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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alien  \Al"ien\,  v.  t.  [F.  ali['e]ner,  L.  alienare.] 
  To  alienate;  to  estrange;  to  transfer,  as  property  or 
  ownership.  [R.]  ``It  the  son  alien  lands.''  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  The  prince  was  totally  aliened  from  all  thoughts  of  .  . 
  .  the  marriage.  --Clarendon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alien  \Al"ien\,  a.  [OF.  alien,  L.  alienus  fr  alius  another; 
  properly,  therefore,  belonging  to  another.  See  {Else}.] 
  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. 
 
  An  alien  sound  of  melancholy.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  {Alien  enemy}  (Law),  one  who  owes  allegiance  to  a  government 
  at  war  with  ours  --Abbott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alien  \Al"ien\,  n. 
  1.  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}. 
 
  2.  One  excluded  from  certain  privileges;  one  alienated  or 
  estranged;  as  aliens  from  God's  mercies. 
 
  Aliens  from  the  common  wealth  of  Israel.  --Ephes. 
  ii  12. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alien 
  adj  1:  not  contained  in  or  deriving  from  the  essential  nature  of 
  something  "an  economic  theory  alien  to  the  spirit  of 
  capitalism";  "the  mysticism  so  foreign  to  the  French 
  mind  and  temper";  "jealousy  is  foreign  to  her  nature" 
  [syn:  {foreign}] 
  2:  being  or  from  or  characteristic  of  another  place  or  part  of 
  the  world;  "alien  customs";  "exotic  plants  in  a 
  greenhouse";  "moved  to  a  strange  country"  [syn:  {exotic}, 
  {strange}] 
  n  1:  a  person  who  comes  from  a  foreign  country;  someone  who  does 
  not  owe  allegiance  to  your  country  [syn:  {foreigner},  {noncitizen}, 
  {outlander}]  [ant:  {citizen}] 
  2:  anyone  who  does  not  belong  in  the  environment  in  which  they 
  are  found  [syn:  {stranger},  {unknown}] 
  3:  a  form  of  life  assumed  to  exist  outside  the  Earth  or  its 
  atmosphere  [syn:  {extraterrestrial  being},  {extraterrestrial}] 
  v  :  arouse  enmity  or  indifference  in  where  there  had  formerly 
  been  love,  affection,  or  friendliness  [syn:  {estrange},  {alienate}, 
  {disaffect}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Alien 
  a  foreigner,  or  person  born  in  another  country,  and  therefore 
  not  entitled  to  the  rights  and  privileges  of  the  country  where 
  he  resides.  Among  the  Hebrews  there  were  two  classes  of  aliens. 
 
  (1.)  Those  who  were  strangers  generally,  and  who  owned  no 
  landed  property. 
 
  (2.)  Strangers  dwelling  in  another  country  without  being 
  naturalized  (Lev.  22:10;  Ps  39:12). 
 
  Both  of  these  classes  were  to  enjoy,  under  certain  conditions, 
  the  same  rights  as  other  citizens  (Lev.  19:33,  34;  Deut.  10:19). 
  They  might  be  naturalized  and  permitted  to  enter  into  the 
  congregation  of  the  Lord  by  submitting  to  circumcision  and 
  abandoning  idolatry  (Deut.  23:3-8). 
 
  This  term  is  used  (Eph.  2:12)  to  denote  persons  who  have  no 
  interest  in  Christ. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ALIEN,  n.  An  American  sovereign  in  his  probationary  state. 
 
 




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