American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An inhabitant; a resident: denizens of Monte Carlo.
- n. One that frequents a particular place: a bar and its denizens.
- n. Ecology An animal or a plant naturalized in a region.
- n. Chiefly British A foreigner who is granted rights of residence and sometimes of citizenship.
- v. Chiefly British To make a denizen of; grant rights of residence to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Within the city franchise; having acquired certain rights or privileges of citizenship.
- n. A stranger admitted to residence and certain rights in a foreign country; in English law, an alien admitted to citizenship by the sovereign's letters patent, but ineligible to any public office. The word has a similar meaning in South Carolina.
- n. A citizen; a dweller; an inhabitant.
- To make a denizen; admit to residence with certain rights and privileges; endenizen.
- n. In botany, a plant suspected to be of foreign origin, though behaving as if indigenous.
- n. An inhabitant of a place; one who dwells in.
- n. One who frequents a place.
- n. obsolete A person with rights between those of naturalized citizen and resident alien (roughly permanent resident), obtained through letters patent.
- n. biology Used to describe the range or habitat of an animal or plant.
- v. transitive, UK To grant rights of citizenship to; to naturalize.
- v. transitive To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dweller; an inhabitant.
- n. 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.
- n. One admitted to residence in a foreign country.
- v. To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges.
- v. To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.
- n. a person who inhabits a particular place
- n. a plant or animal naturalized in a region
- From Middle English denisein, from Anglo-Norman denzein, from deinz ("within"), from Late Latin deintus ("from within") (French dedans). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English denisein, from Anglo-Norman denzein, from deinz, within, from Late Latin deintus, from within; see dedans. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term denizen literally means 'citizen of the world,'" said Ross Klein, global head of Hilton's Luxury & Lifestyle Brands division.”
“The term denizen literally means 'citizen of the world,'" Klein said in a statement.”
“Denizen Hotels website remains fairly vague - lots of flash and plenty of sleek, chic introductions to the Denizen concept - here's what we know so far: the brand will be aimed at the "globally conscious modern traveler," with the word denizen meant to be interpreted as "citizen of the world.”
“He thanked Allen for the “chance to show that I’m a whole human being, something more than a long-term denizen of the dugout.””
“As used in this place (hamsaya) has exactly the force of our word denizen ... it is a point of honor for every man to protect his Humsauyehs ... one of the few quarrels I have heard of among the Dooraunees, originated in an injury offered to a Humsauyeh.”
“Fontevrault, but the bonds uniting the English nunneries to the mother-house were gradually loosened until from alien they became denizen, that is to say, practically independent.”
“Downey has called the denizen of 221B Baker Street an early superhero.”
“So if you used "denizen" to talk about the cat lying on your sofa, you'd get all sorts of overtones, archaic, high-falutin', whatever.”
“He lived six weeks as a "denizen" of the East End ghetto of London, England, in the summer of 1902 and wrote a stinging book-length exposé, The People of the Abyss, on the poverty and hopelessness he observed there at the time of the sumptuous coronation of King Edward VII.”
“Oh, here's one -- everything that lives in a forest is called a 'denizen' of the forest -- let's call our children 'Little Denizens,'" cried Norma.”
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