What does citizen mean?

Definitions for citizen
ˈsɪt ə zən, -səncit·i·zen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. citizennoun

    a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

Wiktionary

  1. citizennoun

    A person that is a legally recognized as a member of a state, with associated rights and obligations.

    When the rebellion broke out, the United States promptly evacuated its citizens from the area.

    Etymology: from citezein (spelling altered by influence of denizen), from citeain (Modern French citoyen), from cite (Modern French cité, English city), from citet, from civitas, from civis (English civil, civilian), from kei-.

  2. citizennoun

    A member of a state that is not a monarchy; used as antonym to subject.

    Etymology: from citezein (spelling altered by influence of denizen), from citeain (Modern French citoyen), from cite (Modern French cité, English city), from citet, from civitas, from civis (English civil, civilian), from kei-.

  3. citizennoun

    A person that is a legally recognized resident of a city or town.

    Etymology: from citezein (spelling altered by influence of denizen), from citeain (Modern French citoyen), from cite (Modern French cité, English city), from citet, from civitas, from civis (English civil, civilian), from kei-.

  4. citizennoun

    A resident of any particular place to which the subject feels to belong.

    Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau - a book written of the former Canadian prime minister by John English, 2007.

    Etymology: from citezein (spelling altered by influence of denizen), from citeain (Modern French citoyen), from cite (Modern French cité, English city), from citet, from civitas, from civis (English civil, civilian), from kei-.

  5. citizennoun

    A civilian, as opposed to a soldier, police officer etc.

    Etymology: from citezein (spelling altered by influence of denizen), from citeain (Modern French citoyen), from cite (Modern French cité, English city), from citet, from civitas, from civis (English civil, civilian), from kei-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Citizennoun

    one who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises

    Etymology: [OE. citisein, OF. citeain, F. citoyen, fr. cit city. See City, and cf. Cit.]

  2. Citizennoun

    an inhabitant of a city; a townsman

    Etymology: [OE. citisein, OF. citeain, F. citoyen, fr. cit city. See City, and cf. Cit.]

  3. Citizennoun

    a person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it

    Etymology: [OE. citisein, OF. citeain, F. citoyen, fr. cit city. See City, and cf. Cit.]

  4. Citizennoun

    one who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country

    Etymology: [OE. citisein, OF. citeain, F. citoyen, fr. cit city. See City, and cf. Cit.]

  5. Citizenadjective

    having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery

    Etymology: [OE. citisein, OF. citeain, F. citoyen, fr. cit city. See City, and cf. Cit.]

  6. Citizenadjective

    of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious

    Etymology: [OE. citisein, OF. citeain, F. citoyen, fr. cit city. See City, and cf. Cit.]

Freebase

  1. Citizen

    Citizen is a 2001 Tamil action film directed by Sharavanan Subbaiya and produced by S. S. Chakravarthy. The film features Ajith Kumar in the lead role as a social activist with Vasundhara Das, Meena and Nagma playing supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Deva, whilst cinematography was handled by Ravi K. Chandran. The film opened to positive reviews in June 2001.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Citizen

    sit′i-zen, n. an inhabitant of a city: a member of a state: a townsman: a freeman:—fem. Cit′izeness.—adj. (Shak.) like a citizen.—v.t. Cit′izenise, to make a citizen of.—ns. Cit′izenry, the general body of citizens; Cit′izenship, the rights of a citizen. [M. E. citesein—O. Fr. citeain. See City.]

Editors Contribution

  1. citizen

    A person with the legislative authority and rights to reside in a specific country.

    The citizens love to have fun on carnival day.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'citizen' in Nouns Frequency: #978

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of citizen in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of citizen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of citizen in a Sentence

  1. Kenneth Nunn:

    I don't think the average White juror or average White citizen wants to see Black people killed by the police, but when they do see those killings, they weigh that with' well we are concerned about safety in our community, these are the people who provide it, we want to give them some leeway.'.

  2. Denise Williams:

    We have citizens that have accidents every day, we have citizens that have hit other citizens, vehicle-pedestrian accidents. And the idea that there's a difference in how that citizen's treated versus the officer -- no, that's not going to happen.

  3. Hadi Damien:

    The life of a Lebanese gay man in Beirut is similar to that of any other Lebanese citizen based in Beirut, in addition to expressions of hate and discrimination based on our sexual orientation.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Given the demands of the job and the bubble, I can't come here and just go upcountry and visit for a week and meet everybody, and that's partly what I had to explain, begging for forgiveness that once I'm a private citizen, I'll have more freedom to reconnect.

  5. Eleanor Anna Roosevelt, Remarks at presentation of booklet on human rights:

    Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home- so close and so smallthat they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they arethe world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them so close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.

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  • burgerAfrikaans
  • مُوَاطِن, مُوَاطِنَة, مواطنArabic
  • vətəndaşAzerbaijani
  • грамадзя́нін, грамадзя́нкаBelarusian
  • жи́тел, жител, граждани́н, циви́ленBulgarian
  • নাগরিকBengali
  • ciutadàCatalan, Valencian
  • občan, občankaCzech
  • dinesyddWelsh
  • borgerDanish
  • Zivilist, Bürger, Zivilistin, Staatsbürgerin, Einwohner, Staatsbürger, BürgerinGerman
  • κάτοικος, πολίτης, υπήκοος, δημότηςGreek
  • civitano, civiluloEsperanto
  • ciudadana, ciudadanoSpanish
  • kodanik, tsiviilisik, linnaelanikEstonian
  • شهروندPersian
  • kaupunkilainen, kansalainen, porvari, siviiliFinnish
  • habitant, citoyen, civile, citoyenne, civil, résidentFrench
  • saoranachScottish Gaelic
  • cidadánGalician
  • אֶזרָחHebrew
  • नागरिकHindi
  • polgár, állampolgárHungarian
  • քաղաքացիArmenian
  • rakyat, warganegaraIndonesian
  • ríkisborgari, borgari, íbúiIcelandic
  • cittadino, residente, civileItalian
  • אזרחHebrew
  • 公民, 人民, 文民, 民衆, 臣民, 民, 国民, 市民Japanese
  • მოქალაქეGeorgian
  • азаматKazakh
  • ពលរដ្ឋKhmer
  • ನಾಗರಿಕKannada
  • 국민, 시민Korean
  • гражданин, жаран, атуулKyrgyz
  • civisLatin
  • Bierger, BiergerinLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ພົນລະເມືອງLao
  • pilietisLithuanian
  • pilsone, pilsonisLatvian
  • tangatawhenuaMāori
  • жи́тел, држа́вјанка, гра́ѓанин, гра́ѓанка, држа́вјанин, жи́телкаMacedonian
  • иргэнMongolian
  • warganegaraMalay
  • နိုင်ငံသားBurmese
  • burger, poorter, inwoner, particulier, staatsburger, stadsburgerDutch
  • borgerNorwegian
  • ciutadanOccitan
  • mieszkaniec, obywatelka, obywatel, cywilPolish
  • habitante, cidadã, cidadão, residente, citadino, morador, civilPortuguese
  • cetățeanRomanian
  • горожа́нка, гражда́нка, жи́тель, [[гражда́нский]] [[челове́к]], граждани́н, жи́тельница, по́дданный, [[гражданский, шта́тский, по́дданная, горожа́нин, гражда́нскийRussian
  • građanin, грађанка, грађанин, држављанин, становник, stanovnica, држављанка, državljanin, stanovnik, građanka, državljanka, становницаSerbo-Croatian
  • පුරවැසියාSinhala, Sinhalese
  • občanSlovak
  • meščan, državljan, občanka, meščanka, občan, državljankaSlovene
  • shtetasAlbanian
  • innevånare, medborgare, civilistSwedish
  • mwananchiSwahili
  • குடிமகன்Tamil
  • పౌరుడుTelugu
  • шахрванд, гражданинTajik
  • พลเมืองThai
  • raýat, grajjdanTurkmen
  • vatandaş, yurttaş, sivilTurkish
  • ватандашTatar
  • громадя́нин, громадя́нка, громадянинUkrainian
  • شہریUrdu
  • shaharlikUzbek
  • công dânVietnamese
  • בירגערYiddish
  • 公民Chinese

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