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Meaning of ALIEN

Pronunciation:  'eylyun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
  2. [n]  a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
  3. [n]  anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
  4. [adj]  being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "moved to a strange country"
  5. [adj]  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"
  6. [v]  arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

ALIEN is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: alienate, disaffect, estrange, exotic, extraterrestrial, extraterrestrial being, extrinsic, foreign, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander, strange, stranger, unknown
 Antonyms: citizen
 See Also: alter, au pair, change, deportee, drift apart, drift away, exile, gringo, hypothetical creature, import, importee, interloper, intruder, metic, outsider, traveler, traveller, trespasser, wean



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Al"ien\, a. [OF. alien, L. alienus, fr. alius another;
    properly, therefore, belonging to another. See {Else}.]
    1. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or
       to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien
       subjects, enemies, property, shores.
    2. Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent
       (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by
       to; as, principles alien from our religion.
             An alien sound of melancholy.         --Wordsworth.
    {Alien enemy} (Law), one who owes allegiance to a government
       at war with ours. --Abbott.
  2. \Al"ien\, n.
    1. A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to
       another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in
       which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen.
       Hence, a stranger. See {Alienage}.
    2. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or
       estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.
             Aliens from the common wealth of Israel. --Ephes.
                                                   ii. 12.
  3. \Al"ien\, v. t. [F. ali['e]ner, L. alienare.]
    To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or
    ownership. [R.] ``It the son alien lands.'' --Sir M. Hale.
          The prince was totally aliened from all thoughts of . .
          . the marriage.                          --Clarendon.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of being an Alien, shows that there is an aspect of your personality that nobody have discovered yet. Maybe you do not know it yourself, and you will be surprised by your own abilities. It also shows that you are a person with lots of imagination and creativity, you try to find innovative solutions to all kinds of worries. When you dream that you are surrounded by aliens is an indication that you might be finding some difficulties ajusting to a new environment, new people or a new job. By dreaming that you are being abducted by aliens, and if you find that experience to be exciting and positive, it means that you are trying ot escape the harsh reality by finding some "out of this world" solutions, to very down to earth problems. You are a very sensitive person, full of dreams and hopes, but life has not been always easy for you. If you feel frightened and threatened by aliens who have abducted you, it means that you feel greatly threatened to lose your familiar inner circle, your family, friends and home.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A foreign-born person who has not qualified as a citizen of the country.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a foreigner, or person born in another country, and therefore not entitled to the rights and privileges of the country where he resides. Among the Hebrews there were two classes of aliens.

(1.) Those who were strangers generally, and who owned no landed property.

(2.) Strangers dwelling in another country without being naturalized (Lev. 22:10; Ps. 39:12).

Both of these classes were to enjoy, under certain conditions, the same rights as other citizens (Lev. 19:33, 34; Deut. 10:19). They might be naturalized and permitted to enter into the congregation of the Lord by submitting to circumcision and abandoning idolatry (Deut. 23:3-8).

This term is used (Eph. 2:12) to denote persons who have no interest in Christ.

Thesaurus Terms
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