What is the meaning of stranger?


  • Anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found.
  • An individual that one is not acquainted with.


  • Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird.
    • usage: "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
  • Not known before.
    • usage: "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"
  • Relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world.
    • usage: "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"
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