- –adj.1. unusual; odd; queer; peculiar: »
a strange accident. What a strange experience! She wears strange, old-fashioned clothing. 'Tis strange—but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction (Byron).2. not known, seen, or heard of before; not familiar: »
strange faces, a strange language. She is moving to a strange place. A strange cat is on our steps. The custom was strange to them.SYNONYM(S): unfamiliar, new, novel.3. not used (to); unaccustomed (to); inexperienced (at): »
He is strange to the work but will soon learn.4. out of place; not at home: »
a strange dog walking down a street. The poor child felt strange in the palace.5. distant or cold; reserved.–adv.in a strange manner.╂[< Old French estrange < Latin extrāneus foreign. See etym. of doublet extraneous (Cf. ↑extraneous). See related etym. at estrange. (Cf. ↑estrange)]–strange´ly, adverb.Synonym Study adjective. 1 Strange, odd, peculiar, mean unusual or out of the ordinary. Strange applies to what is unfamiliar, unknown, or unaccustomed: »
A strange quiet pervaded the city.Odd applies to what is irregular or puzzling: »
That house has been painted with an odd combination of colors.Peculiar applies to what is unique or different from others: »
Raising frogs is a peculiar way to make a living.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.