a person with whom one has had no personal acquaintance:
He is a perfect stranger to me.
a newcomer in a place or locality:
a stranger in town.
They want no strangers in on the club meetings.
a person who is unacquainted with or unaccustomed to something (usually followed by to):
He is no stranger to poverty.
a person who is not a member of the family, group, community, or the like, as a visitor or guest:
Our town shows hospitality to strangers.
Law. one not privy or party to an act, proceeding, etc.
adjective, stranger, strangest.
unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer:
a strange remark to make.
estranged, alienated, etc., as a result of being out of one’s natural environment:
In Bombay I felt strange.
situated, belonging, or coming from outside of one’s own locality; foreign:
to move to a strange place; strange religions.
outside of one’s previous experience; hitherto unknown; unfamiliar:
strange faces; strange customs.
unaccustomed to or inexperienced in; unacquainted (usually followed by to):
I’m strange to this part of the job.
distant or reserved; shy.
in a strange manner.
French L’Étranger. a novel (1942) by Albert Camus.
any person whom one does not know
a person who is new to a particular locality, from another region, town, etc
a guest or visitor
(foll by to) a person who is unfamiliar (with) or new (to) something: he is no stranger to computers
(law) a person who is neither party nor privy to a transaction
odd, unusual, or extraordinary in appearance, effect, manner, etc; peculiar
not known, seen, or experienced before; unfamiliar: a strange land
not easily explained: a strange phenomenon
(usually foll by to) inexperienced (in) or unaccustomed (to): strange to a task
not of one’s own kind, locality, etc; alien; foreign
shy; distant; reserved
strange to say, it is unusual or surprising that
denoting a particular flavour of quark
denoting or relating to a hypothetical form of matter composed of such quarks: strange matter, a strange star
(not standard) in a strange manner
This word generally denotes a person from a foreign land residing in Palestine. Such persons enjoyed many privileges in common with the Jews, but still were separate from them. The relation of the Jews to strangers was regulated by special laws (Deut. 23:3; 24:14-21; 25:5; 26:10-13). A special signification is also sometimes attached to this word. In Gen. 23:4 it denotes one resident in a foreign land; Ex. 23:9, one who is not a Jew; Num. 3:10, one who is not of the family of Aaron; Ps. 69:8, an alien or an unknown person. The Jews were allowed to purchase strangers as slaves (Lev. 25:44, 45), and to take usury from them (Deut. 23:20).
noun 1. sexual assault by an assailant upon a person he or she does not know.
adjective, stranger, strangest. 1. unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make. 2. estranged, alienated, etc., as a result of being out of one’s natural environment: In Bombay I felt strange. 3. situated, belonging, or coming from outside of one’s own locality; foreign: to move to a strange place; strange religions. 4. […]
- Strange to say
Also, strangely enough. Surprisingly, curiously, unaccountably, as in Strange to say, all the boys in his class are six feet tall or taller, or I’ve never been to the circus, strangely enough. This idiom was first recorded in 1697 as strange to relate.
verb (used with object), strangled, strangling. 1. to kill by squeezing the throat in order to compress the windpipe and prevent the intake of air, as with the hands or a tightly drawn cord. 2. to kill by stopping the breath in any manner; choke; stifle; suffocate. 3. to prevent the continuance, growth, rise, or […]