What does STRANGE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strange, unusualadjective

    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, unknownadjective

    not known before

    "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"

  3. foreign, strangeadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. strangeverb

    To be estranged or alienated.

    Etymology: from estrange, from extraneus, "that which is on the outside". Displaced native fremd, frempt (from fremede).

  2. strangeadjective

    Not normal; odd, unusual, surprising, out of the ordinary.

    He thought it strange that his girlfriend wore shorts in the winter.

    Etymology: from estrange, from extraneus, "that which is on the outside". Displaced native fremd, frempt (from fremede).

  3. strangeadjective

    Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.

    I moved to a strange town when I was ten.

    Etymology: from estrange, from extraneus, "that which is on the outside". Displaced native fremd, frempt (from fremede).

  4. strangeadjective

    Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.

    Etymology: 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. Strangeadverb

    strangely

  9. Strangeverb

    to alienate; to estrange

  10. Strangeverb

    to be estranged or alienated

  11. Strangeverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strange

    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. extraneusextra, beyond.]

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of STRANGE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of STRANGE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of STRANGE in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I've had very little contact with this gentleman. Know who he is, good person... Yeah it's a little bit strange, but it's one of those things.

  2. Timm Schimke:

    It just seemed strange that they were at a transfer station dumping waste so soon after him resigning and them being under investigation.

  3. Fred Allen:

    Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.

  4. Jean Genet:

    When the judge calls the criminal's name out he stands up, and they are immediately linked by a strange biology that makes them both opposite and complementary. The one cannot exist without the other. Which is the sun and which is the shadow? It's well known some criminals have been great men.

  5. Natalia Polukhina:

    It seems very strange to me to interpret this building as a water tank. In the same fortress of Naryn-Kala, there is an equal underground structure of 10 meters depth, and it really is a tank. This is just a rectangular building. The unusual building, in which we have put our detectors, has the shape of a cross, oriented strictly to the sides of the world, one side is 2 meters longer than the others, as the archaeologists who began excavations say, during construction, the building was entirely on the surface and it stands on the highest point of the Naryn-Kala. What is the sense to put the tank on the surface, and even on the highest mountain? It is strange. Currently, there are more questions than answers.

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