New vs Stranger - What's the difference?

new | stranger |

As an interjection new

is mew, meow, miaow.

As an adjective stranger is


As a noun stranger is

a person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.

As a verb stranger is

(obsolete|transitive) to estrange; to alienate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia new)


  • Recently made, or created.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Timothy Garton Ash)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli , passage=Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. Some call it geoeconomics, but it's geopolitics too. The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.}}
  • Additional; recently discovered.
  • Current or later, as opposed to former.
  • Used to distinguish something established more recently, named after something or some place previously existing.
  • In original condition; pristine; not previously worn or used.
  • Refreshed, reinvigorated, reformed.
  • Young.
  • Of recent origin; having taken place recently.
  • Strange, unfamiliar or not previously known.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-06, volume=408, issue=8843, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The rise of smart beta , passage=Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.}}
  • Recently arrived or appeared.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage='Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.}}
  • Inexperienced or unaccustomed at some task.
  • (of a period of time) Next; about to begin or recently begun.
  • Synonyms

    * brand new, recent * recent * (current or later) current * brand new, brand spanking new, mint, pristine * born-again, reformed, refreshed, reinvigorated, revived * (young) young, newborn * (of recent origin) fresh * strange, unfamiliar * (recently arrived or appeared) novel, singular * brand new, green * See also


    * ancient, dated, old * dated, old * (current or later) former, old * (distinguishing something established more recently) old * old, used, worn * old * (young) old * (of recent origin) original, previous * familiar, old * (recently arrived or appeared) established * accustomed, experienced, expert


    (en adverb)
  • Newly (especially in composition).
  • new'''-born, '''new'''-formed, '''new'''-found, '''new -mown
  • As new; from scratch.
  • ''They are scraping the site clean to build new .


  • Things that are new.
  • Out with the old, in with the new .
  • (Australia) A kind of light beer.
  • See news.
  • Derived terms

    * anew * brand new * new- * newbie * newco * newie * newish * newling * newly * newlywed * newness * news, news- * Newspeak * renew * New Age * new broom * new chum * new-laid * new moon * new potato * New Testament * new town * new wave * New World * New Year * (New Amsterdam) * (New Australia) * New Brunswick * Newcastle * New Delhi * New England * Newfoundland * New Guinea * New Hampshire * New Holland * New Jersey * (Newmarket) * New Mexico * New Orleans * New South Wales * New York * New Zealand * what else is new * what's new


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To make new; to renew.
  • Statistics





  • (strange)
  • * Truth is stranger than fiction. (English proverb)
  • Derived terms

    * See strange


    (en noun)
  • A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
  • :
  • *
  • *:In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.Strangers might enter the room, but they were made to feel that they were there on sufferance: they were received with distance and suspicion.
  • An outsider or foreigner.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:I am a most poor woman and a stranger , / Born out of your dominions.
  • * (1666-1735)
  • *:Melons on beds of ice are taught to bear, / And strangers to the sun yet ripen here.
  • *1961', : “”
  • A newcomer.
  • *, chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=[…] St.?Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger' s mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.}}
  • (lb) One who has not been seen for a long time.
  • :
  • (lb) One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:To honour and receive / Our heavenly stranger .
  • (lb) One not privy or party an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right.
  • :
  • Synonyms

    * (person whom one does not know) * alien, foreigner, foreign national, non-national/nonnational, non-resident/nonresident, outsider * (newcomer) newbie, newcomer


    * (person whom one does not know) acquaintance, friend * compatriot, countryman, fellow citizen, fellow countryman, national, resident * (newcomer)

    Derived terms

    * be no stranger to * don't be a stranger * stranger danger

    See also

    * myall


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To estrange; to alienate.
  • (Shakespeare)


    * granters