -- and Congressman Deutch impugning of the ORR federal staff -- was an immoral and indecent insult to all of the career civil servants who are dedicated to ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the children in the unaccompanied alien children( UAC) program.

  4. Paul Davies:

    How likely is it that alien probe would be on one of these co-orbitals, obviously extremely unlikely, but if it costs very little to go take a look, why not? Even if we dont find E.T., we might find something of interest.

  5. Unknown:

    Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets.

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ฝรั่งThai
  • yabancı, ecnebi, uzaylıTurkish
  • اجنبیUrdu
  • người nước ngoài, người ngoại quốcVietnamese
  • פרעמדYiddish
  • 外侨Chinese

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