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 Dictionary entry overview: What does denizen mean? 

DENIZEN (noun)
  The noun DENIZEN has 2 senses:

1. a person who inhabits a particular place
2. a plant or animal naturalized in a region

  Familiarity information: DENIZEN used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DENIZEN (noun)

Sense 1denizen [BACK TO TOP]


A person who inhabits a particular place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


denizen; dweller; habitant; inhabitant; indweller

Hypernyms ("denizen" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "denizen"):

Asian; Asiatic (a native or inhabitant of Asia)

liver (someone who lives in a place)

marcher (an inhabitant of a border district)

Nazarene (an inhabitant of Nazareth)

Northerner (an inhabitant of the North)

Numidian (an inhabitant of ancient Numidia)

Occidental (a native inhabitant of the Occident)

Philistine (a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC)

Phrygian (a native or inhabitant of Phrygia)

plainsman (an inhabitant of a plains region (especially the Great Plains of North America))

occupant; occupier; resident (someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there)

earthling; earthman; tellurian; worldling (an inhabitant of the earth)

Trinidadian (inhabitant or native of Trinidad)

villager (one who has lived in a village most of their life)

Latin (an inhabitant of ancient Latium)

landlubber; landman; landsman (a person who lives and works on land)

European (a native or inhabitant of Europe)

Aussie; Australian (a native or inhabitant of Australia)

Austronesian (a native or inhabitant of Austronesia)

Kiwi; New Zealander (a native or inhabitant of New Zealand)

American (a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country)

American (a native or inhabitant of the United States)

Alsatian (a native or inhabitant of Alsace)

borderer (an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England))

cottage dweller; cottager (someone who lives in a cottage)

easterner (an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.)

Galilaean; Galilean (an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ))

Hittite (a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC)

island-dweller; islander (an inhabitant of an island)

westerner (an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.)

Sense 2denizen [BACK TO TOP]


A plant or animal naturalized in a region

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Context examples:

denizens of field and forest / denizens of the deep

Hypernyms ("denizen" is a kind of...):

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

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