1. a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country;
[syn: foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlander]
2. anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found;
[syn: stranger, alien, unknown]
3. a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere;
[syn: extraterrestrial being, extraterrestrial, alien]
1. transfer property or ownership;
- Example: "The will aliened the property to the heirs"
[syn: alien, alienate]
2. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness;
- Example: "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
[syn: estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect]
1. not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something;
- Example: "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"
- Example: "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"
- Example: "jealousy is foreign to her nature"
[syn: alien, foreign]
2. being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world;
- Example: "alien customs"
- Example: "exotic plants in a greenhouse"
- Example: "exotic cuisine"
[syn: alien, exotic]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Alien \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion. [1913 Webster] An alien sound of melancholy. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] Alien enemy (Law), one who owes allegiance to a government at war with ours. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Alien \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. [1913 Webster] 2. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies. [1913 Webster] Aliens from the common wealth of Israel. --Ephes. ii. 12. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Alien \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. [1913 Webster] The prince was totally aliened from all thoughts of . . . the marriage. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
alien adj 1: 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" [syn: alien, foreign] 2: being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine" [syn: alien, exotic] n 1: a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country [syn: foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlander] [ant: citizen] 2: anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found [syn: stranger, alien, unknown] [ant: acquaintance, friend] 3: a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere [syn: extraterrestrial being, extraterrestrial, alien] v 1: transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs" [syn: alien, alienate] 2: arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious" [syn: estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
207 Moby Thesaurus words for "alien": Jim Crow, Martian, Uitlander, abalienate, adversary, adversative, adverse, alienate, alter, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, apart, apartheid, assign, astronaut, auslander, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, case, cede, change, character, clashing, color bar, competitive, con, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, convert, convey, cosmonaut, counter, crackpot, crank, cross, deed, deracine, detached, disaccordant, disaffect, disconnected, discrete, disjunct, displaced person, disrelated, dissentient, dissociated, disunify, disunite, division, eccentric, emigre, enemy, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, exile, exotic, exterior, external, exterrestrial, exterritorial, extragalactic, extralateral, extraliminal, extramundane, extramural, extraneous, extrapolar, extraprovincial, extrasolar, extraterrene, extraterrestrial, extraterritorial, extratribal, extrinsic, fanatic, foreign, foreign devil, foreign-born, foreigner, fractious, give up, gringo, hand over, hermit, hobo, hostile, immigrant, incommensurable, incomparable, incompatible, incongruous, inconsonant, independent, inimical, insular, insularity, insulation, intrusive, irrelative, isolated, isolation, know-nothingism, kook, lone wolf, loner, make over, man from Mars, maverick, meshuggenah, narrowness, natural, negative, newcomer, nonconformist, noncooperative, nut, obstinate, odd fellow, oddball, oddity, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, original, other, otherworldly, out-group, outcast, outland, outlander, outlandish, outlaw, outside, outsider, overthwart, pariah, parochialism, persona non grata, perverse, planetary colony, quarantine, queer duck, queer fish, queer specimen, race hatred, racial segregation, rara avis, recalcitrant, refractory, refugee, relinquish, remise, removed, repugnant, rival, rocket man, rocketeer, screwball, seclusion, segregate, segregation, separate, separated, separation, sign over, snobbishness, solitary, space, space crew, space traveler, spaceman, strange, stranger, the Wandering Jew, tightness, tramontane, tramp, transcendental, transmundane, type, ulterior, ultramontane, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unconnected, uncooperative, unearthly, unfamiliar, unfavorable, unfriendly, unpropitious, unrelatable, unrelated, wanderer, wean, xenophobia, zealotEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Alien 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.Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
ALIEN, persons. One born out of the jurisdiction of the United States, who has not since been naturalized under their constitution and laws. To this there are some exceptions, as this children of the ministers of the United States in foreign courts. See Citizen, Inhabitant. 2. Aliens are subject to disabilities, have rights, and are bound to perform duties, which will be briefly considered. 1. Disabilities. An alien cannot in general acquire title to real estate by the descent, or by other mere operation of law; and if he purchase land, he may be divested of the fee, upon an inquest of office found. To this general rule there are statutory exceptions in some of the states; in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, New Jersey, Rev. Laws, 604, and Michigan, Rev. St. 266, s. 26, the disability has been removed; in North Carolina, (but see Mart. R. 48; 3 Dev. R. 138; 2 Hayw. 104, 108; 3 Murph. 194; 4 Dev. 247; Vermont and Virginia, by constitutional provision; and in Alabama, 3 Stew R. 60; Connecticut, act of 1824, Stat. tit. Foreigners, 251; Indiana, Rev. Code, a. 3, act of January 25, 1842; Illinois, Kentucky, 1 Litt. 399; 6 Mont. 266 Maine, Rev. St,. tit. 7, c. 93, s. 5 Maryland, act of 1825, ch. 66; 2 Wheat. 259; and Missouri, Rev. Code, 1825, p. 66, by statutory provision it is partly so. 3. An alien, even after being naturalized, is ineligible to the office of president of the United States; and in some states, as in New York, to that of governor; he cannot be a member of congress, till the expiration of seven years after his naturalization. An alien can exercise no political rights whatever; he cannot therefore vote at any political election, fill any office, or serve as a juror. 6 John. R. 332. 4.-2. An alien has a right to acquire personal estate, make and enforce contracts in relation to the same - he is protected from injuries, and wrongs, to his person and property, his relative rights and character; he may sue and be sued. 5.-3. He owes a temporary local allegiance, and his property is liable to taxation. Aliens are either alien friends or alien enemies. It is only alien friends who have the rights above enumerated; alien enemies are incapable, during the existence of war to sue, and may be ordered out of the country. See generally, 2 Kent. Com. 43 to 63; 1 Vin. Ab. 157; 13 Vin. ab. 414; Bac. Ab. h.t.; 1 Saund. 8, n.2; Wheat. Dig. h.t.; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
ALIEN, n. An American sovereign in his probationary state.