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alien

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CIDE DICTIONARY

aliena. [OF. alien, L. alienus, fr. alius another; properly, therefore, belonging to another. See Else.].
  •  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]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
Alien enemy (Law), one who owes allegiance to a government at war with ours. Abbott.
alienn. 
  •  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]
  •  One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.  [1913 Webster]
    "Aliens from the common wealth of Israel."  [1913 Webster]
alienv. t. [F. aliéner, L. alienare.].
     To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.  Sir M. Hale.  [1913 Webster]
    "The prince was totally aliened from all thoughts of . . . the marriage."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

alien, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 a (often foll. by to) unfamiliar; not in accordance or harmony; unfriendly, hostile; unacceptable or repugnant (army discipline was alien to him; struck an alien note). b (often foll. by from) different or separated.
2 foreign; from a foreign country (help from alien powers).
3 of or relating to beings supposedly from other worlds.
4 Bot. (of a plant) introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in its new home.
--n.
1 a foreigner, esp. one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where he or she is living.
2 a being from another world.
3 Bot. an alien plant.

Derivative
alienness n.
Etymology
ME f. OF f. L alienus belonging to another (alius)

DEVIL DICTIONARY

alien

n. An American sovereign in his probationary state.

THESAURUS

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, zealot

ROGET THESAURUS

alien

Irrelation

N irrelation, dissociation, misrelation, inapplicability, inconnection, multifariousness, disconnection, inconsequence, independence, incommensurability, irreconcilableness, heterogeneity, unconformity, irrelevancy, impertinence, nihil ad rem, intrusion, non-pertinence, irrelative, irrespective, unrelated, arbitrary, independent, unallied, unconnected, disconnected, adrift, isolated, insular, extraneous, strange, alien, foreign, outlandish, exotic, not comparable, incommensurable, heterogeneous, unconformable, irrelevant, inapplicable, not pertinent, not to the, purpose, impertinent, inapposite, beside the mark, a propos de bottes, aside from the purpose, away from the purpose, foreign to the purpose, beside the purpose, beside the question, beside the transaction, beside the point, misplaced, traveling out of the record, remote, far-fetched, out of the way, forced, neither here nor there, quite another thing, detached, segregate, disquiparant, multifarious, discordant, incidental, parenthetical, obiter dicta, episodic, parenthetically, by the way, by the by, en passant, incidentally, irrespectively, without reference to, without regard to, in the abstract, a se.

Extraneousness

N extraneousness, extrinsicality, exteriority, alienage, alienism, foreign body, foreign substance, foreign element, alien, stranger, intruder, interloper, foreigner, novus homo, newcomer, immigrant, emigrant, creole, Africander, outsider, Dago, wop, mick, polak, greaser, slant, Easterner, Dutchman, tenderfoot, extraneous, foreign, alien, ulterior, tramontane, ultramontane, excluded, inadmissible, exceptional, in foreign parts, in foreign lands, abroad, beyond seas, over sea on one's travels, extraneousness, extrinsicality, exteriority, alienage, alienism, foreign body, foreign substance, foreign element, alien, stranger, intruder, interloper, foreigner, novus homo, newcomer, immigrant, emigrant, creole, Africander, outsider, Dago, wop, mick, polak, greaser, slant, Easterner, Dutchman, tenderfoot, extraneous, foreign, alien, ulterior, tramontane, ultramontane, excluded, inadmissible, exceptional, in foreign parts, in foreign lands, abroad, beyond seas, over sea on one's travels.

Transfer

VB transfer, convey, alienate, alien, assign, grant, consign, make over, hand over, pass, hand, transmit, negotiate, hand down, exchange, change hands, change hands from one to another, devolve, succeed, come into possession, abalienate, disinherit, dispossess, substitute.

Irreligion

N irreligion, indevotion, godlessness, ungodliness, laxity, quietism, skepticism, doubt, unbelief, disbelief, incredulity, incredulousness, want of faith, want of belief, pyrrhonism, bout, agnosticism, atheism, deism, hylotheism, materialism, positivism, nihilism, infidelity, freethinking, antichristianity, rationalism, neology, atheist, skeptic, unbeliever, deist, infidel, pyrrhonist, giaour, heathen, alien, gentile, Nazarene, espri fort, freethinker, latitudinarian, rationalist, materialist, positivist, nihilist, agnostic, somatist, theophobist, irreligious, indevout, undevout, devoutless, godless, graceless, ungodly, unholy, unsanctified, unhallowed, atheistic, without God, skeptical, freethinking, unbelieving, unconverted, incredulous, faithless, lacking faith, deistical, unchristian, antichristian, worldly, mundane, earthly, carnal, worldly minded, irreligiously.


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