Simple Definition of stranger
: someone who you have not met before or do not know
: someone who has not experienced something
: someone who is in a new and unfamiliar place
Full Definition of stranger
1 : one who is strange: asa (1) : foreigner (2) : a resident alienb : one in the house of another as a guest, visitor, or intruderc : a person or thing that is unknown or with whom one is unacquaintedd : one who does not belong to or is kept from the activities of a groupe : one not privy or party to an act, contract, or title : one that interferes without right
2 : one ignorant of or unacquainted with someone or something
Examples of stranger in a sentence
Children are taught not to talk to strangers.
He is a complete stranger to me.
“Excuse me. Do you know where the library is?” “I'm sorry. I'm a stranger here myself.”
I'm a stranger to the area.
Origin and Etymology of stranger
Middle English, from Anglo-French estrangier stranger, foreigner, from estrange
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of stranger
: of, relating to, or being a stranger : foreign
First Known Use of stranger
STRANGER Defined for Kids
Definition of stranger for Students
1 : a person in a new or unfamiliar place <She is a stranger here and does not know her way around.>
2 : a person whom another person does not know or has not met <Children should not talk to strangers.>
Legal Definition of stranger
: someone who is not a party or in privity with a party (as to a contract or legal action) <may be enforced against a stranger to the contract>
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