Definitions for strangerˈstreɪn dʒər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person with whom one has had no personal acquaintance.
a newcomer in a place:
a stranger in town.
a person who does not belong to the family, group, or community; an outsider:
Our town shows hospitality to strangers.
a person unacquainted with or unaccustomed to something:
no stranger to poverty.
a person not legally party to an act, proceeding, etc.
* 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
stranger, alien, unknown(noun)
anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
an individual that one is not acquainted with
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb you do not know
We teach children not to talk to strangers.; I'm not shy about asking complete/total strangers for help.
to have plenty of experience of
He's no stranger to controversy.
A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
An outsider or foreigner
Origin: estrangier, from extraneus (whence also English estrange), from extra.
one who is strange, foreign, or unknown
one who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner
one whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country
one who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance
one not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor
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
to estrange; to alienate
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
Rank popularity for the word 'stranger' in Nouns Frequency: #1673
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).
- estranhoPortuguese (BR)
- cizí člověkCzech
- der/die FremdeGerman
- ukendt; fremmedDanish
- άγνωστος, ξένοςGreek
- extraño, desconocidoSpanish
- آدم غريبFarsi
- अपरिचित व्यक्तिHindi
- orang asingIndonesian
- ókunnugur maðurIcelandic
- 이상한 사람Korean
- svešinieks; nepazīstamaisLatvian
- orang asingMalay
- fremmed, ukjentNorwegian
- آدم غريبPersian
- غریب سړیPashto
- cudzí človekSlovak
- 陌生人Chinese (Trad.)
- незнайомець, стороння особаUkrainian
- người lạVietnamese
- 陌生人Chinese (Simp.)
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