noun strang·er \ˈstrān-jər\

: 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

:  one who is strange: as
a (1) :  foreigner
(2) :  a resident alien
b :  one in the house of another as a guest, visitor, or intruder
c :  a person or thing that is unknown or with whom one is unacquainted
d :  one who does not belong to or is kept from the activities of a group
e :  one not privy or party to an act, contract, or title :  one that interferes without right
:  one ignorant of or unacquainted with someone or something

Examples of STRANGER

  1. Children are taught not to talk to strangers.
  2. He is a complete stranger to me.
  3. Excuse me. Do you know where the library is? I'm sorry. I'm a stranger here myself.
  4. I'm a stranger to the area.

Origin of STRANGER

Middle English, from Anglo-French estrangier stranger, foreigner, from estrange
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with STRANGER



Definition of STRANGER

:  of, relating to, or being a stranger :  foreign

First Known Use of STRANGER

15th century


transitive verb

Definition of STRANGER


First Known Use of STRANGER

STRANGER Defined for Kids


noun strang·er \ˈstrān-jər\

Definition of STRANGER for Kids

:  a person in a new or unfamiliar place <She is a stranger here and does not know her way around.>
:  a person whom another person does not know or has not met <Children should not talk to strangers.>


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