strange

[ streynj ]
/ streɪndʒ /

adjective, strang·er, strang·est.

adverb

in a strange manner.

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Origin of strange

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, from Old French estrange, from Latin extrāneus;see extraneous

synonym study for strange

1. 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM strange

strangely, adverbun·strange, adjectiveun·strange·ly, adverbun·strange·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for strange

strange
/ (streɪndʒ) /

adjective

adverb

not standard in a strange manner

Derived forms of strange

strangely, adverb

Word Origin for strange

C13: from Old French estrange, from Latin extrāneus foreign; see extraneous
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