Definition of Strange

1. Adjective. Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird. "What a strange sense of humor she has"

2. Adjective. Not known before. "Don't let anyone unknown into the house"
Exact synonyms: Unknown
Similar to: Unfamiliar
Derivative terms: Strangeness

3. Adjective. Relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world. "On business in a foreign city"

Definition of Strange

1. a. Belonging to another country; foreign.

2. adv. Strangely.

3. v. t. To alienate; to estrange.

4. v. i. To be estranged or alienated.

Definition of Strange

1. Adjective. Not normal; odd, unusual, surprising, out of the ordinary. ¹

2. Adjective. Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience. ¹

3. Adjective. (physics) Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To be estranged or alienated. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To wonder; to be astonished. ¹

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Definition of Strange

1. unusual or unfamiliar [adj STRANGER, STRANGEST] / a fundamental quark [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strange

strand line
strand wolf
strange (current term)
strange attractor
strange attractors
strange bedfellows
strange bird
strange matter
strange particle
strange quark
strange quarks
strangely enough

Literary usage of Strange

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Horace Howard Furness (1903)
"strange things I haue in head, that will to hand, 170 Which muft be ... strange things . . . scand] CORSON (p. 237): He is now in the firm grip of fate. ..."

2. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"CHAPTER V HOW A strange COMPANY GATHERED AT THE "PIED MERLIN" THE night had ... The roof was poor and thatched; but in strange contrast to it there ran all ..."

3. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Dyce iii. and wonderous strange snow Theob. ii. and wondrous scorching snow Han. a wondrous strange shew Warb. and wondrous strange black snow Upton, ..."

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