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stranger

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noun strang·er \ˈstrān-jər\

Definition of stranger

  1. 1 :  one who is strange: such 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. 2 :  one ignorant of or unacquainted with someone or something

Examples of stranger in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of stranger

Middle English, from Anglo-French estrangier stranger, foreigner, from estrange


First Known Use: 14th century


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stranger

adjective strang·er

Definition of stranger

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

15th Century

First Known Use of stranger

15th century


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stranger

verb strang·er

Definition of stranger

obsolete

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  estrange, alienate

1606

First Known Use of stranger

1606



STRANGER Defined for English Language Learners

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stranger

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noun strang·er \ˈstrān-jər\

Definition of stranger for English Language Learners

  • : 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


STRANGER Defined for Kids

stranger

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noun strang·er \ˈstrān-jər\

Definition of stranger for Students

  1. 1 :  a person in a new or unfamiliar place She is a stranger here and does not know her way around.

  2. 2 :  a person whom another person does not know or has not met Children should not talk to strangers.


Law Dictionary

stranger

noun strang·er

Legal Definition of stranger

  1. :  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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