Subject: Aliens

Non-human beings, esp. from other worlds.

Word Definition
alien n. (1820) an (intelligent) being from a location other than one’s own, esp. such a being that is not from Earth
alien adj. (1919) of or pertaining to an (intelligent) being or beings from another planet; that derives from another world
alien life form n. (1937) = alien n.
ant-man n. (1901) an alien being that resembles an ant in humanoid form
avian n. (1948) a bird-like alien
avian adj. (1931) (of an alien) bird-like
big dumb object n. (1981) a large, mysterious, alien-made artifact encountered in space or on another world
bug-eyed monster n. (1939) a monstrous alien with bulging eyes, esp. as a stereotype
clone n. (1970) any member of a hypothetical population of artificially produced, identical people, aliens, etc. Also: a duplicate of a living person
dalek n. (1963) in the British television series Doctor Who: a member of a race of aggressive alien mutants in mobile armoured casings
eetee n. (1953) = ET n.
ET n. (1939) = alien n.
extraterrestrial n. (1939) a creature not from Earth
humanoid n. (1940) a non-human being that has a human-like bodily form
humanoid adj. (1940) esp. of a robot or alien: having a humanoid form; of or relating to humanoids
inhuman adj. (1930) not human; alien
insectoid n. (1937) an insect-like alien
insectoid adj. (1950) (esp. of an alien) insect-like
Klingon n. (1968) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a member of a humanoid alien race; (also) the language of this race, now widely studied as an artificial language
little green man n. (1907) a stereotypical inhabitant of outer space; an person of peculiar appearance
non-human n. (1927) a non-human creature or organism, such as an animal, an alien, or a supernatural being; = unhuman n.
non-human adj. (1930) = alien n.
nonhumanoid n. (1954) an alien with a non-human bodily form
nonhumanoid adj. (1947) not having a human or human-like bodily form
offworlder n. (1957) a person or being from another planet; an alien
pod person adj. (1956) an alien, a monster; a person considered to be conformist, unoriginal, or emotionless; one who lacks personality or individuality
Romulan n. (1966) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a member of a humanoid alien race
sapient n. (1960) an intelligent alien
sapient adj. (1935) of an alien or machine: intelligent; having human-like intelligence
saucerman n. (1950) a being imagined to travel in a flying saucer; = alien n.
space alien n. (1936) = alien n.
time lord n. (1969) in the British television series Doctor Who: one of a race of humanoid aliens from the planet Gallifrey who are able to control time-travel technology
tribble n. (1967) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a species of small, furry, featureless aliens
triffid n. (1951) in John Wyndham’s novel The Day of the Triffids: one of a race of malevolent alien plants which threaten to overrun the world
unhuman n. (1944) an intelligent nonhuman entity; alien n.; cf. non-human n.
Vulcan n. (1966) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a member of a humanoid alien race, characterized by strictly logical and rational thinking and the suppression of normal human emotions; (hence) a person regarded as having similar characteristics
Wookiee n. (1974) in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: (a member of) a race of tall, hairy, humanoid aliens
xeno- prefix (1962) (used to form words indicating that the base element is or relates to an alien)
xenoanthropology n. (1966) the study of alien cultures
xenocidal adj. (1979) of, pertaining to, or involving xenocide n.
xenocide n. (1973) the killing or attempted killing of an entire alien species; the killing of an individual alien; (also) a person who commits this act
xenolinguist n. (1955) one who studies alien languages
xenology n. (1954) the scientific study of aliens, esp. xenobiology n.
xenopsychologist n. (1980) an expert in xenopsychology n.
xenopsychology n. (1972) the psychology of alien races