Meaning of strange

strange

Pronunciation: (strānj), [key]
— adj., adv. strang•er, strang•est,
—adj.
  1. unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make.
  2. estranged, alienated, etc., as a result of being out of one's natural environment: In Bombay I felt strange.
  3. situated, belonging, or coming from outside of one's own locality; foreign: to move to a strange place; strange religions.
  4. outside of one's previous experience; hitherto unknown; unfamiliar: strange faces; strange customs.
  5. unaccustomed to or inexperienced in; unacquainted (usually fol. by to): I'm strange to this part of the job.
  6. distant or reserved; shy.
—adv.
  1. in a strange manner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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