Meaning of 'alien'

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Meaning of ‘alien’

7 definitions found.



being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Example: "alien customs"

Synonyms: exotic


not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

Example: "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"

Synonyms: foreign


a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere

Synonyms: extraterrestrial


a person who comes from a foreign country

Synonyms: foreigner noncitizen outlander


anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

Synonyms: unknown


to arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

Example: "They alienated their friends when they became fanatically religious."

Synonyms: estrange alienate disaffect


to transfer property or ownership

Example: "The will aliened the property to the heirs."

Synonyms: alienate

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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