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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. extraneus—extra, beyond.]
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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
The numerical value of strange in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of strange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange.
Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.
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.
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.
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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Translations for strange
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أَجْنَبِي, عَجِيب, غَرِيب, غريبArabic
- estranyCatalan, Valencian
- divný, zvláštní, neznámý, cizí, podivnýCzech
- underlig, mærkeligDanish
- komisch, fremd, ausländisch, verwunderlich, sonderbar, seltsamGerman
- παράξενος, περίεργος, παράδοξος, αλλόκοτοςGreek
- raro, desconocido, extrañoSpanish
- عجیب و غریب, عجیبPersian
- outo, ihmeellinen, kummallinen, tuntematon, vierasFinnish
- inconnu, étrange, étrangerFrench
- nuver, frjemde, nuvere, frjemdWestern Frisian
- ait, aisteach, éagsúlachIrish
- coimheach, annasach, neònachScottish Gaelic
- raro, estrañoGalician
- ismeretlen, különös, idegen, különleges, furcsaHungarian
- տարօրինակ, օտարArmenian
- 変, 奇妙, 奇妙なJapanese
- ចំឡែក, ប្លែកKhmer
- 이상하다, 이상한Korean
- seyr, ecêb, سهیر, عهنتیکه, mat, sosretKurdish
- extraneus, alienaLatin
- nepažįstamas, svetima, keistas, nepažįstama, svetimas, keistaLithuanian
- svešāds, dīvains, svešsLatvian
- pelik, ganjil, gharib, anehMalay
- onbekend, uitheems, buitenlands, strange, vreemd, raarDutch
- ukjent, rar, sær, merkelig, fremmedNorwegian
- obcy, dziwnyPolish
- estranho, desconhecidoPortuguese
- straniu, ciudat, nenatural, neobișnuitRomanian
- стра́нный, чужо́й, необы́чный, чудно́й, чу́ждый, незнако́мый, странныйRussian
- чудноват, чудан, čudan, stran, čudnovat, стран, необичан, neobičanSerbo-Croatian
- främmande, underlig, konstigSwedish
- విచిత్రమైన, వింతTelugu
- yabancı, tuhaf, garipTurkish
- ди́вний, дивнийUkrainian
- lạ, lạ lùngVietnamese
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