Definitions for strangestreɪndʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
strangestreɪndʒ(adj.; adv.)strang•er, strang•est
(adj.)exciting curiosity or wonder; odd:
a strange remark to make.
felt strange in the foreign city.
being outside of one's experience; unfamiliar; foreign:
moving to a strange place.
I'm strange to his ways.
(adv.)in a strange manner.
Origin of strange:
1250–1300; ME < OF estrange < L extrāneus; see extraneous
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"
not known before
"used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
unusual and surprising, and often confusing or frightening
The way she reacted was strange.; strange sounds coming from the woods; That's strange - the car is gone.
new to you; = unfamiliar
alone in a strange place
To be estranged or alienated.
Not normal; odd, unusual, surprising, out of the ordinary.
He thought it strange that his girlfriend wore shorts in the winter.
Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.
I moved to a strange town when I was ten.
Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.
Origin: from estrange, from extraneus, "that which is on the outside". Displaced native fremd, frempt (from fremede).
belonging to another country; foreign
of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining to one's self; not domestic
not before known, heard, or seen; new
not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual; irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer
reserved; distant in deportment
not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced
to alienate; to estrange
to be estranged or alienated
to wonder; to be astonished
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strange' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1649
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'strange' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1560
Rank popularity for the word 'strange' in Adjectives Frequency: #184
Translations for strange
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not known, seen etc before; unfamiliar or foreign
What would you do if you found a strange man in your house?; Whenever you're in a strange country, you should take the opportunity of learning the language.
- vreemd, onbekendAfrikaans
- estranhoPortuguese (BR)
- ξένος, άγνωστοςGreek
- nepoznat, stranCroatian
- ókunnugur, framandiIcelandic
- sconosciuto; stranieroItalian
- svetimas, nepažįstamasLithuanian
- svešs; nepazīstamsLatvian
- fremmed, ukjentNorwegian
- necunoscut; străinRomanian
- cudzí, neznámySlovak
- 陌生的Chinese (Trad.)
- чужий; незнайомийUkrainian
- xa lạVietnamese
- 陌生的Chinese (Simp.)
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