Associations to the word «Alien»

Wiktionary

ALIEN, noun. A person, animal, plant, or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.
ALIEN, noun. A foreigner residing in a country.
ALIEN, noun. Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.
ALIEN, noun. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged.
ALIEN, adjective. Pertaining to an alien.
ALIEN, adjective. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign.
ALIEN, adjective. Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.
ALIEN, verb. (transitive) To estrange; to alienate.
ALIEN, verb. (legal) To transfer the ownership of something.
ALIEN ABDUCTION, noun. The abduction of a person by extraterrestrials.
ALIEN ABDUCTIONS, noun. Plural of alien abduction
ALIEN NUCLEIC ACID, noun. Any nucleic acid composed of bases other than adenine, guanine, thymine, uracil and cytosine and/or sugars other than ribose and deoxyribose, that could form a basis of extraterrestrial carbon-based life
ALIEN PRIORIES, noun. Plural of alien priory
ALIEN PRIORY, noun. A small religious house dependent on a large monastery in some other country.

Dictionary definition

ALIEN, noun. A person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country.
ALIEN, noun. Anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found.
ALIEN, noun. A form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere.
ALIEN, verb. Transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs".
ALIEN, verb. Arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious".
ALIEN, adjective. 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".
ALIEN, adjective. Being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats