1 non-citizen

During the war, he was imprisoned as an enemy alien.

illegal, undocumented (AmE)

Illegal aliens are usually deported to their country of origin.

criminal (AmE)

The provisions would broaden the government's ability to deport aliens.

apprehend, arrest, detain (all esp. AmE)
hire (esp. AmE)

It is illegal for employers to hire aliens not authorized for employment. (AmE)

2 creature from another planet

Do you genuinely believe that space aliens have landed on our planet?


Few movies represent intelligent aliens as physically different from humans.

abduct, kidnap

He was convinced that he'd been abducted by aliens.


In the movie aliens invade Earth.

be, feel, seem
find sth

It was an act of violence that she found alien and shocking.

so, very
completely, entirely, totally, utterly
quite, somewhat

What is it like to live in an essentially alien culture?


They spoke a language totally alien to him.

Alien is used with these nouns: ↑being, ↑concept, ↑creature, ↑culture, ↑encounter, ↑environment, ↑land, ↑menace, ↑monster, ↑planet, ↑presence, ↑race, ↑smuggling, ↑species, ↑territory, ↑world

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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