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alien

  

      n  
1    a person owing allegiance to a country other than that in which he lives; foreigner  
2    any being or thing foreign to the environment in which it now exists  
3    (in science fiction) a being from another world, sometimes specifically an extraterrestrial  
      adj  
4    unnaturalized; foreign  
5    having foreign allegiance  
alien territory     
6    unfamiliar; strange  
an alien quality in a work of art     
7    postpositive and foll by: to   repugnant or opposed (to)  
war is alien to his philosophy     
8    (in science fiction) of or from another world  
      vb  
9    tr  
Rare   to transfer (property, etc.) to another  
     (C14: from Latin alienus foreign, from alius other)  
  alienage      n  
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alien

  
1   
      adj   adverse, beyond one's ken, conflicting, contrary, estranged, exotic, foreign, inappropriate, incompatible, incongruous, not native, not naturalized, opposed, outlandish, remote, repugnant, separated, strange, unfamiliar  
2   
      n   foreigner, newcomer, outsider, stranger  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   affiliated, akin, alike, allied, analogous, cognate, connected, corresponding, kindred, like, parallel, related, similar  
      n   citizen, countryman, dweller, inhabitant, national, resident  

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aline, alienee, alienor, aliment

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