• WordNet 3.6
    • n denizen a plant or animal naturalized in a region "denizens of field and forest","denizens of the deep"
    • n denizen a person who inhabits a particular place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Denizen A dweller; an inhabitant. "Denizens of air.""Denizens of their own free, independent state."
    • Denizen One admitted to residence in a foreign country. "Ye gods,
      Natives, or denizens , of blest abodes."
    • Denizen 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.
    • Denizen To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges. "As soon as denizened , they domineer."
    • Denizen To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants. "There [islets] were at once denizened by various weeds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • denizen Within the city franchise; having acquired certain rights or privileges of citizenship.
    • n denizen A stranger admitted to residence and certain rights in a foreign country; in English law, an alien admitted to citizenship by the sovereign's letters patent, but ineligible to any public office. The word has a similar meaning in South Carolina.
    • n denizen A citizen; a dweller; an inhabitant.
    • denizen To make a denizen; admit to residence with certain rights and privileges; endenizen.
    • n denizen In botany, a plant suspected to be of foreign origin, though behaving as if indigenous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Denizen den′i-zn an inhabitant (human or animal): one admitted to the rights of a citizen
    • v.t Denizen to make a denizen of: to provide with occupants
    • v.i Denizen to inhabit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

Yes, all her life's denizens had vanished.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Was it possible that the other denizen of the sooty flue could be Captain de Banyan?
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
It must be a good plant that has such a host of denizens.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Thou, in the Eternities and deepest Death-kingdoms, art not an alien; thou everywhere art a denizen!
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
The pack or trade rat is also a denizen of the Grand canyon.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Presently the denizens of the forest began their nocturnal activities.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
He was an aspirant to leadership among the tough hard-bitted denizens of the sunbaked desert.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
How much more real pleasure there is in studying the habits of the denizens of the woods and fields than there is in killing them!
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
To the denizen of the air all, save the want of oxygen, might appear divine.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
They also boast that none of their women may be found among the denizens of the red-light district.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch

In poetry:

The flocks along the riverside,
The cattle on the lea,
And every living denizen
Of earth and air and sea;
"Before A Statue Of Buddha" by John Lawson Stoddard
As I look on I am amazed
At this worlds denizens,
Just seeing what these dogs will do
To satisfy the flesh.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak
Snakes are Poor Denizens of Hell
Have come surreptitioning
Through the tall grass
To face the pool of clear frogs
"2nd Chorus Mexico City Blues" by Jack Kerouac
And yet the denizens you find
Residing here are wondrous kind,
And versed in many a tender word
By which the heart to love is stirred.
"Descriptive Voyage From New York To Aspinwall" by James Madison Bell
To poets' youthful hearts,
Even so the quivering April thoughts will fly,--
Those irised darts,
Those winged and tiny denizens of the sky.
"The Humming Birds" by Alfred Noyes
Oft shalt thou snuff the smoking venison,
Devour'd, alone, by hungry denizen.
So fresh, thou'lt long to tear it;
Though Flaccus tells a different tale
Of social souls who chose it stale,
Because their friends should share it.
"Ode To Dragon" by Hannah More

In news:

Consider what has been said about it and its denizens ever since.
Outside was a large and clean pool surrounded by pool denizens and other worshippers of the sun.
Denizens of the Hills have calf muscles the size of five-gallon pails.
Pretty much every historic neighborhood has some kind of website or newsletter (or both), detailing the history of the 'hood and notifying denizens about upcoming yard sales and kiddy parades.
Getting the hard-core denizens of the streets into housing is just the first step.
Now, to get even more information, scientists are trying to determine the complete genome sequences of all the bacterial denizens of a community.
Much of the agenda is routine or of interest primarily to denizens of Winkler County, but item 12 could have implications throughout West Texas.
The little blue heron , a denizen of southern swamps.
See how these deep-sea denizens make the most of their deep, dark home.
2 Arctic denizens under medical care in Nebraska.
Like humanity's original nomads , today's denizens of the open road must carry everything they need.
Enter a little information at Send a Call from Santa and your little one will get a from the North Pole denizen himself.
In 1969 he helped found the Circle Repertory Company, which in 1973 presented The Hot L Baltimore, Wilson's play about the denizens of a seedy hotel.
Set below the green tops of trees casting shadows across the grass, the annual Savor Idaho event pits Boise taste denizens in a battle against filling their stomachs too quickly.
The more electrophysiologist William Gilly learns about these mysterious denizens of the deep, the more they seem like an alien intelligence.

In science:

The detection of 3C273 by COS B should perhaps have alerted TeV observers to the possibility that AGN might be denizens of the TeV cosmic zoo.
Extragalactic Sources of TeV Gamma Rays: A Summary
CH3CONH2 , acetamine (Hollis et al. 2006), the largest interstellar molecule with a peptide bond (which is not the same as saying you should eat it; indeed we suspect that rather few of these ISM denizens are green in any Gore-ish sense, however many circles we may award them).
Astrophysics in 2006
The minority game was originally motivated by Brian Arthur’s El Farol problem.9,10 El Farol is a bar in Santa Fe, near the original site of the Santa Fe Institute, which in the old days was a popular hangout for SFI denizens.
Physicists attempt to scale the ivory towers of finance