citizen Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “citizen” - Learner’s Dictionary

citizen

noun [C]     /ˈsɪtɪzən/
CITY
B2 someone who lives in a particular town or city: the citizens of BerlinTowns, cities and villages (general)People who live or settle somewhere
COUNTRY
B2 someone who has a legal right to live in a particular country: My husband became a British citizen in 1984. →  See also senior citizen Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesPeople who live or settle somewhereNationalities
(Definition of citizen from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “citizen”

cn u txt?
cn u txt?
by ,
June 28, 2016
by Colin McIntosh The advent of social media has seen a huge increase in the use of informal abbreviations, many recently added to the Cambridge Dictionary. We have always had abbreviations, of course. Well-known examples include IOU (for “I owe you”), used to give an informal written guarantee that you will pay back a sum of

Read More 

Word of the Day

frenemy

a person who pretends to be your friend but is in fact an enemy

Word of the Day

creeping obesity noun
creeping obesity noun
June 27, 2016
obesity which results from incremental weight gain over a number of years More than just a holiday glow: Experts reveal taking a vacation can actually save your LIFE (but there is still a risk of ‘creeping obesity’)

Read More