Definitions for: Denizen


[n] a plant or animal naturalized in a region; "denizens of field and forest"; "denizens of the deep"
[n] a person who inhabits a particular place



Webster (1913) Definition: Den"i*zen (d[e^]n"[i^]*z'n), n. [OF. denzein,
deinzein, prop., one living (a city or country); opposed to
forain foreign, and fr. denz within, F. dans, fr. L. de
intus, prop., from within, intus being from in in. See In,
and cf. Foreign.]
1. A dweller; an inhabitant. ``Denizens of air.'' --Pope.

Denizens of their own free, independent state. --Sir
W. Scott.

2. One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the
rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by
birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.

3. One admitted to residence in a foreign country.

Ye gods, Natives, or denizens, of blest abodes.
--Dryden.


Den"i*zen, v. t.
1. To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with
certain rights and privileges.

As soon as denizened, they domineer. --Dryden.

2. To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or
naturalized occupants.

There [islets] were at once denizened by various
weeds. --J. D.
Hooker.

Synonyms: dweller, inhabitant

See Also: Alsatian, American, Aussie, Australian, Austronesian, being, borderer, cottage dweller, cottager, earthling, earthman, easterner, human, individual, island-dweller, islander, Kiwi, landlubber, landman, landsman, liver, marcher, mortal, New Zealander, Northerner, Occidental, occupant, occupier, organism, person, Philistine, plainsman, resident, somebody, someone, soul, tellurian, Trinidadian, villager, westerner

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