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a·li·en

 (ā′lē-ən, āl′yən)
adj.
1. Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign: alien residents.
2. Belonging to, characteristic of, or constituting another and very different place, society, or person; strange. See Synonyms at foreign.
3. Dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed, as in nature: emotions alien to her temperament.
n. Law
1. An unnaturalized foreign resident of a country. Also called noncitizen.
2. A person from another and very different family, people, or place.
3. A person who is not included in a group; an outsider.
4. A creature from outer space: science fiction about an invasion of aliens.
5. Ecology An organism, especially a plant or animal, that occurs in or is naturalized in a region to which it is not native.
tr.v. a·li·ened, a·li·en·ing, a·li·ens Law
To transfer (property) to another; alienate.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aliēnus, from alius, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

alien

(ˈeɪljən; ˈeɪlɪən)
n
1. (Law) a person owing allegiance to a country other than that in which he lives; foreigner
2. any being or thing foreign to the environment in which it now exists
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in science fiction) a being from another world, sometimes specifically an extraterrestrial
adj
4. unnaturalized; foreign
5. having foreign allegiance: alien territory.
6. unfamiliar; strange: an alien quality in a work of art.
7. (and foll by: to) repugnant or opposed (to): war is alien to his philosophy.
8. (in science fiction) of or from another world
vb
(Law) (tr) rare to transfer (property, etc) to another
[C14: from Latin aliēnus foreign, from alius other]
alienage n

al•ien

(ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ən)

n.
1. a foreign-born resident who has not been naturalized and who owes allegiance to another country.
2. a foreigner.
3. a person who has been estranged or excluded.
4. an extraterrestrial.
adj.
5. owing allegiance to another country.
6. belonging or relating to aliens.
7. unlike one's own; strange.
8. opposed; hostile (usu. fol. by to or from): ideas alien to modern thinking.
9. extraterrestrial.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin aliēnus]
syn: See stranger.

a·li·en

(ā′lē-ən)
Ecology
Introduced to a region deliberately or accidentally by humans. Starlings, horses, and dandelions are species that are alien to North America but that have become widely naturalized throughout the continent. Compare endemic, indigenous.

alien


Past participle: aliened
Gerund: aliening

Imperative
alien
alien
Present
I alien
you alien
he/she/it aliens
we alien
you alien
they alien
Preterite
I aliened
you aliened
he/she/it aliened
we aliened
you aliened
they aliened
Present Continuous
I am aliening
you are aliening
he/she/it is aliening
we are aliening
you are aliening
they are aliening
Present Perfect
I have aliened
you have aliened
he/she/it has aliened
we have aliened
you have aliened
they have aliened
Past Continuous
I was aliening
you were aliening
he/she/it was aliening
we were aliening
you were aliening
they were aliening
Past Perfect
I had aliened
you had aliened
he/she/it had aliened
we had aliened
you had aliened
they had aliened
Future
I will alien
you will alien
he/she/it will alien
we will alien
you will alien
they will alien
Future Perfect
I will have aliened
you will have aliened
he/she/it will have aliened
we will have aliened
you will have aliened
they will have aliened
Future Continuous
I will be aliening
you will be aliening
he/she/it will be aliening
we will be aliening
you will be aliening
they will be aliening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aliening
you have been aliening
he/she/it has been aliening
we have been aliening
you have been aliening
they have been aliening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aliening
you will have been aliening
he/she/it will have been aliening
we will have been aliening
you will have been aliening
they will have been aliening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aliening
you had been aliening
he/she/it had been aliening
we had been aliening
you had been aliening
they had been aliening
Conditional
I would alien
you would alien
he/she/it would alien
we would alien
you would alien
they would alien
Past Conditional
I would have aliened
you would have aliened
he/she/it would have aliened
we would have aliened
you would have aliened
they would have aliened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alien - a person who comes from a foreign countryalien - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
au pair - a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
deportee, exile - a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
gringo - a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)
importee, import - an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"
metic - an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
2.alien - anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are foundalien - anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
outsider, foreigner - someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
interloper, intruder, trespasser - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
3.alien - a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmospherealien - a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
hypothetical creature - a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist
Verb1.alien - transfer property or ownershipalien - transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs"
transfer - cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
2.alien - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendlinessalien - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
drift apart, drift away - lose personal contact over time; "The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married"
wean - detach the affections of
Adj.1.alien - not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature"
extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"
2.alien - being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the worldalien - being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine"
foreign, strange - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"

alien

adjective
1. foreign, outside, strange, imported, overseas, unknown, exotic, unfamiliar, not native, not naturalized They were afraid of the presence of alien troops in the region.
3. extraterrestrial, otherworldly He wants to rule out the existence of alien beings.
noun
1. foreigner, incomer, immigrant, stranger, outsider, newcomer, asylum seeker, outlander The woman had hired an illegal alien for child care.
foreigner national, resident, citizen, inhabitant, countryman, dweller
2. extraterrestrial, visitor, ET, little green man (informal) His sister was abducted by aliens.
alien to unfamiliar to, opposed to, contrary to, separated from, conflicting with, incompatible with, inappropriate to, repugnant to, adverse to Such an attitude is alien to most businessmen.

alien

adjective
1. Of, from, or characteristic of another place or part of the world:
Archaic: outlandish.
2. Not part of the essential nature of a thing:
noun
A person coming from another country or into a new community:
verb
Law. To change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document:
Translations
أَجْنَبيّغَرِيب، أجْنَبِيمَخْلُوق غَرِيب
cizinecmimozemšťanvetřeleccizí
fremmedrumvæsenudenlandsk
fremda
ulkomaalainenvierasvierasmaalainenmuukalainen
imigrant
földön kívüli lényföldönkívüliidegen
erlendurútlendingur
外国人
외국인
ateivisatstūmimasatstumtisvetimassvetimšalis
ārzemju-ārzemniekscitplanetietissvešs
mimozemšťan
tujtujec
främling
คนต่างด้าว
yabancıyabancı uyruklu kimseecnebiuzaylı yaratık
người nước ngoài

alien

[ˈeɪlɪən]
A. ADJ
1. (= foreign) → extranjero
2. (= unfamiliar) → extraño, ajeno
alien toajeno a
3. (= extraterrestrial) → alienígena, extraterrestre
alien beingalienígena mf, extraterrestre mf
B. N
1. (= foreigner) → extranjero/a m/f
2. (= extraterrestrial) → alienígena mf, extraterrestre mf

alien

[ˈeɪliən]
n
(from abroad)étranger/ère m/f illegal alien
(from outer space)extraterrestre mf
adj
(= unfamiliar) → étranger/ère
alien to sb/sth → étranger à qn/qch
(= foreign) → étranger/ère
(= from outer space) [being, spaceship] → extraterrestre

alien

n (esp Pol) → Ausländer(in) m(f); (Sci-Fi) → außerirdisches Wesen
adj
(= foreign)ausländisch; (Sci-Fi) → außerirdisch
(= different)fremd; to be alien to somebody/somebody’s nature/somethingjdm/jds Wesen/einer Sache fremd sein
(Comput) → fremd

alien

[ˈeɪlɪən]
1. adj (very different) alien toestraneo/a (a), alieno/a (da); (of foreign country) → straniero/a, forestiero/a
2. n (foreigner) → straniero/a, forestiero/a; (extra-terrestrial) → extraterrestre m/f, alieno/a

alien

(ˈeiliən) adjective
foreign. alien customs.
noun
1. a foreigner. Aliens are not welcome there.
2. a creature from another planet. aliens from outer space; He claims that he was abducted by aliens.
ˈalienate (-neit) verb
to make someone feel unfriendly to one. He alienated his wife by his cruelty to her.
ˌalieˈnation noun

alien

أَجْنَبيّ cizinec fremmed Ausländer αλλοδαπός extranjero ulkomaalainen étranger imigrant straniero 外国人 외국인 vreemdeling utlending cudzoziemiec estrangeiro иммигрант främling คนต่างด้าว yabancı người nước ngoài 外侨

alien

a. incompatible; extranjero-a, forastero-a.
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