Definition of "strange" []

  • Not previously known; unfamiliar. (adjective)
  • Out of the ordinary; unusual or striking. (adjective)
  • Differing from the normal. (adjective)
  • Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; exotic. (adjective)
  • Reserved in manner; distant. (adjective)
  • Odd, unusual, or extraordinary in appearance, effect, manner, etc; peculiar (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Not known, seen, or experienced before; unfamiliar (adjective)
  • Not easily explained (adjective)
  • Inexperienced (in) or unaccustomed (to) (adjective)
  • Not of one's own kind, locality, etc; alien; foreign (adjective)
  • Shy; distant; reserved (adjective)
  • Denoting a particular flavour of quark (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to a hypothetical form of matter composed of such quarks (adjective)
  • In a strange manner (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "strange" in a sentence
  • "‘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."