The definition of a denizen is a person who inhabits or is a resident of a particular place, or a plant or animal that has become naturalized.noun
- When someone lives in a particular town, he is an example of a denizen of that town.
- When a bird becomes naturalized to a certain geographic area, this is an example of the bird being a denizen.
- an inhabitant or occupant
- a frequenter of a particular place
- Brit. an alien granted specified rights of citizenship
- an animal, plant, foreign word, etc. that has become naturalized
Origin: ME denisein < Anglo-Fr deinzein < OFr, native inhabitant < denz, within < LL de-intus < L de intus, from within
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- An inhabitant; a resident: denizens of Monte Carlo.
- One that frequents a particular place: a bar and its denizens.
- Ecology An animal or a plant naturalized in a region.
- Chiefly British A foreigner who is granted rights of residence and sometimes of citizenship.
Origin: Middle English denisein, from Anglo-Norman denzein, from deinz, within, from Late Latin deintus, from within; see dedans .
- denˌi·zen·aˈtion noun
denizen - Computer Definition
An inhabitant of a particular place. A "denizen of the Internet" is a person who frequently uses the Web or other Internet facilities.
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