What does Strange mean?
Definitions for Strange
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Strange.
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.
Etymology: from estrange, from extraneus, "that which is on the outside". Displaced native fremd, frempt (from fremede).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: estrange, French; extraneus, Latin.
I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers tongues. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.
The natural subjects of the state should bear a sufficient proportion to the strange subjects that they govern. Francis Bacon.
As the man loves least at home to be,
That hath a sluttish house, haunted with sprites;
So she, impatient her own faults to see,
Turns from herself, and in strange things delights. Davies.
It is evident, and it is one of the strangest secrets in sounds, that the whole sound is not in the whole air only; but is also in every small part of the air. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Sated at length, ere long I might perceive
Strange alteration in me. John Milton.
It is strange they should be so silent in this matter, when there were so many occasions to speak of it, if our Saviour had plainly appointed such an infallible judge of controversies. John Tillotson.
Strange to relate, from young Iülus’ head
A lambent flame arose, which gently spread
Around his brows, and on his temples fed. John Dryden, Æn.
Strange to relate, the flames, involv’d in smoke
Of incense, from the sacred altar broke. John Dryden, Æn.
Desire my man’s abode, where I did leave him:
He’s strange and peevish. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
A strange proud return you may think I make you, madam, when I tell you it is not from every body I would be thus obliged. John Suckling.
Long custom had inured them to the former kind alone, by which the latter was new and strange in their ears. Richard Hooker.
Here is the hand and seal of the duke: you know the character, I doubt not; and the signet is not strange to you. William Shakespeare.
Joseph saw his brethren, but made himself strange unto them. Gen. lxii. 7.
Here passion first I felt,
Commotion strange! John Milton.
She makes it strange, but she would be best pleas’d
To be so anger’d with another letter. William Shakespeare.
This made David to admire the law of God at that strange rate, and to advance the knowledge of it above all other knowledge. John Tillotson.
They were now, like sand without lime, ill bound together, at a gaze, looking strange one upon another, not knowing who was faithful. Francis Bacon.
An expression of wonder.
Strange! what extremes should thus preserve the snow,
High on the Alps, or in deep caves below. Edmund Waller.
Strange! that fatherly authority should be the only original of government, and yet all mankind not know it. John Locke.
To wonder; to be astonished.
Etymology: from the adjective.
Were all the assertions of Aristotle such as theology pronounceth impieties, which we strange not at from one, of whom a father saith, Nec Deum coluit, nec curavit. Joseph Glanvill.
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Strange is ranked #2425 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Strange surname appeared 14,948 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Strange.
82.3% or 12,311 total occurrences were White.
12.9% or 1,928 total occurrences were Black.
2.1% or 317 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 235 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.5% or 84 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 72 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
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
Anagrams for Strange »
The numerical value of Strange in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Strange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Strange in a Sentence
Jaime Harrison and Matt Moore:
I think some people find our friendship a little bit strange.
There is only one fossil of this enigmatic animal after 30 years of collecting by our Chinese colleagues at Chengjiang, it is exceptionally rare, but it shows us just how strange and varied the shapes of early animals could be.
Strange how strong the instinct is, to see something incredible, and reach for a camera. As if to lend it some credibility, to prove that it's real, that 'I WAS HERE.
It was a strange time to have stepped into the Rush Rush Limbaugh slot because of what has happened.
The phone call was the hardest, as they were talking, I just couldn’t listen anymore. Then it was shock. And then the tears just wouldn’t stop. That’s what made it so strange that he would be out that late because he had class the next morning. Something was not right.
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Translations for Strange
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- 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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