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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. Lori Windham:

    It’s a strange case, it should be obvious that religious groups at schools should get to choose who gets to lead their Bible studies.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

  3. Jimmy MacDonald:

    I remember waking up Christmas day, and there were penguins scattered in between almost every bivy sack, they were just taking the night off there, too. We’ve had Weddell seals within 15 meters (about 50 feet) of people sleeping. And you haven’t lived until you’ve heard the seals singing and making those strange burping noises. It sounds crazy spooky.

  4. Asghar Farhadi:

    It's wonderful that he has continued his work in such adversity, it's a very strange feeling for me to be able to be here but not him. It's something I have difficulty living with.

  5. Thomas Wolfe:

    Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America -- that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.

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