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Word of the Day 01/16/15 Alien

Alien (noun, adjective)
alien [eyl-yuh n, ey-lee-uh n]


noun
1. a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization (distinguished from citizen).
2. a foreigner.
3. a person who has been estranged or excluded.
4. a creature from outer space; extraterrestrial.

adjective
5. residing under a government or in a country other than that of one's birth without having or obtaining the status of citizenship there.
6. belonging or relating to aliens: alien property.
7. unlike one's own; strange; not belonging to one: alien speech.
8. adverse; hostile; opposed (usually followed by to or from): ideas alien to modern thinking.
9. extraterrestrial.

Synonyms
1. immigrant.
2. See stranger.
3. outcast.
7. exotic, foreign.

Origin: 1300-50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin aliēnus, equivalent to *alies- (ali-, base of alius other + -es- noun suffix) + -nus adj. suffix

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