denizen

noun den·i·zen \ ˈde-nə-zən \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of denizen

1 : inhabitant
  • denizens of the forest
2 government : a person admitted to residence in a foreign country; especially : an alien (see 2alien 2) admitted to rights of citizenship
3 : one that frequents a place
  • nightclub denizens

Examples of denizen in a Sentence

  1. one of those muscle-bound denizens of the gym

  2. the polar bear is an iconic denizen of the snowy Arctic

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Origin and Etymology of denizen

Middle English denizeine, from Anglo-French denisein, denzein inhabitant, inner part, inner, from denz within, from Late Latin deintus, from Latin de- + intus within — more at ent-


DENIZEN Defined for English Language Learners

denizen

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Definition of denizen for English Language Learners

  • : a person, animal, or plant that lives in or often is found in a particular place or region



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