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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈstɹeɪndʒɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈstɹeɪndʒə/
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- Rhymes: -eɪndʒə(ɹ)
- See strange
- See strange
stranger (plural strangers)
- 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.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, The Mirror and the Lamp:
- […] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
- (humorous) One who has not been seen for a long time.
- Hello, stranger!
- (obsolete) One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.
- To honour and receive / Our heavenly 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.
- (person whom one does not know):
- (outsider, foreigner): alien, foreigner, foreign national, non-national/nonnational, non-resident/nonresident, outsider
- (newcomer): newbie, newcomer
- (person whom one does not know): acquaintance, friend
- (outsider, foreigner): compatriot, countryman, fellow citizen, fellow countryman, national, resident
person whom one does not know
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- (obsolete, transitive) To estrange; to alienate.
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