What does citizen mean?

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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.

  2. citizennoun

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

  3. citizennoun

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

  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.

  5. citizennoun

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

  6. 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-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Citizenadjective

    This is only in Shakespeare. Having the qualities of a citizen; as cowardice, meanness.

    So sick I am not, yet I am not well;
    But not so citizen a wanton, as
    To seem to die ere sick. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

  2. Citizennoun

    Etymology: civis, Lat. citoyen, French.

    All inhabitants within these walls are not properly citizens, but only such as are called freemen. Walter Raleigh, Hist. World.

    When he speaks not like a citizen,
    You find him like a soldier. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Far from noisy Rome, secure, he lives;
    And one more citizen to Sibyl gives. John Dryden, Juvenal.

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

  2. Citizennoun

    an inhabitant of a city; a townsman

  3. Citizennoun

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

  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

  5. Citizenadjective

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

  6. Citizenadjective

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

  7. 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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British National Corpus

  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. Josh Blackman:

    Private citizens enforce the law. The [state] government has no role in enforcing it, so basically every Texas citizen is now a private attorney general.

  2. Peter Fanconi:

    The client needs to be aware... being a Swiss citizen and having U.S. exposure, there could be an inheritance issue. We have not actively advised, we have informed our clients there is possibly an end risk there.

  3. Najib Razak:

    Like any other citizen I deserve to be given access to my personal freedom until my trial is completed.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    I was outraged because this is a private citizen and individual who participates in the political process, (and) anyone who knows him for two seconds realizes he's not a Nazi sympathizer.

  5. Michel Foucault:

    The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play).

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Translations for citizen

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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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