What does the word denizen mean?

Usage examples for denizen

  1. With some difficulty I was permitted to reach my much admired steed, and with a cheer, which was sustained and caught up by every denizen of the village as I passed through, I rode on my way, not a little amused at my equivocal popularity. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  2. Yes; there was the only real change: Amabel, gazing at her, somewhat as a nun gazes from behind convent gratings at some bright denizen of the outer world, felt it more and more. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  3. He is, first of all, a spirit, belonging to the spiritual world, and only secondarily and temporarily a denizen of earth. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting