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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strange  \Strange\,  a.  [Compar.  {Stranger};  superl.  {Strangest}.] 
  [OE.  estrange,  F.  ['e]trange,  fr  L.  extraneus  that  is 
  without  external,  foreign,  fr  extra  on  the  outside.  See 
  {Extra},  and  cf  {Estrange},  {Extraneous}.] 
  1.  Belonging  to  another  country;  foreign.  ``To  seek  strange 
  strands.''  --Chaucer. 
  One  of  the  strange  queen's  lords.  --Shak. 
  I  do  not  contemn  the  knowledge  of  strange  and  divers 
  tongues.  --Ascham. 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  others  not  one's  own  not  pertaining 
  to  one's  self  not  domestic. 
  So  she  impatient  her  own  faults  to  see  Turns  from 
  herself,  and  in  strange  things  delights.  --Sir  J. 
  3.  Not  before  known  heard,  or  seen;  new 
  Here  is  the  hand  and  seal  of  the  duke;  you  know  the 
  character,  I  doubt  not  and  the  signet  is  not 
  strange  to  you  --Shak. 
  4.  Not  according  to  the  common  way  novel;  odd;  unusual; 
  irregular;  extraordinary;  unnatural;  queer.  ``He  is  sick 
  of  a  strange  fever.''  --Shak. 
  Sated  at  length,  erelong  I  might  perceive  Strange 
  alteration  in  me  --Milton. 
  5.  Reserved;  distant  in  deportment.  --Shak. 
  She  may  be  strange  and  shy  at  first  but  will  soon 
  learn  to  love  thee.  --Hawthorne. 
  6.  Backward;  slow.  [Obs.] 
  Who  loving  the  effect,  would  not  be  strange  In 
  favoring  the  cause  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  7.  Not  familiar;  unaccustomed;  inexperienced. 
  In  thy  fortunes  am  unlearned  and  strange.  --Shak. 
  Note:  Strange  is  often  used  as  an  exclamation. 
  Strange!  what  extremes  should  thus  preserve  the 
  snow  High  on  the  Alps,  or  in  deep  caves  below. 
  {Strange  sail}  (Naut.),  an  unknown  vessel. 
  {Strange  woman}  (Script.),  a  harlot.  --Prov.  v.  3. 
  {To  make  it  strange}. 
  a  To  assume  ignorance,  suspicion,  or  alarm,  concerning 
  it  --Shak. 
  b  To  make  it  a  matter  of  difficulty.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  {To  make  strange},  {To  make  one's  self  strange}. 
  a  To  profess  ignorance  or  astonishment. 
  b  To  assume  the  character  of  a  stranger.  --Gen.  xlii  7. 
  Syn:  Foreign;  new  outlandish;  wonderful;  astonishing; 
  marvelous;  unusual;  odd;  uncommon;  irregular;  queer; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strange  \Strange\,  adv 
  Strangely.  [Obs.] 
  Most  strange,  but  yet  most  truly,  will  I  speak.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strange  \Strange\,  v.  t. 
  To  alienate;  to  estrange.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Strange  \Strange\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  estranged  or  alienated.  [Obs.] 
  2.  To  wonder;  to  be  astonished.  [Obs.]  --Glanvill. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  definitely  out  of  the  ordinary  and  unexpected; 
  slightly  odd  or  even  a  bit  weird;  "a  strange 
  exaltation  that  was  indefinable";  "a  strange 
  fantastical  mind";  "what  a  strange  sense  of  humor  she 
  has"  [syn:  {unusual}]  [ant:  {familiar}] 
  2:  not  known  before  "used  many  strange  words";  "saw  many 
  strange  faces  in  the  crowd";  "don't  let  anyone  unknown 
  into  the  house"  [syn:  {unknown}] 
  3:  being  or  from  or  characteristic  of  another  place  or  part  of 
  the  world;  "alien  customs";  "exotic  plants  in  a 
  greenhouse";  "moved  to  a  strange  country"  [syn:  {alien},  {exotic}] 
  4:  not  at  ease  or  comfortable;  "felt  strange  among  so  many 
  important  people" 

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