Alien vs Remote - What's the difference?

alien | remote |

As verbs the difference between alien and remote

is that alien is while remote is (computing) to connect to a computer from a remote location.

As an adjective remote is

at a distance; disconnected.

As a noun remote is

short for remote control.



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




  • At a distance; disconnected.
  • A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
  • Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
  • After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.
  • Unlikely.
  • There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.
  • Emotionally detached.
  • After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.


    * (at a distance ): disconnected, hands-free, wireless * (distant or otherwise inaccessible ): far, hidden, outlying * (unlikely ): abysmal, faint, improbable, poor * (emotionally detached ): aloof, dispassionate, distant, removed, withdrawn


    * (at a distance ): attached, connected, contiguous, direct * (distant or otherwise inaccessible ): close, near, proximate * (unlikely ): likely, probable, reasonable, sure * (emotionally detached ): companionable, intimate, involved, passionate

    Derived terms

    * remote control * remoteness * remote surgery


    (en noun)
  • Short for remote control.
  • I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote .
  • (broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
  • Synonyms

    * (remote control) clicker


  • (computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.
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  • Anagrams

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