Strange meaning

strānj
Not accustomed or conditioned.

She was strange to her new duties.

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The definition of strange is an unfamiliar or unusual person, place or thing.

An example of strange is a city someone is visiting for the first time.

An example of strange is food that a person hasn't eaten before.

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Of another place or locality; foreign; alien.
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Not previously known, seen, heard, or experienced; unfamiliar.
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Quite unusual or uncommon; extraordinary.
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Queer; peculiar; odd.
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Reserved, distant, or cold in manner.
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In a strange manner.
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Of, relating to, or exhibiting strangeness.
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In a strange manner.

He's been acting strange lately.

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Lacking experience; unaccustomed.

A new employee who is strange to the job.

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A surname​.
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Out of the ordinary or difficult to account for; unusual or peculiar.

Events took a strange twist last week.

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Origin of strange

  • Middle English from Old French estrange extraordinary, foreign from Latin extrāneus adventitious, foreign from extrā outside from feminine ablative of exter outward eghs in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition