Novel vs Alien - What's the difference?

novel | alien |

As verbs the difference between novel and alien

is that novel is to increase (to make larger) while alien is .



(wikipedia novel)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


(en adjective)
  • new, original, especially in an interesting way
  • Usage notes
    * Said of ideas, ways, etc.
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    In various senses from (etyl) novelle or (etyl) novella, both from (etyl) novella, a singular noun use of the neuter plural of novellus, from . Some senses came to English directly from the Latin. (etystub)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A novelty; something new.
  • *, II.2.4:
  • merry talessuch as the old woman told of Psyche in Apuleius, Boccace novels , and the rest, quarum auditione pueri delectantur, senes narratione , which some delight to hear, some to tell, all are well pleased with.
  • A work of prose fiction, longer than a short story.
  • (classical studies, historical) A new legal constitution in ancient Rome.
  • Derived terms
    * novelisation, novelization * novelist



    Alternative forms

    * alyaunte


    (en noun)
  • A person, animal, plant, or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.
  • A foreigner residing in a country.
  • * 1773 , William Blackstone, Commentaries on the laws of England: in four books, Volume 1 (Fifth Edition) , page 372
  • An alien born may purchase lands, or other estates: but not for his own use; for the king is thereupon entitled to them.
  • * 1831 , John Marshall, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia , U.S. Government
  • The counsel have shown conclusively that they are not a state of the union, and have insisted that individually they are aliens , not owing allegiance to the United States.
  • * 2004 , Wesley Campbell, Stephen Court, Be a hero: the battle for mercy and social justice , Destiny Image Publishers, page 74
  • Aliens are aliens because of persecution or war or hardship or famine.
  • Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.
  • One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged.
  • * Bible, Ephes. ii. 12
  • Aliens from the common wealth of Israel.


    * * See also


    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to an alien.
  • Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign.
  • alien subjects, enemies, property, or shores
  • Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.
  • principles alien to our religion
  • * Wordsworth
  • An alien sound of melancholy.


    (en verb)
  • To estrange; to alienate.
  • (legal) To transfer the ownership of something.
  • Alternative forms

    * aliene