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Meaning of STRANGE

Pronunciation:  streynj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not at ease or comfortable; "felt strange among so many important people"
  2. [adj]  not known before; "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"
  3. [adj]  being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
  4. [adj]  being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "moved to a strange country"

STRANGE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: alien, antic, crazy, curious, eerie, eery, exotic, fantastic, fantastical, foreign, freaky, funny, gothic, grotesque, odd, oddish, other, peculiar, quaint, queer, rum, rummy, singular, uneasy, unfamiliar, unknown, unusual, weird
 Antonyms: familiar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Strange\, a. [Compar. {Stranger}; superl. {Strangest}.]
    [OE. estrange, F. ['e]trange, fr. L. extraneus that is
    without, external, foreign, fr. extra on the outside. See
    {Extra}, and cf. {Estrange}, {Extraneous}.]
    1. Belonging to another country; foreign. ``To seek strange
       strands.'' --Chaucer.
             One of the strange queen's lords.     --Shak.
             I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers
             tongues.                              --Ascham.
    2. Of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining
       to one's self; not domestic.
             So she, impatient her own faults to see, Turns from
             herself, and in strange things delights. --Sir J.
    3. Not before known, heard, or seen; new.
             Here is the hand and seal of the duke; you know the
             character, I doubt not; and the signet is not
             strange to you.                       --Shak.
    4. Not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual;
       irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer. ``He is sick
       of a strange fever.'' --Shak.
             Sated at length, erelong I might perceive Strange
             alteration in me.                     --Milton.
    5. Reserved; distant in deportment. --Shak.
             She may be strange and shy at first, but will soon
             learn to love thee.                   --Hawthorne.
    6. Backward; slow. [Obs.]
             Who, loving the effect, would not be strange In
             favoring the cause.                   --Beau. & Fl.
    7. Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.
             In thy fortunes am unlearned and strange. --Shak.
    Note: Strange is often used as an exclamation.
                Strange! what extremes should thus preserve the
                snow High on the Alps, or in deep caves below.
    {Strange sail} (Naut.), an unknown vessel.
    {Strange woman} (Script.), a harlot. --Prov. v. 3.
    {To make it strange}.
       (a) To assume ignorance, suspicion, or alarm, concerning
           it. --Shak.
       (b) To make it a matter of difficulty. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    {To make strange}, {To make one's self strange}.
       (a) To profess ignorance or astonishment.
       (b) To assume the character of a stranger. --Gen. xlii. 7.
    Syn: Foreign; new; outlandish; wonderful; astonishing;
         marvelous; unusual; odd; uncommon; irregular; queer;
  2. \Strange\, adv.
    Strangely. [Obs.]
          Most strange, but yet most truly, will I speak. --Shak.
  3. \Strange\, v. t.
    To alienate; to estrange. [Obs.]
  4. \Strange\, v. i.
    1. To be estranged or alienated. [Obs.]
    2. To wonder; to be astonished. [Obs.] --Glanvill.