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alien

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Etymology

From Latin aliēnus, "belonging to someone else", then "exotic, foreign", from alius, "other". Cognate with Ancient Greek αλλος (allos), "another, different" and Old English elles, "else".

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈeɪ.li.ən/, SAMPA: /"eI.lI.@n/

Noun

Singular
alien

Plural
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alien ({{{1}}})
  1. A person, animal, plant or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.
  2. A foreigner residing in a country.
  3. Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.

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Translations

Adjective

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Positive
alien

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Pertaining to an alien.
  2. Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to alien

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to alien (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To estrange; to alienate.

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