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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.

  2. strangeadjective

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

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

  3. strangeadjective

    Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.

    I moved to a strange town when I was ten.

  4. strangeadjective

    Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.

  5. 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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British National Corpus

  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. Dominic Bliss:

    It's pretty strange that you can type somebody's name into Google and nothing on them comes up, there were a few paragraphs in one book I read but I found it all a bit mysterious and so began to do some research.

  2. John Reid:

    With inflation so low, it would be strange if central banks didn't do more in the face of such market turmoil and elevated risk factors, it won't be a major growth stimulant, but any extra liquidity provided will have to go somewhere, so it's too early to say the central bank era of elevating asset prices is over.

  3. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    'Tis a strange mystery, the power of words! Life is in them, and death. A word can send The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek. Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn The current cold and deadly to the heart. Anger and fear are in them; grief and joy Are on their sound; yet slight, impalpable:-- A word is but a breath of passing air.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    I guarantee you that Senator Paul would be welcome there. We are a friendly bunch, i mean, it's a little strange people show up and just start shouting at the top of their lungs, but we're friendly, and it would be OK.

  5. Adam Baron:

    This could mean a massive re-ordering of Yemen's political structure, and the conflict so far has already produced some strange bedfellows.

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