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Definition of Alien


  1. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores.
  2. Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion.
  3. 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.
  4. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.
  5. To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.

Alien Quotations

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Noam Chomsky

Whatever is not commonly seen is condemned as alien.
Iris Chang

I am a human being; nothing human can be alien to me.

What are you gonna do, talk the alien to death?
James Cameron
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Alien Translations

alien in Afrikaans is teenoorgesteld, vreemd
alien in Danish is fremmed, udenlandsk, modsat
alien in Dutch is ijselijk, afschuwelijk
alien in Finnish is vieras
alien in French is hideux
alien in German is fremd, fremder
alien in Latin is alienus
alien in Norwegian is fremmed
alien in Portuguese is estrangeiro
alien in Spanish is extranjero
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