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.

  2. strange(Adjective)

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

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

  3. strange(Adjective)

    Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.

    I moved to a strange town when I was ten.

  4. strange(Adjective)

    Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.

  5. Origin: 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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton:

    These are strange times.

  2. ???:

    He's a strange bird

  3. Edward Matlock:

    He was just a strange guy.

  4. E. B. White:

    Loneliness is a strange gift.

  5. Klaus Baudelaire:

    Something strange is going on.

Images & Illustrations of strange

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