adjective, strang·er, strang·est.
Origin of strange
Examples from the Web for strangest
And one of the strangest odysseys I can imagine is “To Know Him Is To Love Him.”Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the strangest moment in the show was when Cruise dragged Holmes out to the cheering crowd.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?|Tim Teeman|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, we rounded up the strangest, most surprising facts about The Lion King.‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic|Kevin Fallon|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Senate race was one of the dirtiest, grimiest, strangest campaigns in recent political history.
Biblical scholars have called this passage among “the strangest,” “most obscure,” and “most difficult” in the Hebrew Bible.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still Kit had no answer, for over at the corn-crib she beheld the strangest scene.Kit of Greenacre Farm|Izola Forrester
The face which she turned towards us was of the strangest livid tint, and the features were absolutely devoid of any expression.
Induce her to do this, and to behold the wonders of the strangest country in the universe.Tales Of The Trains|Charles James Lever
The holder of it proved to be a workman of the gang, and between us and him the strangest parley ensued.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
The later years of Artigas present the strangest contrast to his early life.Uruguay|W. H. Koebel
British Dictionary definitions for strangest
- 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
Word Origin and History for strangest
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.