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Definition 1: a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for alien in the sense of this definition

(alien is a kind of ...) a person who changes location

(... is a kind of alien ) a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework

(... is a kind of alien ) a person who is expelled from home or country by authority

(... is a kind of alien ) a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)

(... is a kind of alien ) an imported person brought from a foreign country

"the lead role was played by an import from Sweden" "they are descendants of indentured importees"

(... is a kind of alien ) an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city

Definition 2: anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for alien in the sense of this definition

(alien is a kind of ...) someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

(... is a kind of alien ) someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group

Definition 3: a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for alien in the sense of this definition

(alien is a kind of ...) a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist

Definition 4: transfer property or ownership - [verb of possession]

Samples where alien or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The will aliened the property to the heirs

Synonyms for alien in the sense of this definition

(alien is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

Definition 5: not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where alien or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for alien in the sense of this definition

(alien is similar to ...) not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

"extrinsic evidence" "an extrinsic feature of the new building" "that style is something extrinsic to the subject" "looking for extrinsic aid"

Definition 6: being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where alien or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • alien customs
  • exotic plants in a greenhouse
  • exotic cuisine

Synonyms for alien in the sense of this definition

(alien is similar to ...) relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

"foreign nations" "a foreign accent" "on business in a foreign city"

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