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EXILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exile mean? 

EXILE (noun)
  The noun EXILE has 3 senses:

1. voluntarily absent from home or country
2. expelled from home or country by authority
3. the act of expelling a person from their native land

  Familiarity information: EXILE used as a noun is uncommon.


EXILE (verb)
  The verb EXILE has 1 sense:

1. expel from a country

  Familiarity information: EXILE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXILE (noun)


Sense 1exile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Voluntarily absent from home or country

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

exile; expatriate

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

absentee (one that is absent or not in residence)

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

refugee (an exile who flees for safety)

remittance man (an exile living on money sent from home)


Sense 2exile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expelled from home or country by authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

deportee; exile

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

alien; foreigner; noncitizen; outlander (a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country)


Sense 3exile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of expelling a person from their native land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deportation; expatriation; exile; transportation

Context examples:

men in exile dream of hope / his deportation to a penal colony / the expatriation of wealthy farmers / the sentence was one of transportation for life

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

banishment; proscription (rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone)

Instance hyponyms:

Babylonian Captivity (the deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC)


EXILE (verb)


Sense 1exile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expel from a country

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

exile; expatriate; deport

Context example:

The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions

Hypernyms (to "exile" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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