Definitions for strangerˈstreɪn dʒər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stran•ger*ˈstreɪn dʒər(n.)

  1. a person with whom one has had no personal acquaintance.

  2. a newcomer in a place:

    a stranger in town.

  3. a person who does not belong to the family, group, or community; an outsider:

    Our town shows hospitality to strangers.

  4. a person unacquainted with or unaccustomed to something:

    no stranger to poverty.

  5. a person not legally party to an act, proceeding, etc.

    Category: Law

* Syn: stranger , alien , foreigner all refer to someone regarded as outside of or distinct from a particular group. stranger may apply to one who does not belong to some group - social, professional, national, etc. - or may apply to a person with whom one is not acquainted. alien emphasizes a difference in political allegiance and citizenship from that of the country in which one is living. foreigner emphasizes a difference in language, customs, and background.

Origin of stranger:

1325–75; ME < MF estrangier=estrangestrange+-ier -ier2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stranger, alien, unknown(noun)

    anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

  2. stranger(noun)

    an individual that one is not acquainted with

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stranger(noun)ˈstreɪn dʒər

    sb you do not know

    We teach children not to talk to strangers.; I'm not shy about asking complete/total strangers for help.

  2. strangerˈstreɪn dʒər

    to have plenty of experience of

    He's no stranger to controversy.


  1. stranger(Noun)

    A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.

  2. stranger(Noun)

    An outsider or foreigner

  3. stranger(Noun)

    A newcomer.

  4. Origin: estrangier, from extraneus (whence also English estrange), from extra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stranger(noun)

    one who is strange, foreign, or unknown

  2. Stranger(noun)

    one who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner

  3. Stranger(noun)

    one whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country

  4. Stranger(noun)

    one who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance

  5. Stranger(noun)

    one not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor

  6. Stranger(noun)

    one not privy or party an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right; as, actual possession of land gives a good title against a stranger having no title; as to strangers, a mortgage is considered merely as a pledge; a mere stranger to the levy

  7. Stranger(verb)

    to estrange; to alienate


  1. Stranger

    The Stranger is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Stranger first appeared in X-Men #11, and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stranger' in Nouns Frequency: #1673

Anagrams of stranger

  1. granters

Translations for stranger

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who is unknown to oneself

I've met her once before, so she's not a complete stranger (to me).

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