What does strange mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strange, unusual(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"

  2. strange, unknown(adj)

    not known before

    "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"

  3. foreign, strange(adj)

    relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"

Wiktionary

  1. strange(Verb)

    To be estranged or alienated.

  2. strange(Adjective)

    Not normal; odd, unusual, surprising, out of the ordinary.

    He thought it strange that his girlfriend wore shorts in the winter.

  3. strange(Adjective)

    Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.

    I moved to a strange town when I was ten.

  4. strange(Adjective)

    Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.

  5. Origin: from estrange, from extraneus, "that which is on the outside". Displaced native fremd, frempt (from fremede).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strange

    belonging to another country; foreign

  2. Strange

    of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining to one's self; not domestic

  3. Strange

    not before known, heard, or seen; new

  4. Strange

    not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual; irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer

  5. Strange

    reserved; distant in deportment

  6. Strange

    backward; slow

  7. Strange

    not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced

  8. Strange(adverb)

    strangely

  9. Strange(verb)

    to alienate; to estrange

  10. Strange(verb)

    to be estranged or alienated

  11. Strange(verb)

    to wonder; to be astonished

Freebase

  1. Strange

    Strange is a British television drama series, produced by the independent production company Big Bear Productions for the BBC, which aired on BBC One. It consists of a single one-hour pilot episode screened in March 2002, followed by a series of six one-hour episodes broadcast in the summer of 2003. The supernatural storyline involved a defrocked priest's mission to destroy demons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strange

    strānj, adj. foreign: belonging to another country: not formerly known, heard, or seen: not domestic: new: causing surprise or curiosity, marvellous: unusual, odd: estranged, reserved: unacquainted with, unversed: not lawfully belonging to one.—adv. Strange′ly.—ns. Strange′ness; Strān′ger, a foreigner: one from homed: one unknown or unacquainted: a guest or visitor: one not admitted to communion or fellowship: a popular premonition of the coming of a visitor by a bit of stalk in a cup of tea, guttering in a candle, &c.—Strange woman, a whore. [O. Fr. estrange (Fr. étrange)—L. extraneusextra, beyond.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strange' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1649

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strange' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1560

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strange' in Adjectives Frequency: #184

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strange in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robin Morgan:

    Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange.

  2. Thomas Hardy:

    Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.

  3. Brigham Young:

    Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live forever Is it less strange, that thou shouldst live at all This is a miracle and that no more.

  4. Jadwiga Olszewska:

    Someone shouted: 'Drop to the ground' and I dropped, but suddenly I felt strange warmth and pain. My arm was lying on my belly in a strange position and I had a wound in my belly, i thought I was dying.

  5. Erich Fromm:

    We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

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