Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person from a foreign country; a foreigner.
  • n. A stranger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A foreigner or alien.
  • n. A stranger or outsider.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A foreigner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A foreigner; a person who is not a native.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

Etymologies

outland + -er. In certain uses, influenced by or a calque of the Afrikaans term uitlander. Also cognate with German Ausländer. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I seem to recall outlander saying, either here or on TDP, somethng about Giffords' funding "drying up" -- Weiss can't even dream of having such a dry level of support.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Which means that, should Keyes run again, God forbid, while we may correctly criticize him as a fanatic, a loose cannon and a demagogue, we should give the whole "outlander" bit a rest.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • These days the capital city boasted plenty of every kind of outlander imaginable.

    Water Sleeps

  • * The Icelandic word for foreigner, * "útlendingur" *, translates literally to "outlander"

    The Iceland Weather Report

  • Waltersdorf, 83, describes himself as the "outlander," having been born and raised in Washington, Pa.

    The Herald-Mail Online

  • Graham, although an outlander, knew his California, and, while every girl of the swimming suits was gowned for dinner, was not surprised to find no man similarly accoutered.

    CHAPTER X

  • His theory is that they are from some small old-country or outlander ship, which, hove to on the opposite tack to the

    CHAPTER XXXVI

  • A newly minted real estate man with modernist dreams of upper-class enclaves for even more freshly minted wealthy Brooklynites, an outlander in a peculiarly tight-knit community that could easily, and often did, trace its lineage to the first settlements, Alvord was precisely the type of carpetbagging speculator Bergen feared would set his sights on rural Kings County.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • So we have the potential of an outlander becoming Master and that's very hard on the demense.

    Chalice by Robin McKinley

  • In any other season, the commonfolk might bite their tongues if an outlander came near.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

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