from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not previously known; unfamiliar.
- adj. Out of the ordinary; unusual or striking.
- adj. Differing from the normal.
- adj. Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; exotic.
- adj. Reserved in manner; distant.
- adj. Not comfortable or at ease; constrained.
- adj. Not accustomed or conditioned: She was strange to her new duties.
- adj. Archaic Of, relating to, or characteristic of another place or part of the world; foreign.
- adv. In a strange manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not normal; odd, unusual, surprising, out of the ordinary.
- adj. Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.
- adj. Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.
- v. To be estranged or alienated.
- v. To wonder; to be astonished.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to another country; foreign.
- adj. Of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining to one's self; not domestic.
- adj. Not before known, heard, or seen; new.
- adj. Not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual; irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer.
- adj. Reserved; distant in deportment.
- adj. Backward; slow.
- adj. Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.
- adv. Strangely.
- intransitive v. To be estranged or alienated.
- intransitive v. To wonder; to be astonished.
- transitive v. To alienate; to estrange.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foreign; alien; of or belonging to some other country.
- Of or pertaining to another or others; alien; belonging to others, or to some other place or neighborhood; not lawfully belonging to one; intrusive.
- Not before known, heard, or seen; unfamiliar; unknown; new: as, the custom was strange to them.
- Outlandish; queer; odd.
- Unusual; singular; wonderful; surprising; remarkable; of a kind to excite curiosity; not easily explained or explainable: as, a strange story, if true a strange hallucination.
- Like a stranger; reserved; distant; estranged; not familiar.
- Unaequainted; inexperienced; unversed.
- Unfavorable; averse to one's suit.
- Synonyms Singular, Odd, etc. See eccentric.
- Surprising, Curious, etc. See wonderful.
- To alienate; estrange.
- To wonder; be astonished.
- To be estranged or alienated.
- Strangely. She will speak most bitterly and strange.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not known before
- adj. relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
- adj. being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
A strange visitor, my noble Lord, strange indeed!
"How strange -- _how strange_!" she repeated, as she looked down on the little blanched and stiffening face.
When Belinda questioned Marriott more particularly about the strange hints which her lady had let fall, she with looks of embarrassment and horror declined repeating the words that had been said to her; yet persisted in asserting that Lady Delacour had been very _strange_ for these two or three days.
How shall I tell you the strange -- _strange_ incident?
_This strange and self_ abuse, means, _this strange_ deception _of himself_.
Lover said affected her; _it was strange, 'twas wondrous strange_.
People are strange, when you’re a stranger …….then again, ’strange’ is relative.
A strange banquet, but the word strange had such little meaning now.
While shows such as Celebrity Rehab, Intervention and Hoarders enlist subjects whose participation is possibly clouded (or motivated) by substance or mental illness, My Strange Addiction is more of a platform for reasonably coherent people to share their weirdness (since they are, after all, signing up for a show that has the word "strange" in its title).
The word "strange" has an inherent negative connotation.