Not normal; odd, unusual, surprising, out of the ordinary.
- He thought it strange that his girlfriend wore shorts in the winter.
Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.
- Sated at length, erelong I might perceive / Strange alteration in me.
- I moved to a strange town when I was ten.
* 1955 , edition, ISBN 0553249592, pages 48–49:
- Here is the hand and seal of the duke; you know the character, I doubt not; and the signet is not strange to you.
(physics) Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.
* 2004 Frank Close, Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction , Oxford, page 93:
- She's probably sitting there hoping a couple of strange detectives will drop in.
(obsolete) Belonging to another country; foreign.
- A strange quark is electrically charged, carrying an amount -1/3, as does the down quark.
- one of the strange queen's lords
(obsolete) Reserved; distant in deportment.
- I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers tongues.
- She may be strange and shy at first, but will soon learn to love thee.
(obsolete) Backward; slow.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
(obsolete) Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.
- Who, loving the effect, would not be strange / In favouring the cause.
- In thy fortunes am unlearned and strange .
* (not normal
) bizarre, fremd, odd, out of the ordinary, peculiar, queer, singular, unwonted, weird
, not part of one's experience
): new, unfamiliar, unknown
* See also
* for some strange reason
* like a cat in a strange garret
* strange as it may seem
* strange bird
* strange matter
* strange quark
* stranger things happen at sea, stranger things have happened at sea
* strange to say
* truth is stranger than fiction
(obsolete) To alienate; to estrange.
(obsolete) To be estranged or alienated.
(obsolete) To wonder; to be astonished.
(slang, uncountable) vagina
One who is not part of a community or organization.
A newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community.
- While the initiated easily understand the symbols, they are wholly inaccessible to outsiders .
A competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse
- Seeing the mess professional politicians have made of things is it any wonder the electorate is beginning to prefer outsiders .
- Johnny was an outsider at this years karate tournament, but he still managed to win second place out of sheer determination.
* See also