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
* 1831 , John Marshall, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia , U.S. Government
- An alien born may purchase lands, or other estates: but not for his own use; for the king is thereupon entitled to them.
* 2004 , Wesley Campbell, Stephen Court, Be a hero: the battle for mercy and social justice , Destiny Image Publishers, page 74
- 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.
Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.
One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged.
* Bible, Ephes. ii. 12
- Aliens are aliens because of persecution or war or hardship or famine.
- Aliens from the common wealth of Israel.
* See also
Pertaining to an alien.
Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign.
Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.
- alien subjects, enemies, property, or shores
- principles alien to our religion
- An alien sound of melancholy.
To estrange; to alienate.
(legal) To transfer the ownership of something.
At a distance; disconnected.
Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
- A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
- After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.
- There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.
- 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* (emotionally detached ): aloof, dispassionate, distant, removed, withdrawn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
* remote control
* remote surgery
Short for remote control.
(broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
- I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote .
* (remote control) clicker
(computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.