alien

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. foreign, strange. —n. foreigner, stranger, immigrant. See unconformity, exterior.Ant., alike, native.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Of foreign extraction]
Syn. exotic, strange, unknown; see foreign 1 , 2 .
2. [Unlike]
Syn. different, dissimilar, outlandish, opposed; see repugnant 1 , unusual 2 .
See Synonym Study at foreign . n.
Syn. foreigner, stranger, nonnative, refugee, outsider, outlander, migrant, émigré, immigrant, emigrant, expatriate, displaced person, D.P., guest, visitor, newcomer, space creature, extraterrestrial, Martian, barbarian, Ishmael, outcast, settler, tenderfoot, stateless person, foreign national, migratory worker, intruder, squatter, interloper, noncitizen, man without a country, tramontane, auslander, gringo * (Spanish), gaijin * (Japanese).
Ant. native, citizen*, local.
Syn.- alien is applied to a resident who bears political allegiance to another country; foreigner , to a visitor or resident from another country, esp. one with a different language, cultural pattern, etc.; stranger , to a person from another region who is unacquainted with local people, customs, etc.; immigrant , to a person who comes to another country to settle; ?ACemigrACe , to a citizen of one country who has left it to take political refuge in another
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
a.
1. foreign strange, odd, unfamiliar, exotic, outlandish.
ANT.: ordinary, familiar
II
n.
1. foreigner immigrant, illegal alien, outsider, refugee, stranger, noncitizen.
2. extraterrestrial spaceman, space creature, *little green man, otherworldy creature.
ANT.: native, citizen, local
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Of, from, or characteristic of another place or part of the world: exotic, foreign, strange. Archaic: outlandish. See NATIVE. 2. Not part of the essential nature of a thing: extraneous, extrinsic, foreign. See NATIVE. II noun A person coming from another country or into a new community: émigré, foreigner, newcomer, outlander, outsider, stranger. See NATIVE. III verb Law. To change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document: cede, deed, grant, make over, sign over. Law: alienate, assign, convey, transfer. See GIVE, LAW.

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