alien Definitions


pertaining to extraterrestrial life.


one excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged.


to transfer the ownership of something.

Discover More the word alien

Synonyms for alienScrabble the word alien

alien thesaurus

strangelingnoninhabitantoutcomelingoutenernonnationaljohnny foreignernonlocalspace alienperegrineotherworldlyrejectextraneousforeignforeignerbarbarianoutlanderstrangerguestfremd

Examples include alien

  • the export postsecondary education index measures price changes for room and board as well as tuition and fees paid by foreign, nonresident alien students at american colleges, universities, technical and professional schools. for example, the annual tuition rate paid by a german student pursuing a master’s degree in the united states would be included in the export postsecondary education index. bls.gov

  • i have a question for all you nay sayers, all who believe this is a waste of “our” tax dollars… do you say the same thing bout the government wasting “our” tax dollars on preparing for alien invasions?? cause you believe there is no such thing and believe we are alone in this universe? then we really need to be spending “our” tax dollars on the ignorance in this country… believe that anything is possible. kudos to cdc. cdc.gov

  • colin gubbins was born in tokyo in 1896, where his linguist father was serving with the foreign office. when world war i began, he was on vacation from royal military academy woolwich, studying german in heidelberg. due to be interred as an enemy alien if caught, gubbins’s escape makes interesting reading in lett’s account. cia.gov

  • for longley, pain has been a constant since her ulcerative colitis developed. she experiences pain to some degree every day. “i’m a pretty calm person, and don’t want to freak people out when i say that i’m in intense pain. so i always joke and say, ‘it’s like i’m giving birth to the alien baby,’ in reference to that famous scene in [the horror movie] alien,” she says. everydayhealth.com

  • weaver attended stanford university and the yale school of drama before making her film debut in annie hall (1977). her first lead role in alien (1979) skyrocketed her to fame and earned her the first of three academy award nominations. other films of this versatile actress include three alien sequels—aliens (1986), alien 3 (1992), and alien resurrection (1997)—the comedies ghostbusters (1984), dave (1993), galaxy quest (1999), and more serious fare, such as gorillas in the mist (1988), death and the maiden (1994), the ice storm (1997), and a map of the world (1999). factmonster.com

  • unaccompanied alien children entering orr custody come from many cultures, practices, languages, and beliefs. care providers must have the cultural awareness and systems in place to support the cultural identity and needs of each unaccompanied alien child. additionally, care providers must make every effort possible to provide comprehensive services and literature in the native language of each unaccompanied alien child; provide on-site staff or interpreters as needed; and allow unaccompanied alien children to communicate in their preferred language when they choose. care providers must also provide opportunities for unaccompanied alien children to observe and practice their spiritual or religious beliefs. hhs.gov

  • believe it or not, ripley's back. yes, she sacrificed herself in the last installment of the alien series to save humanity. but that was 200 years ago. in alien resurrection, scientists have cloned ripley with human and alien dna to free the queen alien who's been hibernating in her chest cavity. the queen alien breeds onboard the auriga, and her brood wreaks havoc with the humans on the ship. this is not at all what the scientists had planned for the creatures. when another ship, the betty, docks with the auriga, a young pixy robot, annalee call (ryder), emerges and joins forces with ripley and do battle against the aliens. though annalee can't match ripley's strength or impertinence, the pair emanate heat. the energy, goop and wit of the alien series continues to intensify. bring on number five. infoplease.com

  • the fellowship for alien detection db76703 10 hours 5 minutes by kevin emerson read by theresa conkin teens haley and dodger win the first annual fellowship for alien detection to conduct research supporting the idea of extraterrestrial visitation. they decide to investigate several cases of missing people who may have been abducted by aliens. for grades 5-8 and older readers. 2013. loc.gov

  • "the very first one that bill and i painted separately we didn't like. the instructor drew a squiggle on the canvas, and he said, 'turn this into something.' bill's turned into a duck, and mine turned into an alien," mariann says. "well, i hung them up in the hallway. and bill said, 'that is so weird.' but it was a great memory, and it shows us how far we've come." mayoclinic.org

  • alien hand syndrome: the feeling that one's hand is possessed by a force outside of one's control. the syndrome typically arises after trauma to the brain, after brain surgery or after a stroke or an infection of the brain. a person with the alien hand syndrome can feel sensation in the affected hand but thinks that the hand is not part of their body and that they have no control over its movement, that it belongs to an alien. medicinenet.com

  • because i was so far along in my pregnancy, they didn't want to do surgery yet, but they did want me to do three rounds of chemotherapy. i didn't even realize you could do that, but my doctor said they had 20 years of research showing it was safe for the baby. by my ninth month i was bald—i looked like an alien experiment gone wrong—but i made it to 40 weeks, which was amazing. they induced labor, and 24 hours later i gave birth to a perfectly healthy little boy. medlineplus.gov

  • "if the alien is prevented from working or attending school, and must rely on public benefits for the duration of the covid-19 outbreak and recovery phase, the alien can provide an explanation and relevant supporting documentation," the uscis stated. "to the extent relevant and credible, uscis will take all such evidence into consideration in the totality of the alien's circumstances." medpagetoday.com

  • people with corticobasal ganglionic degeneration have stiff muscles that affect one side of the body more than the other. as the disorder progresses, moving their limbs becomes increasingly difficult. coordination and balance are poor, muscle twitch, and swallowing becomes difficult. thinking is impaired, and people have difficulty finding, saying, and understanding words. many people lose control of one hand (on the more affected side)—called alien hand syndrome. the hand may move on its own. for example, it may spontaneously open or make a fist. merckmanuals.com