a.1.Belonging to another country; foreign.
One of the strange queen's lords.
- Shak.
I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers tongues.
- Ascham.
2.Of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining to one's self; not domestic.
So she, impatient her own faults to see,
Turns from herself, and in strange things delights.
- Sir J. Davies.
3.Not before known, heard, or seen; new.
Here is the hand and seal of the duke; you know the character, I doubt not; and the signet is not strange to you.
- Shak.
4.Not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual; irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer.
Sated at length, erelong I might perceive
Strange alteration in me.
- Milton.
5.Reserved; distant in deportment.
She may be strange and shy at first, but will soon learn to love thee.
- Hawthorne.
6.Backward; slow.
Who, loving the effect, would not be strange
In favoring the cause.
- Beau. & Fl.
7.Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.
In thy fortunes am unlearned and strange.
- Shak.
Strange! what extremes should thus preserve the snow
High on the Alps, or in deep caves below.
- Waller.
Strange sail
(Naut.) an unknown vessel.
Strange woman
(Script.) a harlot.
To make it strange
a - To assume ignorance, suspicion, or alarm, concerning it
- Prov. v. 3.
b - To make it a matter of difficulty.
- Shak.
To make strange
a - To profess ignorance or astonishment
- Chaucer.
b - To assume the character of a stranger
- Gen. xlii. 7.
Most strange, but yet most truly, will I speak.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To alienate; to estrange.
v. i.1.To be estranged or alienated.
2.To wonder; to be astonished.
Adj.1.strange - 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"
Synonyms: unusual
familiar - within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange; "familiar ordinary objects found in every home"; "a familiar everyday scene"; "a familiar excuse"; "a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"
2.strange - not known before; "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"
Synonyms: unknown
3.strange - not at ease or comfortable; "felt strange among so many important people"
aberrant, able, absurd, alien, amazing, anomalous, apart, astonishing, astounding, atypical, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, beguiling, bereft of reason, bewildering, brainsick, crackbrained, cracked, crank, crankish, cranky, crazed, crazy, crotchety, daft, deluded, demented, deprived of reason, deranged, detached, deviant, deviative, different, disconnected, discrete, disjunct, disoriented, disrelated, dissociated, distraught, divergent, dotty, enigmatic, erratic, exceptional, exotic, exterior, external, extraneous, extraterrestrial, extrinsic, fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, fey, fishy, flaky, flighty, foreign-born, freaked out, freakish, freaky, funny, grotesque, hallucinated, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, incalculable, incognizable, incommensurable, incomparable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, independent, inexplicable, insane, insular, intrusive, irrational, irrelative, isolated, kinky, kooky, loco, lunatic, mad, maddened, maggoty, manic, marvelous, mazed, mental, mentally deficient, meshuggah, miraculous, moon-struck, mysterious, new, non compos, non compos mentis, not all there, not right, novel, nutty, oddball, of unsound mind, off, off the wall, offbeat, original, other, out, out-of-the-way, outland, outlandish, outre, outside, passing strange, phenomenal, prodigious, psycho, puzzling, quaint, queer, quirky, rare, reasonless, remarkable, removed, romanesque, romantic, rum, rummy, screwball, screwy, sealed, segregate, sensational, senseless, separate, separated, sick, spectacular, stark-mad, stark-staring mad, striking, stupendous, surprising, tetched, touched, twisted, ulterior, unaccountable, unaccustomed, unaffiliated, unallied, unapparent, unapprehended, unascertained, unassociated, unbalanced, unbeknown, uncanny, uncharted, unclassified, unconnected, unconventional, uncouth, undisclosed, undiscoverable, undiscovered, undivulged, unearthly, unexplained, unexplored, unexposed, unfathomed, unheard, unheard-of, unhinged, unidentified, unimaginable, uninvestigated, unique, unknowable, unknown, unnatural, unperceived, unplumbed, unprecedented, unrelatable, unrelated, unrevealed, unsane, unsettled, unsound, unsuspected, untouched, virgin, wacky, wandering, weird, whimsical, witless, wonderful, wondrous, wondrous strange
Strand birds
Strand plover
strand wolf
-- Strange --
strange attractor
strange particle
strange quark
Strange sail
Strange woman
strangely enough
Strangle hold
strangler fig
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