extraterrestrial
extraterrestrial ex`tra*ter*res"tri*al ([e^]ks`tr[.a]*t[e^]r`r[e^]s"tr[i^]*al), adj. originating or located or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere; as, there is no clear evidence for extraterrestrial life. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • extraterrestrial — ([e^]ks tr[.a]*t[e^]r r[e^]s tr[i^]*al), n. a hypothetical form of life existing outside the Earth or its atmosphere, especially intelligent life on other planets or in other solar systems; as, what would you say to an extraterrestrial?. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Extraterrestrial — (or Extra terrestrial) may refer to any object or being beyond () the planet Earth (terrestrial). It is derived from the Latin extra ( outside , outwards ) and terrestris ( earthly , of or relating to the Earth ). It may refer… …   Wikipedia

  • extraterrestrial — [eks΄trətə res′trē əl] adj. existing, taking place, or coming from outside the limits of the earth n. an extraterrestrial being, as in science fiction …   English World dictionary

  • extraterrestrial — also extra terrestrial, 1812 (adj.), 1956 (n.), from EXTRA (Cf. extra ) + TERRESTRIAL (Cf. terrestrial) …   Etymology dictionary

  • extraterrestrial — [n] alien E.T.*, little green man*, Martian, men from outer space*, space being, space inhabitant; concept 423 …   New thesaurus

  • extraterrestrial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or from outside the earth or its atmosphere. ► NOUN ▪ a hypothetical or fictional being from outer space …   English terms dictionary

  • extraterrestrial — [[t]e̱kstrətɪre̱striəl[/t]] extraterrestrials also extra terrestrial 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Extraterrestrial means happening, existing, or coming from somewhere beyond the planet Earth. [FORMAL] NASA has started a 10 year search for extraterrestrial… …   English dictionary

  • extraterrestrial — I. adjective Date: 1848 originating, existing, or occurring outside the earth or its atmosphere < extraterrestrial life > II. noun Date: 1950 an extraterrestrial being …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extraterrestrial — I UK [ˌekstrətəˈrestrɪəl] / US adjective relating to things that exist on planets other than Earth II UK [ˌekstrətəˈrestrɪəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms extraterrestrial : singular extraterrestrial plural extraterrestrials a living being… …   English dictionary

  • extraterrestrial — extraterrestrially, adv. /ek streuh teuh res tree euhl/, adj. 1. outside, or originating outside, the limits of the earth. n. 2. an extraterrestrial being: a science fiction novel about extraterrestrials conquering the earth. [1865 70; EXTRA +… …   Universalium

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