Origin of stranger
Synonyms for stranger
Antonyms for stranger
adjective, strang·er, strang·est.
Origin of strange
Synonyms for strange
Antonyms for strange
Examples from the Web for stranger
Contemporary Examples of stranger
When I first arrived at Duke, hooking up with a stranger seemed like a way to shed my inhibitions.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
And his pitiless beliefs would be no stranger to the political discourse of today.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
The rate of partner violence dwarfs the number of women who experience sexual assault from a stranger (7%).The Hidden Link Between Women and War
December 3, 2014
“The social convention of not talking to a stranger was fairly rigid at the time,” Weber told me.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
As Europe closes its shores to immigrants and refugees, the pope asks for welcome of the stranger fleeing war.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’
November 30, 2014
Historical Examples of stranger
"Stranger, thou hast not yet learned the fashions of Athens," said Anaxagoras, gravely.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The boy came forward, and examined the stranger with curiosity.
He quickly turned the boat to the shore, and the stranger jumped on board.
"Nothing but a half loaf, and that's dry enough," muttered the stranger.
But for the stranger's presence it would have been attended to two hours earlier.
- denoting a particular flavour of quark
- denoting or relating to a hypothetical form of matter composed of such quarksstrange matter; a strange star
Word Origin for strange
late 13c., "from elsewhere, foreign, unknown, unfamiliar," from Old French estrange (French étrange) "foreign, alien," from Latin 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 adjective. As a form of address to an unknown person, it is recorded from 1817, American English rural colloquial. Meaning "one who has stopped visiting" is recorded from 1520s.