Definition of "exile" []

  • Enforced removal from one's native country. (noun)
  • Self-imposed absence from one's country. (noun)
  • The condition or a period of living away from one's native country. (noun)
  • One who lives away from one's native country, whether because of expulsion or voluntary absence. (noun)
  • To send into exile; banish. See Synonyms at banish. (verb-transitive)
  • A prolonged, usually enforced absence from one's home or country; banishment (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.

  • The expulsion of a person from his native land by official decree (noun)
  • A person banished or living away from his home or country; expatriate (noun)
  • To expel from home or country, esp by official decree as a punishment; banish (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "exile" in a sentence
  • "The Prophet said, _Islam began in exile and it will end in exile_. ""
  • "The cheney presidency in exile is giving us a taste of what unfettered political power has to do when they attempt to defend their promotion of uncontrolled big business and profit taking during an unnecessary war of choice."
  • "Palmer, a journalist, first learned about these witches in exile from a 2004 human rights report."