Definition of 'alien'
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Together we sort of look like a pair of strange alien creatures, which is nice. The Sun (2016)Walking into the tent that first morning, instead of feeling very alien it all felt incredibly normal and familiar. The Sun (2016)It's as if you're on an alien planet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those brought up on speed, drama, thrills and spills were watching something alien to them. The Sun (2017)A cynic might think that this is precisely the sort of thing the Russians would say if they had made contact with an alien world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The result has been uncertainty and alien concepts being pursued by divorce lawyers like fashions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The sand gave a really alien feel. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The frustrations of working in an alien language and culture? KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)It has shocked me because it is something alien to me. The Sun (2013)The liberal cosmos has been invaded by alien space. Christianity Today (2000)Six million other illegal aliens will not be protected. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The wood is an alien environment for them and they are completely out of their depths. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Only there do human beings and aliens live side by side. The Broken God (1993)This turned out to be either a weather balloon or a spaceship packed with aliens. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is set in the secret underground lair of an alien creature. The Sun (2012)To me the notion of doing exercise for the sake of getting fit is completely alien. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These are envoys from the most alien parts of the underworld. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)To probe a world as alien as the deep also takes sensitivity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This leads to him being interned as an enemy alien. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is just another home straight but it is a foreign and alien one. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two families have made their home in a colony on an alien planet. The Sun (2009)All these things were alien to me before. The Sun (2010)Investment was an alien concept and he owned no property. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it also makes the rest of the world feel quite alien. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The book takes you to an utterly alien culture and makes you feel its tribulations as your own. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is it a strange alien force? Times, Sunday Times (2008)He felt genuinely alien, from another planet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the distant future, humanity has reached the stars and hangs out with alien races. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Equally, a night spent tugging at dress straps or getting used to alien hem lengths is neither enjoyable nor chic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: alien /ˈeɪljən; ˈeɪlɪən/ NOUN
An alien is someone who is not a legal citizen of the country in which they live.
He's an illegal alien.
- American English: alien
- Arabic: أَجْنَبيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: estrangeiro
- Chinese: 外侨
- Croatian: imigrant
- Czech: cizinec
- Danish: fremmed
- Dutch: vreemdeling
- European Spanish: extranjero
- Finnish: ulkomaalainen
- French: étranger inconnu
- German: Ausländer
- Greek: αλλοδαπός
- Italian: straniero
- Japanese: 外国人
- Korean: 외국인
- Norwegian: utlending
- Polish: cudzoziemiec
- European Portuguese: estrangeiro
- Romanian: străin
- Russian: иммигрант нелегальный
- Spanish: extranjero
- Swedish: främling
- Thai: คนต่างด้าว
- Turkish: yabancı
- Ukrainian: іноземець
- Vietnamese: người nước ngoài
British English: alien ADJECTIVE
Alien means belonging to a different country, race, or group, usually one you do not like or are frightened of.
He said they were opposed to the presence of alien forces in the region.
Definition of alien from the Collins English Dictionary
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