Definitions for exile
ˈɛg zaɪl, ˈɛk saɪlex·ile
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exile.
exile, expatriate, expatnoun
a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
exile, deportation, expatriation, transportationverb
the act of expelling a person from their native land
"men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
expatriate, deport, exileverb
expel from a country
"The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions"
The state of being banished from one's home or country.
Someone who is banished from one's home or country.
To send into exile.
Etymology: exil, from essil exil, from exsilium, exilium, derived from exsul, exul.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Small; slender; not full; not powerful. Not in use, except in philosophical writings.
Etymology: exilis, Latin.
It were also good to enquire what other means may be to draw forth the exile heat which is in the air; for that may be a secret of great power to produce cold weather. Francis Bacon.
In a virginal, when the lid is down, it maketh a more exile sound than when the lid is open. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Etymology: exilium, Latin.
Our state of bodies would bewray what life
We’ve led since thy exile. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Welcome is exile, welcome were my death. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
Let them pronounce the steep Tarpeian death,
Vagabond exile, slaying, pent to linger
But with a grain of day, I would not buy
Their mercy at the price of one fair word. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
O must the wretched exiles ever mourn,
Nor after length of rowling years return? John Dryden, Virg.
Ulysses, sole of all the victor train,
An exile from his dear paternal coast,
Deplor’d his absent queen, and empire lost. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
To banish; to drive from a country; to transport.
Etymology: from the noun.
Call home our exil’d friends abroad,
That fled the snares of watchful tyranny. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Foul subornation is predominant,
And equity exil’d your highness’ land. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
For that offence,
Immediately we do exile him hence. William Shakespeare, Rom. and Juliet.
They fettered with the bonds of a long night, lay there exiled from the eternal providence. Wisd. xvii. 2.
His brutal manners from his breast exil’d,
His mien he fashion’d, and his tongue he fil’d. Dryden.
Arms and the man I sing, who forc’d by fate,
And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate,
Expel’d and exil’d. John Dryden, Virgil’s Æn.
To be in exile means to be away from one's home (i.e. village, town, city, state, province, territory or even country), while either being explicitly refused permission to return or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return. In Roman law, exsilium denoted both voluntary exile and banishment as a capital punishment alternative to death. Deportation was forced exile, and entailed the lifelong loss of citizenship and property. Relegation was a milder form of deportation, which preserved the subject's citizenship and property.The term diaspora describes group exile, both voluntary and forced. "Government in exile" describes a government of a country that has relocated and argues its legitimacy from outside that country. Voluntary exile is often depicted as a form of protest by the person who claims it, to avoid persecution and prosecution (such as tax or criminal allegations), an act of shame or repentance, or isolating oneself to be able to devote time to a particular pursuit. Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile."
forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country
the person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home
to banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away
small; slender; thin; fine
Etymology: [L. exilis.]
Exile means to be away from one's home, while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return. It can be a form of punishment and solitude. It is common to distinguish between internal exile, i.e., forced resettlement within the country of residence, and external exile, deportation outside the country of residence. Although most commonly used to describe an individual situation, the term is also used for groups, or for an entire government. Terms such as diaspora and refugee describe group exile, both voluntary and forced, and government in exile describes a government of a country that has been forced to relocate and argue its legitimacy from outside that country. Exile can also be a self-imposed departure from one's homeland. Self-exile is often depicted as a form of protest by the person that claims it, to avoid persecution or legal matters, an act of shame or repentance, or isolating oneself to be able to devote time to a particular thing. Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that, "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks′īl, or egz′īl, n. state of being sent out of one's native country: expulsion from home: banishment: one away from his native country.—v.t. to expel from one's native country, to banish.—n. Ex′īlement, banishment.—adj. Exil′ic, pertaining to exile, esp. that of the Jews in Babylon. [O. Fr. exil—L. exsilium, banishment—ex, out of, and root of salīre, to leap.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'exile' in Nouns Frequency: #2652
The numerical value of exile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of exile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Year after year, an ideological and economic barrier hardened between our two countries, meanwhile, the Cuban exile community in the United States made enormous contributions to our country, in politics, in business, culture and sports.
The homeland is a language and exile is a metaphor
They are not moving back from anywhere; they are simply more comfortable to reveal a Jewish connection, this is the oldest Jewish community in the world that has managed to keep its identity in exile. People who are of Jewish descent have now been more willing to associate themselves with the Jewish heritage.
It is a great honor for me to be in my country to find men and women who accompanied me during these years of exile and who suffered with me during this isolation.
Project Exile broke black families, this is not a benign thing to be for. These measures were not used against white kids in the suburbs with guns, they were used against black kids in the cities.
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Translations for exile
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- نفي, منفىArabic
- һөргөн, һөрөлгәнBashkir
- заточение, изгнаник, изгнание, заточеник, заточавамBulgarian
- bandejament, exiliat, bandejat, exiliar, bandejar, exili, desterrament, desterrarCatalan, Valencian
- vyhnanství, exilCzech
- Exilant, ins Exil schicken, Exil, exilierenGerman
- εξορίζω, εξορία, εξόριστοςGreek
- exiliado, desterrado, exiliar, exilio, destierro, desterrarSpanish
- maanpako, karkottaa, [[ajaa]] [[maanpakoon]], maanpakolaisuus, maanpakolainenFinnish
- exil, exiléFrench
- ballingWestern Frisian
- deoraíocht, deoraí, díbir, ionnarbIrish
- fògarrach, deòradh, eilthireachScottish Gaelic
- exilio, exiliar, desterro, desterrarGalician
- joarreeaght, joarreeys, eebyrtagh, fogaragh, eebyrtManx
- גלות, גולה, הגלהHebrew
- száműzés, száműz, száműzetés, száműzöttHungarian
- esiliato, esiliare, esilio, esuleItalian
- 亡命, 追放Japanese
- exiléierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- trimdinieks, izraidīt, trimda, izraidījums, izraidītaisLatvian
- ballingschap, banneling, verbannenDutch
- exilado, exilar, desterro, exílio, desterrarPortuguese
- exil, exilare, exilat, exilaRomanian
- ссыльный, изгнанник, ссылка, изгнаниеRussian
- ìzgnanīk, prògnanica, izgnànstvo, prògōnstvo, ìzgnanica, prògnanīkSerbo-Croatian
- exil, landsförvisaSwedish
- đày ảiVietnamese
- xil, xiläbVolapük
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