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1. A person from a foreign country; a foreigner.
2. A stranger.


a foreigner or stranger


(ˈaʊtˌlæn dər)

1. a foreigner; alien.
2. an outsider; stranger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outlander - a person who comes from a foreign countryoutlander - 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


A person coming from another country or into a new community:
References in classic literature ?
Diners, heimgangers, shop-girls, confidence men, panhandlers, actors, highwaymen, millionaires and outlanders hurried, skipped, strolled, sneaked, swaggered and scurried by me; but I took no note of them.
Not content with refusing revenue," he continued, "this outlander refuses also to beegar" (this is the corvee or forced labor on the roads), "and stirs my people up to the like treason.
He was indeed an outlander, but yet a Thibetan in language, habit and attire.
We be Lepchas of Darjiling, but me they call an outlander because my hair is as thou seest.
We took some snaps of the two Outlanders before inspecting the distinctly unglamorous large blue shed in which they film the series.
Stop/start systems are fitted to the manual Outlanders and all have an eco drive feature which dulls throttle response and moderates the air conditioning for further fuel efficiency.
All Outlanders use front wheel drive for normal driving but if you choose an all-wheel drive model, like the one you see here, then it comes with two selectable electronically controlled four-wheel drive modes.
The recently concluded Delhi Couture Week (July 22-25, 2011) also witnessed an exclusive Outlander enclosure and a fleet of Outlanders ferrying models and celebrities to the venue.
Mitsubishi is expecting to sell around 2,000 of its new Outlanders next year after it goes on sale on January 1.
All Outlanders get the full compliment of airbags, three point seatbelts and headrests on all seats.
All Outlanders will come with a CD player, central locking, electric windows, 16-inch alloys and colourcoded rear spoiler.
The Mitsubishi Outlander has been geared more for on, than off-road, use and it's based on the Lancer platform - conceived while Mitsubishi was part-owned by DaimlerChrysler.