- A person you have never ever met before who just shows up at your work is an example of a stranger.
- A person who moves to a new town and doesn't know anyone is an example of a stranger.
- A person who lies all the time is an example of someone who would be described as a stranger to the truth.
The definition of a stranger is person you do not know, or someone unknown in a place or a community, or a person who is unfamiliar with something.
- an outsider, newcomer, or foreigner
- Now Rare a guest or visitor
- a person not known or familiar to one; person who is not an acquaintance
- a person unaccustomed (to something specified); novice: an athlete who is no stranger to physical pain
- Law a person who is not party (to an act, agreement, title, etc.)
Origin of strangerMiddle English from Middle French estranger from Old French estrange: see strange
- One who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
- A foreigner, newcomer, or outsider.
- One who is unaccustomed to or unacquainted with something specified; a novice: a stranger to our language; no stranger to hardship.
- Law One that is neither privy nor party to a title, act, or contract.
- Archaic A visitor or guest.
Origin of strangerMiddle English from Old French estrangier from estrange strange ; see strange .
- See strange
- A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
- That gentleman is a stranger to me.
- Children are taught not to talk to strangers.
- An outsider or foreigner.
- A newcomer.
- (humorous) One who has not been seen for a long time.
- Hello, stranger!
- (law) One not privy or party an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right.
- Actual possession of land gives a good title against a stranger having no title.
(third-person singular simple present strangers, present participle strangering, simple past and past participle strangered)
- (obsolete) To estrange; to alienate.