Difference between Alien and Foreign

What is the difference between Alien and Foreign?

Alien as an adjective is pertaining to an alien. while Foreign as an adjective is from a different country.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Pertaining to an alien. Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: 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. Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To estrange; to alienate.

Example sentence: Some people say I've got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous. That would mean I'd sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in 'The Fifth Element.' And I'm nothing like that blue alien. I've got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: From a different country.Belonging to a different culture.Of an object, etc, in a place where it does not belong.From a different one of the states of the United States, as of a state of residence or incorporation.

Example sentence: When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.

We hope you now know whether to use Alien or Foreign in your sentence.

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