strange

[streynj]
adjective, stranger, strangest.
1.
unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make.
2.
estranged, alienated, etc., as a result of being out of one's natural environment: In Bombay I felt strange.
3.
situated, belonging, or coming from outside of one's own locality; foreign: to move to a strange place; strange religions.
4.
outside of one's previous experience; hitherto unknown; unfamiliar: strange faces; strange customs.
5.
unaccustomed to or inexperienced in; unacquainted (usually followed by to ): I'm strange to this part of the job.
6.
distant or reserved; shy.
adverb
7.
in a strange manner.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French estrange < Latin extrāneus; see extraneous

strangely, adverb
unstrange, adjective
unstrangely, adverb
unstrangeness, noun


1. bizarre, singular, abnormal, anomalous. Strange, peculiar, odd, queer refer to that which is out of the ordinary. Strange implies that the thing or its cause is unknown or unexplained; it is unfamiliar and unusual: a strange expression. That which is peculiar mystifies, or exhibits qualities not shared by others: peculiar behavior. That which is odd is irregular or unconventional, and sometimes approaches the bizarre: an odd custom. Queer sometimes adds to odd the suggestion of something abnormal and eccentric: queer in the head. 6. aloof.


4–6. familiar.
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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.  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
9.  not standard in a strange manner
 
[C13: from Old French estrange, from Latin extrāneus foreign; see extraneous]
 
'strangely
 
adv

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strange
late 13c., "from elsewhere, foreign, unknown, unfamiliar," from O.Fr. estrange (Fr. étrange) "foreign, alien," from L. extraneus "foreign, external," from extra "outside of" (see extra). Sense of "queer, surprising" is attested from late 14c. Stranger, attested from
late 14c., never picked up the secondary sense of the adj. As a form of address to an unknown person, it is recorded from 1817, Amer.Eng. rural colloq. Meaning "one who has stopped visiting" is recorded from 1530.
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