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Meaning of DENIZEN

Pronunciation:  'denizun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a plant or animal naturalized in a region; "denizens of field and forest"; "denizens of the deep"
  2. [n]  a person who inhabits a particular place

DENIZEN is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dweller, inhabitant
 See Also: Alsatian, American, Aussie, Australian, Austronesian, being, borderer, cottage dweller, cottager, earthling, earthman, easterner, human, individual, island-dweller, islander, Kiwi, landlubber, landman, landsman, liver, marcher, mortal, New Zealander, Northerner, Occidental, occupant, occupier, organism, person, Philistine, plainsman, resident, somebody, someone, soul, tellurian, Trinidadian, villager, westerner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Den"i*zen\ (d[e^]n"[i^]*z'n), n. [OF. denzein,
    deinzein, prop., one living (a city or country); opposed to
    forain foreign, and fr. denz within, F. dans, fr. L. de
    intus, prop., from within, intus being from in in. See {In},
    and cf. {Foreign}.]
    1. A dweller; an inhabitant. ``Denizens of air.'' --Pope.
             Denizens of their own free, independent state. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
    2. One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the
       rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by
       birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.
    3. One admitted to residence in a foreign country.
             Ye gods, Natives, or denizens, of blest abodes.
  2. \Den"i*zen\, v. t.
    1. To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with
       certain rights and privileges.
             As soon as denizened, they domineer.  --Dryden.
    2. To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or
       naturalized occupants.
             There [islets] were at once denizened by various
             weeds.                                --J. D.
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