Simple Definition of strange
: different from what is usual, normal, or expected
: not known, heard, or seen before
: not entirely comfortable or well
Full Definition of strange
1a archaic : of, relating to, or characteristic of another country : foreignb : not native to or naturally belonging in a place : of external origin, kind, or character
4 : unaccustomed 2 <she was strange to his ways>
Examples of strange in a sentence
Does his behavior seem strange to you?
Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.
That is one of the strangest creatures I have ever seen.
He gave me a strange look.
Strange as it may seem, I don't like walking barefoot on the grass.
It's strange that nobody told me about this before.
That's strange. He was here a minute ago.
The strange thing is that nobody saw him enter or leave the building.
Children are taught not to talk to strange people.
The language was strange to me.
Origin of strange
Middle English, from Anglo-French estrange, from Latin extraneus, literally, external, from extra outside — more at extra-
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of strange
Definition of strange
: a fundamental quark that has an electric charge of −1⁄3 and a measured energy of approximately 150 MeV; also : the flavor characterizing this particle
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