What does stranger mean?

Definitions for stranger
ˈstreɪn dʒərstran·ger

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stranger.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stranger, alien, unknownnoun

    anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

  2. strangernoun

    an individual that one is not acquainted with


  1. strangernoun

    A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.

    Etymology: estrangier, from extraneus (whence also English estrange), from extra.

  2. strangernoun

    An outsider or foreigner

    Etymology: estrangier, from extraneus (whence also English estrange), from extra.

  3. strangernoun

    A newcomer.

    Etymology: estrangier, from extraneus (whence also English estrange), from extra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strangernoun

    one who is strange, foreign, or unknown

    Etymology: [OF. estrangier, F. tranger. See Strange.]

  2. Strangernoun

    one who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner

    Etymology: [OF. estrangier, F. tranger. See Strange.]

  3. Strangernoun

    one whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country

    Etymology: [OF. estrangier, F. tranger. See Strange.]

  4. Strangernoun

    one who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance

    Etymology: [OF. estrangier, F. tranger. See Strange.]

  5. Strangernoun

    one not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor

    Etymology: [OF. estrangier, F. tranger. See Strange.]

  6. Strangernoun

    one not privy or party an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right; as, actual possession of land gives a good title against a stranger having no title; as to strangers, a mortgage is considered merely as a pledge; a mere stranger to the levy

    Etymology: [OF. estrangier, F. tranger. See Strange.]

  7. Strangerverb

    to estrange; to alienate

    Etymology: [OF. estrangier, F. tranger. See Strange.]


  1. Stranger

    The Stranger is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Stranger first appeared in X-Men #11, and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stranger' in Nouns Frequency: #1673

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stranger in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stranger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stranger in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    No stranger can get a great many notes of torture out of a human soul it takes one that knows it well -- parent, child, brother, sister, intimate.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's only a myth that "Lightning never strikes the same place twice". Very recently , on June 30, 2014, three high-rising skyscrapers from Chicago were struck by Lightning 22 times - 10 strikes to the Sears (a.k.a. Willis) Tower, 8 to the Trump Tower, and 4 to the John Hancock Center. Scientifically speaking, there is a good probability that Lightning can strike any location more than once, given enough time, and at the same spot over and over again. It may take as little a few seconds in a single thunderstorm, or as long as millions of years - but Lightning will eventually strike twice, at least. And it's the truth that is stranger than the fiction.

  3. Evelyn Waugh:

    If, for instance, they have heard something from the postman, they attribute it to a semi-official statement; if they have fallen into conversation with a stranger at a bar, they can conscientiously describe him as a source that has hitherto proved unimpeachable. It is only when the journalist is reporting a whim of his own, and one to which he attaches minor importance, that he defines it as the opinion of well-informed circles.

  4. Winston Club founder Byron Shannon:

    Rather than staying with an anonymous stranger, you’re sharing a space with someone who has been screened and is accountable for their actions.

  5. Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.:

    You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.

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  • غريب, أجنبيArabic
  • desconegut, estranger, forasterCatalan, Valencian
  • neznámý, cizinecCzech
  • dieithrynWelsh
  • fremmedDanish
  • Neuling, Ausländer, FremderGerman
  • νέος, άγνωστος, αλλοδαπός, ξένοςGreek
  • fremduloEsperanto
  • extranjero, desconocido, forasteroSpanish
  • غریبه, خارجیPersian
  • tulokas, tuntematon, muukalainenFinnish
  • inconnu, étrangère, étrangerFrench
  • strainséirIrish
  • coigreach, coimheachScottish Gaelic
  • परदेशी, विदेशी, अन्यदेशीय, अजनबीHindi
  • idegenekHungarian
  • նորեկ, անծանոթ, օտարականArmenian
  • straniero, stranieraItalian
  • זָרHebrew
  • 外人, 外国人, 知らない人Japanese
  • peregrinus, extraneusLatin
  • tautangataMāori
  • дојденец, туѓинец, странец, новодојденец, незнаник, незнајникMacedonian
  • vreemdeDutch
  • cudzoziemiec, przybysz, obcy, nieznajomyPolish
  • recém-chegado, estranho, estrangeiroPortuguese
  • чужой, незнакомец, инородец, пришелец, незнакомка, иностранка, чужеземец, посторонний, иностранец, новоприбывшийRussian
  • prìdošlica, došljàkinja, strȁnkinja, dòšljāk, stránac, tuđínacSerbo-Croatian
  • nykomling, främlingSwedish
  • ฝรั่งThai
  • پردیشی, اجنبیUrdu
  • người lạVietnamese

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. observe
    • B. emerge
    • C. deny
    • D. fudge

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