What does strange mean?

Definitions for strange
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strange, unusual(adj)

    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, unknown(adj)

    not known before

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

  3. foreign, strange(adj)

    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. strange(Verb)

    To be estranged or alienated.

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

  2. strange(Adjective)

    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. strange(Adjective)

    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. strange(Adjective)

    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. Strange(adverb)

    strangely

  9. Strange(verb)

    to alienate; to estrange

  10. Strange(verb)

    to be estranged or alienated

  11. Strange(verb)

    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

How to pronounce strange?

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    Karen
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How to say strange in sign language?

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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. Hollie McKay/Fox News -RRB- Ramadan:

    People know I have a strange name at school. They like it.

  2. Florence Pugh:

    I know that part of being in the spotlight is that people might invade your privacy and have opinions on it, but it's bizarre that normal folk are allowed to display such hate and opinions on a part of my life that I'm not putting out there, it's a strange side of fame that you're allowed to be torn apart by thousands of people even though you didn't put that piece of you out there.

  3. John Greenleaf Whittier:

    O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the commonalities between many movies that come from Asian subcontinent is their strange and distasteful sense of humor to make fun of disabled, fat, ugly and less fortunate people , in general. It's a shocking observation that is truly disturbing, when you thin about it. Making fun of fat people won't make anybody any thinner, likewise making fun of ugly people won't make them any prettier either. Also, making fun of unsuccessful people won't necessarily make the mocker more successful. So why movie-makers and actors stoop to such low level of humor? It's best to leave those fellow human beings in the hands of the Sureme Power who created them. And the hard-hearted movie-makers and actors should, instead of making fun of people, work on improving themselves. We all are God's Children, and we must treat each other with respect and dignity.

  5. Katy Perry:

    I get really offended at the concept that what came out of the election was that — how do I say this? — impoverished people who are not of color needed more attention. I thought that was kind of crazy, that they might need more television, they have television. [Laughter] It just felt very strange to me. And I thought really, the people who really need to be spoken to are the 50 percent of the population that did not vote at all. Those are the people who need to be more engaged.

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