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Alien meaning

alien - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. transfer property or ownership; " The will aliened the property to the heirs"
  2. 2. being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; " alien customs"; " exotic plants in a greenhouse"; " exotic cuisine"
  3. 3. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.
  6. 6. Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent ( with); incongruous; - followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion.
  7. 7. A foreigner; a stranger.
  8. 8. Foreign; strange; not akin.

alien - examples of usage

  1. Well, you've got to remember that this was an alien machine; maybe that's the way they built them. - "Warlord of Kor", Terry Gene Carr.
  2. Rynason was beginning to learn to respect that alien way, if not to understand it. - "Warlord of Kor", Terry Gene Carr.
  3. But he was not crazy, of course; his mind simply ran in a way that was alien to the Earthmen. - "Warlord of Kor", Terry Gene Carr.
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