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den·i·zen

 (dĕn′ĭ-zən)
n.
1. An inhabitant; a resident: denizens of Monte Carlo.
2. One that frequents a particular place: a bar and its denizens.
3. Ecology An animal or a plant naturalized in a region.
4. Chiefly British A foreigner who is granted rights of residence and sometimes of citizenship.
tr.v. den·i·zened, den·i·zen·ing, den·i·zens Chiefly British
To make a denizen of; grant rights of residence to.

[Middle English denisein, from Anglo-Norman denzein, from deinz, within, from Late Latin deintus, from within; see dedans.]

den′i·zen·a′tion n.

denizen

(ˈdɛnɪzən)
n
1. an inhabitant; occupant; resident
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit an individual permanently resident in a foreign country where he or she enjoys certain rights of citizenship
3. (Biology) a plant or animal established in a place to which it is not native
4. (Linguistics) a naturalized foreign word
vb
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to make a denizen
[C15: from Anglo-French denisein, from Old French denzein, from denz within, from Latin de intus from within]

den•i•zen

(ˈdɛn ə zən)

n.
1. an inhabitant; resident.
2. a person who regularly frequents a place; habitué.
3. Brit. an alien admitted to residence and to certain rights of citizenship.
v.t.
4. to make a denizen of.
[1425–75; late Middle English denisein < Anglo-French, =deinz within (Old French < Late Latin deintus= Latin - (see de-) + intus inside) + -ein -an1]

denizen


Past participle: denizenned
Gerund: denizenning

Imperative
denizen
denizen
Present
I denizen
you denizen
he/she/it denizens
we denizen
you denizen
they denizen
Preterite
I denizenned
you denizenned
he/she/it denizenned
we denizenned
you denizenned
they denizenned
Present Continuous
I am denizenning
you are denizenning
he/she/it is denizenning
we are denizenning
you are denizenning
they are denizenning
Present Perfect
I have denizenned
you have denizenned
he/she/it has denizenned
we have denizenned
you have denizenned
they have denizenned
Past Continuous
I was denizenning
you were denizenning
he/she/it was denizenning
we were denizenning
you were denizenning
they were denizenning
Past Perfect
I had denizenned
you had denizenned
he/she/it had denizenned
we had denizenned
you had denizenned
they had denizenned
Future
I will denizen
you will denizen
he/she/it will denizen
we will denizen
you will denizen
they will denizen
Future Perfect
I will have denizenned
you will have denizenned
he/she/it will have denizenned
we will have denizenned
you will have denizenned
they will have denizenned
Future Continuous
I will be denizenning
you will be denizenning
he/she/it will be denizenning
we will be denizenning
you will be denizenning
they will be denizenning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denizenning
you have been denizenning
he/she/it has been denizenning
we have been denizenning
you have been denizenning
they have been denizenning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denizenning
you will have been denizenning
he/she/it will have been denizenning
we will have been denizenning
you will have been denizenning
they will have been denizenning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denizenning
you had been denizenning
he/she/it had been denizenning
we had been denizenning
you had been denizenning
they had been denizenning
Conditional
I would denizen
you would denizen
he/she/it would denizen
we would denizen
you would denizen
they would denizen
Past Conditional
I would have denizenned
you would have denizenned
he/she/it would have denizenned
we would have denizenned
you would have denizenned
they would have denizenned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denizen - a person who inhabits a particular placedenizen - a person who inhabits a particular place
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Aussie, Australian - a native or inhabitant of Australia
Austronesian - a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
New Zealander, Kiwi - a native or inhabitant of New Zealand
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Alsatian - a native or inhabitant of Alsace
borderer - an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England)
cottage dweller, cottager - someone who lives in a cottage
easterner - an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.
Galilaean, Galilean - an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
Hittite - a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC
island-dweller, islander - an inhabitant of an island
landlubber, landman, landsman - a person who lives and works on land
Latin - an inhabitant of ancient Latium
liver - someone who lives in a place; "a liver in cities"
marcher - an inhabitant of a border district
Nazarene - an inhabitant of Nazareth
Northerner - an inhabitant of the North
Numidian - an inhabitant of ancient Numidia
Occidental - a native inhabitant of the Occident
Philistine - a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC
Phrygian - a native or inhabitant of Phrygia
plainsman - an inhabitant of a plains region (especially the Great Plains of North America)
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
earthling, earthman, tellurian, worldling - an inhabitant of the earth
Trinidadian - inhabitant or native of Trinidad
villager - one who has lived in a village most of their life
westerner - an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.
2.denizen - a plant or animal naturalized in a region; "denizens of field and forest"; "denizens of the deep"
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

denizen

noun inhabitant, resident, citizen, occupant, dweller The denizens of New York are used to street violence.
Translations
asukasasukkikanta-asiakas

denizen

[ˈdenɪzn] N (liter) → morador(a) m/f, habitante mf
the denizens of the deeplos moradores de las profundidades del mar (liter)

denizen

nBewohner(in) m(f); (= person)Einwohner(in) m(f); denizens of the forestWaldbewohner pl; denizens of the deepBewohner plder Tiefe

denizen

[ˈdɛnɪzn] n (liter) (inhabitant) → abitante m/f
References in classic literature ?
Though this fish, whose loud sonorous breathing, or rather blowing, has furnished a proverb to landsmen, is so well known a denizen of the deep, yet is he not popularly classed among whales.
A tanned skin is something more than respectable, and perhaps olive is a fitter color than white for a man--a denizen of the woods.
The cries of the gorilla proclaimed that it was in mortal combat with some other denizen of the fierce wood.
To a denizen of the cruel jungle death is a commonplace.
I can assure you that before many months are past you will know more people than ever you have spoken to in your life before - men whose names have been household words to you and nothing else will be calling you 'old chap' and wanting to sell you horses, and women, who last week would look at you through lorgnettes as though you were a denizen of some unknown world, will be lavishing upon you their choicest smiles and whispering in your ear their 'not at home' afternoon.
He was still an alien, a denizen in another world from that which flowed so smoothly and pleasantly below.
So thoroughly was Bill Totts himself, so thoroughly a workman, a genuine denizen of South of the Slot, that he was as class- conscious as the average of his kind, and his hatred for a scab even exceeded that of the average loyal union man.
Some former denizen of the cabin had decorated its walls with illustrations torn from magazines and newspapers, and it was these illustrations that had held Sitka Charley's attention from the moment of our arrival two hours before.
Side by side they had squatted near the water, their quick, strong fingers ready to leap forth and seize Pisah, the fish, should that wary denizen of the cool depths dart surfaceward to the lure of the insects Tarzan tossed upon the face of the pool.
They hung over the railing of the bear-pit, shivering at the huge and lonely denizen, and passed quickly on to ten minutes of laughter at the monkey cage.
The small denizens of the wilderness hardly took pains to move out of her path.
The one can confer no privileges whatever; the other can make denizens of aliens, noblemen of commoners; can erect corporations with all the rights incident to corporate bodies.