denizens

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Denizen \Den"i*zen\ (d[e^]n"[i^]*z'n), noun [OF. denzein, deinzein, prop., one living (a city or country); opposed to forain foreign, and fr. denz within, F. dans, fr. L. de intus, prop., from within, intus being from in in. See {In}, and cf. {Foreign}.]

1. A dweller; an inhabitant. "Denizens of air." --Pope.

Denizens of their own free, independent state. --Sir W. Scott.

2. 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.

3. One admitted to residence in a foreign country.

Ye gods, Natives, or denizens, of blest abodes. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Denizen \Den"i*zen\, verb (used with an object)

1. To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges.

As soon as denizened, they domineer. --Dryden.

2. To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.

There [islets] were at once denizened by various weeds. --J. D. Hooker.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

denizen

noun

1: a person who inhabits a particular place [syn: {inhabitant}, {habitant}, {dweller}, {denizen}, {indweller}]

2: a plant or animal naturalized in a region; "denizens of field and forest"; "denizens of the deep"


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