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Alien appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Neil, an alien.
  • Neil A. sees alien.
  • Leah, cimex alien telegrams assert stress as Marge let Neil axe Michael.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun alien:

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Definition of the noun alien

What does alien mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aliens

  1. a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of alien: foreigner / noncitizen / outlander
    • more generic words: traveler / traveller = a person who changes location
    • more specific terms:
      • au pair = a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
      • deportee / exile = a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
      • gringo = a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners
      • importee / import = an imported person brought from a foreign country
      • metic = an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
  2. anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
  3. a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere

Alternative definition of the noun alien


  1. A person, animal, plant, or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.
  2. A foreigner residing in a country.
  3. Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.

Definition of the adjective alien

What does alien mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more alien / aliener |

  1. not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
    • example: an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism
    • synonym of alien: foreign
    • similar: extrinsic
  2. being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Alternative definition of the adjective alien


  1. Pertaining to an alien.
  2. Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.

Definition of the verb alien

What does alien mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: aliened | aliening | aliens

  1. transfer property or ownership
    • example: The will aliened the property to the heirs
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of alien: alienate
    • more generic word: transfer = cause to change ownership

Alternative definition of the verb alien


  1. [transitive] To estrange; to alienate.
  2. [legal] To transfer the ownership of something.


  1. "Alien" is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The film's title refers to a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature that stalks and kills the crew of a spaceship. Dan O'Bannon wrote the screenplay from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett, drawing influence from previous works of science fiction and horror. The film was produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill through their Brandywine Productions and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Giler and Hill made revisions and additions to the script. Shusett was executive producer. The eponymous Alien and its accompanying elements were designed by Swiss surrealist artist H. R. Giger, while concept artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss designed the human aspects of the film.
  2. "Alien" is a 2013 short animation film directed by Martin Máj.


"Alien" is a science fiction book published in 1996 that was written by Henry Rollins, Susan Israel et. al..

  • also known as "Alien (Vignette Series, Vol 2)"; Alien (Vignette Series, Vol 2)
  • language: English Language
  • authors: Henry Rollins, Susan Israel, Janice Levy
  • released on (19 years ago)


  1. "Alien" is a video game for the Atari 2600 video game console produced by 20th Century Fox. It was the first officially licensed game of the ''Alien'' film series.
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • designer: Doug Neubauer
    • developers: Fox Interactive, Fox Video Games, Inc.
    • genre: Action game
    • publishers: Fox Interactive, Fox Video Games, Inc.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  2. "Alien" is a game produced by Argonaut Software in 1984 and released by Argus Press - it is based on the sci-fi movie of the same name directed by Ridley Scott. The game uses very simple black and green graphics, with a little extra color for some text and for the location of the characters.
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • developer: Argonaut Games
    • genres: Horror, Turn-based tactics, Strategy video game
    • publisher: Argus Press Software
    • released in (31 years ago)


  1. Alien: The "Alien" is a fictional endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that is the titular antagonist of the Alien film series. The species made its debut in the film Alien, and reappeared in the sequels Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection, as well as the crossover franchise Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. A similar creature of a slightly different design also briefly appears in the Ridley Scott film Prometheus. In addition, the Alien appears in various literature and video game spin-offs from the franchises.
  2. Alien is a fictional film character.
  3. Alien is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Last Man on Earth.
  4. Alien is a fictional character from the 2009 film Fanboys.

There are other characters with in their name, like Alien 2, alien 4, Alien Child, Alien Attack, Alien Father, Alien Warrior, Illegal Alien.


  1. "Alien": The iconic, avant-garde score to the film Alien was composed by Jerry Goldsmith and is considered by some to be one of his best, most visceral scores. Rather than focusing on themes, Goldsmith creates a bleak and dissonant soundscape that fits the film's dark and intense atmosphere, with only a few "romantic" cues.
    • also known as Alien Soundtrack, Alien: Complete Soundtrack, Alien: Complete Soundtrack (disc 4), Alien Complete, Alien Complete Soundtrack
    • genres: Progressive music, Classical music, Avant-garde
    • released in (36 years ago)
  2. "Alien" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears for her eighth studio album Britney Jean. It was written and produced by William Orbit and Anthony Preston, with additional songwriting provided by Spears, Dan Traynor, and Ana Diaz. "Alien" is a mid-tempo dance-pop song, which lyrically discusses Spears' feelings of loneliness. "Alien" received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who appreciated its production and recognized it as being among the more personal offerings from the record.
  3. "Alien" is the fourth album by Canadian extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad. It was released on March 22, 2005. The album was written by Devin Townsend and Gene Hoglan over a six month time period.
  4. "Alien" è il sesto album discografico di inediti del pianista Giovanni Allevi, pubblicato il 28 settembre 2010 dall'etichetta discografica Sony Music.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  5. "Alien" a.k.a. "Chuzhoy" is a musical album of Piknik.
  6. "Alien" is a single released by the punk rock band Pennywise from their 1999 album Straight Ahead. The song reached number 36 on the Modern Rock Tracks in July 1999.
  7. "Alien" on Kyyria-yhtyeen toinen albumi vuodelta 1997. Levy äänitettiin Woodhouse Studiossa, Hagenissa, Saksassa 1996. Julkaisupäivämäärä oli 24. helmikuuta 1997, ja tuottajana toimi Kyyria.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  8. "Alien" is a composition.
  9. "Alien" is a musical album of Alien.
    • released on (26 years ago)
  10. "Alien" is a composition.
  11. "Alien" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  12. "Alien" is a musical album of Larry Heard.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  13. "Alien" is the 2006 single by Aria.
    • also known as Chuzhoi, Чужой
    • released on (8 years ago)
  14. "Alien" is a musical EP of Tankard.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  15. "Alien" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  16. "Alien" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  17. "Alien" is a musical single of Your Favorite Martian.
    • released on
  18. "Alien" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  19. "Alien" is a musical album of COSMO.
    • released on (8 years ago)


  1. Alien a.k.a. Aletta Ocean is the stage name of a Hungarian pornographic actress. She has appeared in Penthouse and Hungarian Playboy. and won the 2010 AVN Awards for Female Foreign Performer of the Year and Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production.
  2. Alien a.k.a. Iwa Moto: Aileen Iwamoto, popularly known by her screen name Iwa Moto, is a Japanese-Filipino actress, model and teen star. She was one of the Final Four in the 3rd season of StarStruck, a reality-based talent search show of GMA Network in the Philippines and finished as first runner up. She is well known for playing "Rita Acuesta" on Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap and "Valentina" in Darna.

There are other people with in their name, like Alien Sun, Alien Skin, Elio Alien, Alien Huang, Black Alien, Alien Castle, Alien Project, Alien Ma Alfonso, Birdy Bitz Alien, DC the Midi Alien and many others.


  1. Alien is a Swedish rock and metal band formed in Gothenburg in 1986 by guitarist Tony Borg and vocalist Jim Jidhed. They are best known today for their single "Only One Woman", a cover of a Marbles song, and "Brave New Love", which was featured in the end credits of the 1988 remake of The Blob.
  2. Alien is a musical group.
    • album: "Cosmic Fantasy"

There are other groups with in their name, like Alien Red, Alien Beat, Alien Boys, Alien Farm, Alien Breed, Alien Force, Alien's Cab, Goody Alien, Alien Faktor, Woodie Alien, Alien Autopsy, Alien Chutney, Alien Factory, Alien Trilogy, Alien Ant Farm, Alien Vampires, Alien Beat Club, Alien Community, Alien Sex Fiend and Alien Stash Tin.


ALIEN is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as ALIEN waypoint, waypoint ALIEN, fix ALIEN, ALIEN fix


  1. The Alien film franchise is a science fiction horror film series consisting of four installments, focusing on Lieutenant Ellen Ripley and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as "the Alien". Produced by 20th Century Fox, the series started with Alien, which led to three movie sequels, as well as numerous books, comics and video game spin-offs.
    • also known as Alien Quadrilogy
  2. Alien: In law, an alien is a person in a country who is not a national of that country, though definitions and terminology differs to some degree.
    • also known as 外國人
  3. Alien a.k.a. Martian: A Martian is a native inhabitant of the planet Mars. Although the search for evidence of life on Mars continues, many science fiction writers have imagined what extraterrestrial life on Mars might be like. Some writers also use the word Martian to describe a human colonist on Mars.
  4. Alien is a computer program that converts between different Linux package formats, written by Joey Hess.
  5. Alien is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  6. AliEn is a lightweight Grid framework developed at CERN. It is built around Open Source components using the combination of Web Service and distributed agent model. It is being developed by the ALICE collaboration as a production environment for the simulation, reconstruction and analysis of physics data.
    • genre: Data analysis
    • license: GNU Lesser General Public License, GNU General Public License
    • official website:
  7. The alien is a device used in literature to signify elements foreign, ignored, repressed, or marginalized in a given society. The alien can also offer an outside perspective, illuminating the complexities and/or exposing the hypocrisies and irrationalities in a set social norms.
  8. Alien is a Russian company that owns and maintains passenger services and moored vessels in and around St. Petersburg. The company operates 22 boats, including hydrofoils, and the three-masted frigate Kronverk, maintained as a restaurant.
  9. Alien: Beings from alien worlds in the Madman universe.

Phrases with Alien

Phrases starting with the word Alien:

  1. Alien Splitfin
  2. Alien abduction
  3. alien absconder
  4. Alien Nucleic Acid

Phrases ending with the word Alien:

  1. Space Alien
  2. Illegal Alien
  3. Resident Alien

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alien

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Google previewLectures and Speeches (1869)

by Elihu Burritt

The word alien means literally nothing more nor less than other, or a man or people other than one's self or nation. Retaining this significance, to alienate means literally to make a friend or neighbour other than yourself in sentiment or interest.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ALIEN, n. ail';/En [OF. alien or allien, a stranger——from L. aliénus, of another country—from dlizls, another]: one born in or belonging to another country; a foreigner; a stranger: ADJ. foreign; strange. ALIENAGE, n. dl'_1/én-(ii, state of being an ...

Google previewEnglish-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915)

by Rodolphe Charles Petter

alien, n.noz (masc.),nota (fern. ), alien, foreigner ; not'- son, foreign child, ...

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2012)

by George Mann

Director: Ridley Scott Producers: Gordon Carroll, David Giles, Walter Hill Screenplay: Dan O'Bannon Starring: Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Harry DeanStanton, Yaphet Kotto Alien is one of the most unsettling ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Alien hand describes intermittent, complex, and goal-directed activity in one hand that is not voluntarily initiated. The patient is unable to explain the source of such movement and may consider the limb to move as if it had a mind of its own.

Google previewAmerican Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski

An alien«s release on bond or parole may be revoked at any time in the discretion of the Attorney General ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pseudoscience (2013)

From Alien Abductions to Zone Therapy by William F. Williams

ABDUCTIONS, ALIEN Abductions of humans by extraterrestrials, usually to a spaceship and often for the apparent purpose of physical examination of the humans, after which they are returned to Earth, usually, though not always, to the place ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

alibi witness — see WITNESS 'alien \'a-le-an, 'al-yan\ adj [Latin alienus not one's own, foreign] ...

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If I had to describe myself to an alien I'd say I was bigger than the average human, enjoy a drink or two with a good meal and have a bigger head than most. I'd also say I'm really handsome - especially if they were a female alien. (Dwayne Johnson)
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Scrabble value of A1L1I1E1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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