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strange

 (strānj)
adj. strang·er, strang·est
1.
a. Not previously known; unfamiliar: saw lots of strange faces at the reception; heard music that was strange to me.
b. Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; not native: came across a flower that was strange to the region.
2. Out of the ordinary or difficult to account for; unusual or peculiar: Events took a strange twist last week.
3.
a. Reserved in manner; distant or cool: The once affable man slowly became strange to his friends.
b. Not comfortable or at ease: I felt strange and out of place at the party because I didn't know any of the guests.
4. Not accustomed or conditioned: She was strange to her new duties.
5. Physics Of, relating to, or exhibiting strangeness.
adv.
In a strange manner: He's been acting strange lately.

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

strange′ly adv.
Synonyms: strange, odd, peculiar, eccentric, outlandish
These adjectives describe what deviates from the usual or customary. Strange refers especially to what is unfamiliar, unknown, or inexplicable: It was strange to see so many people out walking around at night. Something that is odd fails to accord with what is ordinary, usual, or expected and suggests strangeness: I find it odd that his name is never mentioned in the letter. Similarly, peculiar describes what is odd or unusual, but often with an emphasis on distinctness or individuality: She has a peculiar kind of handwriting that is at once pleasant to look at but hard to read. Eccentric refers particularly to what is strange and departs strikingly from the conventional: His musical compositions were innovative but eccentric. Outlandish suggests alien or bizarre strangeness: The partygoers wore outlandish costumes. See Also Synonyms at foreign.

strange

(streɪndʒ)
adj
1. odd, unusual, or extraordinary in appearance, effect, manner, etc; peculiar
2. not known, seen, or experienced before; unfamiliar: a strange land.
3. not easily explained: a strange phenomenon.
4. (usually foll by to) inexperienced (in) or unaccustomed (to): strange to a task.
5. not of one's own kind, locality, etc; alien; foreign
6. shy; distant; reserved
7. strange to say it is unusual or surprising that
8. (General Physics) physics
a. denoting a particular flavour of quark
b. denoting or relating to a hypothetical form of matter composed of such quarks: strange matter; a strange star.
adv
not standard in a strange manner
[C13: from Old French estrange, from Latin extrāneus foreign; see extraneous]
ˈstrangely adv

strange

(streɪndʒ)

adj. strang•er, strang•est,
adv. adj.
1. exciting curiosity or wonder; odd: a strange remark to make.
2. estranged; alienated: felt strange in the foreign city.
3. being outside of one's experience; unfamiliar; foreign: moving to a strange place.
4. unaccustomed; inexperienced: I'm strange to his ways.
5. reserved; aloof.
adv.
6. in a strange manner.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French estrange < Latin extrāneus; see extraneous]
strange′ly, adv.

strange

unusual
1. 'strange'

You use strange to say that something is unfamiliar or unexpected in a way that makes you puzzled, uneasy, or afraid.

The strange thing was that she didn't remember anything about the evening.
It was strange to hear her voice again.
2. 'unusual'

If you just want to say that something is not common, you use unusual, not 'strange'.

He had an unusual name.
It is unusual for such a small hotel to have a restaurant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strange - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpectedstrange - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
familiar - within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange; "familiar ordinary objects found in every home"; "a familiar everyday scene"; "a familiar excuse"; "a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"
2.strange - not known before; "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"
unfamiliar - not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings"
3.strange - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"

strange

adjective
2. out of place, lost, uncomfortable, awkward, bewildered, disoriented, ill at ease, like a fish out of water I felt strange in his office, realizing how absurd it was.
out of place at home, relaxed, comfortable, at ease
3. unfamiliar, new, unknown, foreign, novel, alien, exotic, untried, unexplored, outside your experience I ended up alone in a strange city.
unfamiliar familiar, accustomed, habitual
4. unwell, ill, sick, poorly (informal), funny (informal), crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), ailing, queer, queasy, out of sorts (informal), dicky (Brit. informal), off-colour, under the weather (informal), indisposed, green about the gills, not up to snuff (informal) I felt all dizzy and strange.

strange

adjective
2. Causing puzzlement; perplexing:
3. Of, from, or characteristic of another place or part of the world:
Archaic: outlandish.
Translations
أجْنَبيغَريبغَرِيب
странен
podivnýcizídivnýzvláštní
mærkeligfremmed
stranga
kummallinenoutotuntematonvierasihmeellinen
čudančudnovatneobičanstran
furcsaidegenismeretlenkülönös
aneh
ókunnugur, framandiundarlegur, skrÿtinn
奇妙な
이상한
kad ir kaip keistanepažįstamasisnevietinis žmogus
dīvainsnepazīstamssavādssvešs
ciudatneobişnuitstraniu
čudennenavadenneznan
konstigunderligfrämmande
แปลก
kỳ lạ

strange

[streɪndʒ] ADJ (stranger (compar) (strangest (superl)))
1. (= odd) [person, event, behaviour, feeling] → extraño, raro; [experience, place, noise] → extraño; [coincidence, story] → extraño, curioso
it is strange thates extraño or raro que + subjun
it's strange that he should come today of all dayses extraño or raro que venga precisamente hoy
there's something strange about himhay algo extraño or raro en él
what's so strange about that?¿qué tiene eso de extraño or raro?
I felt rather strange at firstal principio me sentía bastante raro
I find her attitude rather strangeencuentro su actitud un tanto extraña or rara
I find it strange that we never heard anything about thisme parece raro or me extraña que nunca hayamos oído hablar de esto
how strange!¡qué raro!, ¡qué extraño!
for some strange reasonpor alguna razón inexplicable
strange as it may seem, strange to saypor extraño que parezcaaunque parezca mentira
the strange thing is that he didn't even know uslo extraño or lo curioso es que ni nos conocía
children come out with the strangest thingsa los niños se les ocurren las cosas más extrañas
the family would think it strange if we didn't gola familia se extrañaría si no fuésemos
see also bedfellow, truth
2. (= unknown, unfamiliar) [person, house, car, country] → desconocido; [language] → desconocido, extranjero
I never sleep well in a strange bednunca duermo bien en una cama que no sea la mía
don't talk to any strange menno hables con ningún desconocido
I was strange to this part of townesta parte de la ciudad me era desconocida
this man I loved was suddenly strange to meeste hombre al que amaba era de pronto un desconocido para mí or un extraño
STRANGE, RARE

Position of "raro"
You should generally put raro after the noun when you mean strange or odd and before the noun when you mean rare: He has a strange name Tiene un nombre raro ...a rare congenital syndrome... ... un raro síndrome congénito...

strange

[ˈstreɪndʒ] adj
(= unknown) → inconnu(e)
(= odd) → étrange
That's strange! → C'est étrange!
He behaved in a very strange way → Il se comportait de manière très étrange.

strange

adj (+er)
seltsam, sonderbar, merkwürdig; to think/find it strange that …es seltsam finden, dass …; strange as it may seem …so seltsam es auch scheinen mag, …; for some strange reasonaus irgendeinem unerfindlichen or seltsamen Grund; the strange thing is (that) …das Seltsame ist, dass…; he told me the strangest storyer erzählte mir eine sehr seltsame etc Geschichte; by a strange chance or coincidencedurch einen seltsamen Zufall; strange to sayso seltsam es klingen mag; I feel a bit strange (= odd)mir ist etwas seltsam
(= unfamiliar) country, surroundings, bedfremd; (= unusual, unaccustomed) work, activitynicht vertraut, ungewohnt; don’t talk to strange mensprich nicht mit fremden Männern; I felt rather strange at firstzuerst fühlte ich mich ziemlich fremd; I feel strange in a skirtich komme mir in einem Rock komisch vor (inf); to be strange to somebodyjdm fremd or unbekannt sein; the boys are strange to the schooldie Schule ist den Jungen noch nicht vertraut or noch fremd

strange

[streɪndʒ] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl)))
a. (odd) → strano/a, bizzarro/a
it is strange that ... → è strano che...
strange as it may seem ... → per quanto possa sembrare strano...
I felt rather strange → mi sono sentito strano
b. (unknown, unfamiliar) → sconosciuto/a
you'll feel rather strange at first → all'inizio ti sentirai un po' spaesato
to wake up in a strange bed → svegliarsi in un letto che non è il proprio
the work is strange to him → non è pratico di questo lavoro

strange

(streindʒ) adjective
1. not known, seen etc before; unfamiliar or foreign. What would you do if you found a strange man in your house?; Whenever you're in a strange country, you should take the opportunity of learning the language.
2. unusual, odd or queer. She had a strange look on her face; a strange noise.
ˈstrangely adverb
ˈstrangeness noun
ˈstranger noun
1. a person who is unknown to oneself. I've met her once before, so she's not a complete stranger (to me).
2. a visitor. I can't tell you where the post office is – I'm a stranger here myself.
strange to say/tell/relate
surprisingly. Strange to say, he did pass his exam after all.
strangely enough
it is strange (that). He lives next door, but strangely enough I rarely see him.

strange

غَرِيب podivný mærkelig seltsam αλλόκοτος extraño kummallinen étrange čudan strano 奇妙な 이상한 vreemd fremmed dziwny estranho незнакомый konstig แปลก garip kỳ lạ 奇怪的

strange

a. extraño-a, raro-a; extranjero-a; no relacionado-a con un organismo o situado-a fuera del mismo.
References in classic literature ?
I only came here because I don't know many people and felt rather strange at first, you know.
The book had one central thought that is very strange and has always remained with me.
As he answered in the usual way and then listened a moment, a strange look came over his face.
It certainly is a strange coincidence," he added, speaking in an aside to Ned while he himself still listened to what was being told to him over the telephone wire.
Even from a distance one could see that there was something strange about this boy.
com)-- In a Strange Land (http://in-a-strange-land.
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FLAMBOYANT New Romantic pop star Steve Strange died of heart failure yesterday, aged just 55.
FLAMBOYANT Visage frontman Steve Strange died of heart failure yesterday, aged 55.