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Definition of Alien

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

People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don't you feel a certain alienation?
Gunter Grass

I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.
Stephen Hawking

Perhaps we've never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there's no sign of intelligent life.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans.
Stephen Hawking
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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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