Nonnative vs Stranger - What's the difference?

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Nonnative is a related term of stranger.


As adjectives the difference between nonnative and stranger

is that nonnative is not native while stranger is (strange).

As nouns the difference between nonnative and stranger

is that nonnative is someone who is not a native while 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.

nonnative

English

Alternative forms

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Adjective

(-)
  • Not native
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who is not a native
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  • , passage=If you're a Chicagoan, you will find something in each that you didn't know about; nonnatives will find something in each they'll wish they'd read before making their last trip. }}

    stranger

    English

    Adjective

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

    * See strange

    Noun

    (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.
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  • , 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

    Antonyms

    * (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

    Verb

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

    Anagrams

    * granters