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6 definitions found
 for strange
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strange \Strange\, a. [Compar. Stranger; superl. Strangest.]
     [OE. estrange, F. ['e]trange, fr. L. extraneus that is
     without, external, foreign, fr. extra on the outside. See
     Extra, and cf. Estrange, Extraneous.]
     1. Belonging to another country; foreign. "To seek strange
        strands." --Chaucer.
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              One of the strange queen's lords.     --Shak.
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              I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers
              tongues.                              --Ascham.
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     2. Of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining
        to one's self; not domestic.
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              So she, impatient her own faults to see,
              Turns from herself, and in strange things delights.
                                                    --Sir J.
                                                    Davies.
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     3. Not before known, heard, or seen; new.
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              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.
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     4. Not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual;
        irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer. "He is sick of
        a strange fever." --Shak.
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              Sated at length, erelong I might perceive
              Strange alteration in me.             --Milton.
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     5. Reserved; distant in deportment. --Shak.
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              She may be strange and shy at first, but will soon
              learn to love thee.                   --Hawthorne.
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     6. Backward; slow. [Obs.]
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              Who, loving the effect, would not be strange
              In favoring the cause.                --Beau. & Fl.
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     7. Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.
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              In thy fortunes am unlearned and strange. --Shak.
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     Note: Strange is often used as an exclamation.
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                 Strange! what extremes should thus preserve the
                 snow
                 High on the Alps, or in deep caves below.
                                                    --Waller.
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     Strange sail (Naut.), an unknown vessel.
  
     Strange woman (Script.), a harlot. --Prov. v. 3.
  
     To make it strange.
        (a) To assume ignorance, suspicion, or alarm, concerning
            it. --Shak.
        (b) To make it a matter of difficulty. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
            
  
     To make strange, To make one's self strange.
        (a) To profess ignorance or astonishment.
        (b) To assume the character of a stranger. --Gen. xlii. 7.
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     Syn: Foreign; new; outlandish; wonderful; astonishing;
          marvelous; unusual; odd; uncommon; irregular; queer;
          eccentric.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strange \Strange\, v. i.
     1. To be estranged or alienated. [Obs.]
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     2. To wonder; to be astonished. [Obs.] --Glanvill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strange \Strange\, adv.
     Strangely. [Obs.]
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           Most strange, but yet most truly, will I speak. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strange \Strange\, v. t.
     To alienate; to estrange. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  strange
      adj 1: 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" [syn: strange,
             unusual] [ant: familiar]
      2: not known before; "used many strange words"; "saw many
         strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into
         the house" [syn: strange, unknown]
      3: relating to or originating in or characteristic of another
         place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign
         accent"; "on business in a foreign city" [syn: foreign,
         strange] [ant: native]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  222 Moby Thesaurus words for "strange":
     aberrant, able, abnormal, absurd, alien, amazing, anomalous, apart,
     astonishing, astounding, atypical, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous,
     beguiling, bereft of reason, bewildering, bizarre, brainsick,
     crackbrained, cracked, crank, crankish, cranky, crazed, crazy,
     crotchety, curious, daft, deluded, demented, deprived of reason,
     deranged, detached, deviant, deviative, different, disconnected,
     discrete, disjunct, disoriented, disrelated, dissociated,
     distraught, divergent, dotty, eccentric, enigmatic, erratic,
     exceptional, exotic, exterior, external, extraneous, extraordinary,
     extraterrestrial, extrinsic, fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, fey,
     fishy, flaky, flighty, foreign, foreign-born, freaked out,
     freakish, freaky, funny, grotesque, hallucinated, idiocratic,
     idiosyncratic, incalculable, incognizable, incommensurable,
     incomparable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible,
     independent, inexplicable, insane, insular, intrusive, irrational,
     irregular, 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, odd, oddball, of unsound mind, off, off the wall,
     offbeat, original, other, out, out-of-the-way, outland, outlandish,
     outre, outside, passing strange, peculiar, phenomenal, prodigious,
     psycho, puzzling, quaint, queer, quirky, rare, reasonless,
     remarkable, removed, romanesque, romantic, rum, rummy, screwball,
     screwy, sealed, segregate, sensational, senseless, separate,
     separated, sick, singular, 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, uncommon, unconnected, unconventional, uncouth,
     undisclosed, undiscoverable, undiscovered, undivulged, unearthly,
     unexplained, unexplored, unexposed, unfamiliar, unfathomed,
     unheard, unheard-of, unhinged, unidentified, unimaginable,
     uninvestigated, unique, unknowable, unknown, unnatural,
     unperceived, unplumbed, unprecedented, unrelatable, unrelated,
     unrevealed, unsane, unsettled, unsound, unsuspected, untouched,
     unusual, virgin, wacky, wandering, weird, whimsical, witless,
     wonderful, wondrous, wondrous strange
  
  

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