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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