Definition of Stranger

1. Noun. Anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found.

Exact synonyms: Alien, Unknown
Specialized synonyms: Foreigner, Outsider
Generic synonyms: Interloper, Intruder, Trespasser
Derivative terms: Alien, Unknown
Antonyms: Acquaintance



2. Noun. An individual that one is not acquainted with.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Antonyms: Acquaintance

Definition of Stranger

1. n. One who is strange, foreign, or unknown.

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

Definition of Stranger

1. Adjective. (comparative of strange) ¹

2. Noun. A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance. ¹

3. Noun. An outsider or foreigner ¹

4. Noun. A newcomer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stranger

1. to estrange [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: estrange

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stranger

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strange matter
strange particle
strange quark
strange quarks
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strangelets
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strangely enough
strangeness
strangenesses
strangeonia
strangeonium
strangeoniums
stranger (current term)
stranger danger
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strangleable
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stranglehold
strangleholds
stranglement

Literary usage of Stranger

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

1. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1839)
"He had the air of a stranger, and seemed, by n certain haggardness in his look, as wull as by the dusty soils on his dress, to have travelled some distance, ..."

2. The invisible man: A Grotesque Romance by Herbert George Wells (1897)
"How the stranger occupied himself is unknown. Now and then he would stride violently up and down, and twice came an outburst of curses, a tearing of paper, ..."

3. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"You don't know what trouble is—you don't know what misery is—nor hunger! Look at me! stranger have pity on a poor friendless, homeless dog! ..."

4. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"... it is natural that his representative—the passing stranger—should upbraid them ; and it is equally natural that they should seek to disable him from ..."

5. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by a Square, with Illustration by by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1899)
"As soon as the sound of my Wife's retreating footsteps had died away, I began to approach the stranger with the intention of taking a nearer view and of ..."

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