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alien (adj.)

14世纪, “陌生的, 外国的”, 来自古法语 alien “陌生的, 外国的;” 作为名词, “外来的, 陌生人, 外国人”, 来自拉丁语 alienus “属于或属于另一个人, 不是自己的, 外国的, 奇怪的”, 也作为名词, “陌生人, 外国人”, 形容词来自 alius (副词) “另一个, 其他的, 不同的”, 来自PIE词根 *al- (1) “超越”.

意为“居住在不属于自己出生的国家” 来自15世纪中叶 “性质完全不同” 来自1670年代. 意为“不属于这个地球” 最早记载于1920年. 安 alien priory (15世纪中叶) 是指在外国服从宗教管辖的人.

alien (n.)

“外国人, 外国的公民”, 14世纪初, 来自 alien (形容词) 或来自法语和拉丁语中形容词的名词用法. 在科幻小说的意义上, “来自另一个星球”, 来自1953年.

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Definitions of alien from WordNet
1
alien (n.)
a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country;
Synonyms: foreigner / noncitizen / outlander
alien (n.)
anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found;
Synonyms: stranger / unknown
alien (n.)
a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere;
Synonyms: extraterrestrial being / extraterrestrial
2
alien (adj.)
not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something;
an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism
Synonyms: foreign
alien (adj.)
being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world;
alien customs
Synonyms: exotic
3
alien (v.)
transfer property or ownership;
The will aliened the property to the heirs
Synonyms: alienate
From wordnet.princeton.edu