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Definition of "alien" []

  • Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign: alien residents. (adjective)
  • Belonging to, characteristic of, or constituting another and very different place, society, or person; strange. See Synonyms at foreign. (adjective)
  • Dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed, as in nature: emotions alien to her temperament. (adjective)
  • An unnaturalized foreign resident of a country. Also called noncitizen. (noun)
  • A person from another and very different family, people, or place. (noun)
  • A person owing allegiance to a country other than that in which he lives; foreigner (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any being or thing foreign to the environment in which it now exists (noun)
  • (in science fiction) a being from another world, sometimes specifically an extraterrestrial (noun)
  • Unnaturalized; foreign (adjective)
  • Having foreign allegiance (adjective)
  • Unfamiliar; strange (adjective)
  • Repugnant or opposed (to) (adjective)
  • (in science fiction) of or from another world (adjective)
  • To transfer (property, etc) to another (verb)

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Use "alien" in a sentence
  • "FACT: United States Code, Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part VIII, Section 1324a, states: “It is unlawful for a person or other entity to hire for employment in the United States, an alien, knowing the alien is an unauthorized alien…"
  • "MISCELLANEOUS WORDS. adobe _ado'ba_ algebra not _bra_ alien _alyen_, not _alien_ ameliorate _amelyorate_ antarctic _antarktik_ anti not _anti_ archangel _arkangel_ archbishop _arch_, not _ark_ arch fiend _arch_, not _ark_ architect _arkitect_ awkward _awkward_, not _ard_"
  • "Our buddy the margin alien is taking centre stage at another subcontinent for the next month."