Alien vs Us - What's the difference?

alien | us |

As a verb alien

is .

As a noun us is




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



    (wikipedia us)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (English Pronouns)
  • (personal) me and at least one other person; the objective case of we .
  • (colloquial) me
  • Give us a look at your paper.
    Give us your wallet!
    * 1611 — 1:1 *: Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us ...
    See also
    * we * our * ours


    (en determiner)
  • The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
  • It's not good enough for us teachers.
    See also
    * we

    Etymology 2

    Derived from the similarity between the letter u and the Greek letter .


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    Etymology 3



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