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Definition of "stranger" []

  • One who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance. (noun)
  • A foreigner, newcomer, or outsider. (noun)
  • One who is unaccustomed to or unacquainted with something specified; a novice: a stranger to our language; no stranger to hardship. (noun)
  • A visitor or guest. (noun)
  • Law One that is neither privy nor party to a title, act, or contract. (noun)

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.

Use "stranger" in a sentence
  • ""_Thou shalt not oppress a stranger, for ye know the heart of a stranger_.""
  • "_The comedy of Wilmot successful: The wounded stranger seen at a distance: Oratory abandoned with regret: The dangers that attend being honest: A new invitation from Hector: A journey deferred by an arrest, and another accidental sight of the stranger_"
  • "I pressed him on his use of the term "stranger" to refer to LGBT individuals."