Strange vs Trick - What's the difference?

strange | trick |


As a proper noun strange

is .

As a noun trick is

trick.

strange

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Not normal; odd, unusual, surprising, out of the ordinary.
  • He thought it strange that his girlfriend wore shorts in the winter.
  • * Milton
  • Sated at length, erelong I might perceive / Strange alteration in me.
  • Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.
  • I moved to a strange town when I was ten.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Here is the hand and seal of the duke; you know the character, I doubt not; and the signet is not strange to you.
  • * 1955 , edition, ISBN 0553249592, pages 48–49:
  • She's probably sitting there hoping a couple of strange detectives will drop in.
  • (physics) Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.
  • * 2004 Frank Close, Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction , Oxford, page 93:
  • A strange quark is electrically charged, carrying an amount -1/3, as does the down quark.
  • (obsolete) Belonging to another country; foreign.
  • * Shakespeare
  • one of the strange queen's lords
  • * Ascham
  • I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers tongues.
  • (obsolete) Reserved; distant in deportment.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She may be strange and shy at first, but will soon learn to love thee.
    (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
  • (obsolete) Backward; slow.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Who, loving the effect, would not be strange / In favouring the cause.
  • (obsolete) Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.
  • * Shakespeare
  • In thy fortunes am unlearned and strange .

    Synonyms

    * (not normal) bizarre, fremd, odd, out of the ordinary, peculiar, queer, singular, unwonted, weird * (qualifier, not part of one's experience): new, unfamiliar, unknown * See also

    Antonyms

    * (not normal) everyday, normal, regular (especially US), standard, usual, unsurprising * (qualifier, not part of one's experience): familiar, known

    Derived terms

    * for some strange reason * like a cat in a strange garret * strange as it may seem * strange bird * strangelet * strange matter * strange quark * strangely * strangeness * strangeonium * stranger things happen at sea, stranger things have happened at sea * strange to say * truth is stranger than fiction

    Verb

    (strang)
  • (obsolete) To alienate; to estrange.
  • (obsolete) To be estranged or alienated.
  • (obsolete) To wonder; to be astonished.
  • (Glanvill)

    Statistics

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    Noun

    (no plural)
  • (slang, uncountable) vagina
  • ----

    trick

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (slang) Stylish or cool.
  • Wow, your new sportscar is so trick .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something designed to fool or swindle.
  • A single piece (or business) of a magician's (or any variety entertainer's) act.
  • An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.}}
  • Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank.
  • the tricks of boys
    (Prior)
  • (dated) A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait.
  • a trick''' of drumming with the fingers; a '''trick of frowning
  • * William Shakespeare, King Lear act IV, scene VI:
  • The trick of that voice I do well remember.
  • * William Shakespeare,King John Act I, scene I
  • He hath a trick of Cœur de Lion's face.
  • A knot, braid, or plait of hair.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • (card games) A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • On one nice trick depends the general fate.
  • (slang) An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn .
  • (slang) A customer to a prostitute.
  • An entertaining difficult physical action.
  • A daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs.
  • * 1885 , Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, The Conductor and Brakeman , page 496:
  • On third trick from 12 m. to 8 am, we have W. A. White, formerly operator at Wallula, who thus far has given general satisfaction.
  • * 1899 , New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Deptartment of Labor, Annual Report :
  • Woodside Junction—On 8 hour basis, first trick' $60, second '''trick''' $60, third ' trick $50.
  • * 1949 , Labor arbitration reports , page 738:
  • The Union contends that Fifer was entitled to promotion to the position of Group Leader on the third trick in the Core Room Department.
  • (nautical) A sailor's spell of work at the helm, usually two hours long.
  • A toy; a trifle; a plaything.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Synonyms

    * (something designed to trick) artifice, con, gambit, ploy, rip-off, See also * (magic trick) illusion, magic trick, sleight of hand * (customer to a prostitute) john, see also * (entertaining difficult physical action) * (daily period of work) shift

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fool; to cause to believe something untrue; to deceive.
  • You tried to trick me when you said that house was underpriced.
  • (heraldry) To draw (as opposed to blazon - to describe in words).
  • * 1600 , Hamlet , , by Shakespeare
  • The rugged Pyrrhus, he whose sable arms, / Black as his purpose, did the night resemble / When he lay couched in the ominous horse, / Hath now this dread and black complexion smear'd / With heraldry more dismal; head to foot / Now is he total gules; horridly trick'd / With blood of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons
  • * Ben Jonson
  • They forget that they are in the statutes: there they are tricked , they and their pedigrees.
  • To dress; to decorate; to adorn fantastically; often followed by up'', ''off'', or ''out .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Trick her off in air.
  • * John Locke
  • Tricking up their children in fine clothes.
  • * Macaulay
  • They are simple, but majestic, records of the feelings of the poet; as little tricked out for the public eye as his diary would have been.

    Synonyms

    * (to fool) con, dupe, fool, gull, have, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, rip off * (to trick out) mod * See also

    Derived terms

    * bag of tricks * cheap trick * dirty trick * do the trick * hat trick * how's tricks? * Jedi mind trick * magic trick * politricks * tricker * trickery * trickiness * tricknology * trick out * trick or treat * trick point * trick shot * trickster * tricky * turn a trick, turn tricks