Definitions of alien

  1. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
  2. a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
  3. a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
  4. anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. transfer property or ownership; " The will aliened the property to the heirs"
  8. being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; " alien customs"; " exotic plants in a greenhouse"; " exotic cuisine"
  9. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores.
  10. 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.
  11. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.
  12. To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.
  13. Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent ( with); incongruous; - followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion.
  14. A foreigner; a person living in a country other than his own without the rights of citizenship; a stranger.
  15. Foreign: strange; different.
  16. Foreign: different in nature: adverse to.
  17. One belonging to another country: one not entitled to the rights of citizenship.
  18. A foreigner; a stranger.
  19. Foreign; strange; not akin.
  20. Foreign; strange.
  21. Of another country; foreign.
  22. An unnaturalized foreigner; a stranger.
  23. Foreign; of a different nature; adverse to.
  24. A foreigner; one born in or belonging to another country; one who has not the privileges of a citizen.
  25. A foreigner; a stranger; one born in or belonging to another country.

Usage examples for alien

  1. If Meloa fell, it would be an alien stepping stone that could lead back eventually to Earth itself. – Victory by Lester del Rey
  2. She was thinking of the alien presence at the other house. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  3. Discouragement was too alien to his sanguine temperament, else he might, with some show of reason, have abandoned all hope of struggling successfully against such odds. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  4. Then with a shock, as sudden as a plunge into cold water, her mind slid on to what seemed another though not an alien plane. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  5. Wagons piled with baggage had preceded them, but many dragged their pitiful belongings along with them, and the murmur of their alien voices rang through the bustle of the station. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  6. But such an idea was alien to Nello's frugal temperament. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  7. But she accepted the grating existence of the frontier with something better than resignation, and set about promptly in a wild and alien country to make a new house into a new home. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  8. To be cut off, to be left solitary; to have a world alien not your world; all a hostile camp for you; not a home at all, of hearts and faces who are yours, whose you are! – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  9. Every language in the world has its own phrase, fresh for the stranger's fresh and alien sense of its signal significance; a phrase that is its own essential possession, and yet is dearer to the speaker of other tongues. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  10. A century and a quarter later a bitter war with an alien race in South Africa was followed by a result even more astounding. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  11. Alien merchants were under the king's special protection. – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  12. Yet for all its alien quality Travis was sure he had seen its like before. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. Outside Rehoboth dwelt the alien – Lancashire Idylls (1898) by Marshall Mather
  14. The day before San Martin started on his march over the Andes, Chile was quietly submissive; Uruguay was occupied by Portuguese troops; Argentina was a mere loose aggregation of discordant and warring provinces, whose most intelligent statesmen had nearly given up hope of peace and autonomy, except by foreign aid or submission to some alien monarch. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  15. But at the outset I felt myself not only an American alien but an Andalusian exile. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  16. A world all hot with sunshine, with a hot, white sky above it- Oh then I feel an alien in a land I'd call my own; The rain is like a friend's caress, I lean to it and love it, 'Tis like a finger on a nerve that thrills for it alone! – Fires of Driftwood by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  17. Many of them have the vote, controlled by leaders interested only in designs alien to America's welfare. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  18. I'm as alien as you. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  19. We professional scientists are no strange species, alien to our race. – The Unlearned by Raymond F. Jones
  20. So long as he still lived, there would be nothing but danger from the alien monster in his head. – Pursuit by Lester del Rey