Definitions for strangestreɪndʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

strangestreɪndʒ(adj.; adv.)strang•er, strang•est

  1. (adj.)exciting curiosity or wonder; odd:

    a strange remark to make.

  2. estranged; alienated:

    felt strange in the foreign city.

  3. being outside of one's experience; unfamiliar; foreign:

    moving to a strange place.

  4. unaccustomed; inexperienced:

    I'm strange to his ways.

  5. reserved; aloof.

  6. (adv.)in a strange manner.

Origin of strange:

1250–1300; ME < OF estrange < L extrāneus; see extraneous

strange′ly(adv.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. strange(adjective)ɪndʒ

    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.

  2. strangeɪndʒ

    new to you; = unfamiliar

    alone in a strange place

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.

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


Translations for strange

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

strange(adjective)

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.

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