Associations to the word «Alien»


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".

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