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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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. Zhou Zhonghe:

    We've found strange combinations for tail feathers that we just don't see in living birds.

  2. Louise Bogan:

    I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Cowards die many times before their deaths The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

  4. Douglas Adams:

    Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.

  5. Tina Bost:

    I'd worked with her more than 25 years and did not know. I heard she was going through things. Staring off into space, giving strange answers, there was an incident where she threatened another employee. I go talk to her and it was like that never happened, like I was out of my mind.

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