alien (n.)

  1. a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

    [ Syn: foreigner , noncitizen , outlander ]

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

    [ Syn: stranger , unknown ]

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

    [ Syn: extraterrestrial being , extraterrestrial ]

    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: 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: exotic ]

    alien (v.)

  1. transfer property or ownership; The will aliened the property to the heirs

    [ Syn: 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 , disaffect ]

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