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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stranger  \Stran"ger\,  n.  [OF.  estrangier,  F.  ['e]tranger.  See 
  1.  One  who  is  strange,  foreign,  or  unknown.  Specifically: 
  a  One  who  comes  from  a  foreign  land;  a  foreigner. 
  I  am  a  most  poor  woman  and  a  stranger,  Born  out 
  of  your  dominions.  --Shak. 
  b  One  whose  home  is  at  a  distance  from  the  place  where 
  he  is  but  in  the  same  country. 
  c  One  who  is  unknown  or  unacquainted;  as  the  gentleman 
  is  a  stranger  to  me  hence  one  not  admitted  to 
  communication,  fellowship,  or  acquaintance. 
  Melons  on  beds  of  ice  are  taught  to  bear,  And 
  strangers  to  the  sun  yet  ripen  here 
  My  child  is  yet  a  stranger  in  the  world.  --Shak. 
  I  was  no  stranger  to  the  original.  --Dryden. 
  2.  One  not  belonging  to  the  family  or  household;  a  guest;  a 
  To  honor  and  receive  Our  heavenly  stranger. 
  3.  (Law)  One  not  privy  or  party  an  act  contract,  or  title;  a 
  mere  intruder  or  intermeddler;  one  who  interferes  without 
  right  as  actual  possession  of  land  gives  a  good  title 
  against  a  stranger  having  no  title;  as  to  strangers,  a 
  mortgage  is  considered  merely  as  a  pledge;  a  mere  stranger 
  to  the  levy. 
  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]: 
  Stranger  \Stran"ger\,  v.  t. 
  To  estrange;  to  alienate.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  anyone  who  does  not  belong  in  the  environment  in  which  they 
  are  found  [syn:  {alien},  {unknown}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  This  word  generally  denotes  a  person  from  a  foreign  land 
  residing  in  Palestine.  Such  persons  enjoyed  many  privileges  in 
  common  with  the  Jews,  but  still  were  separate  from  them  The 
  relation  of  the  Jews  to  strangers  was  regulated  by  special  laws 
  (Deut.  23:3;  24:14-21;  25:5;  26:10-13).  A  special  signification 
  is  also  sometimes  attached  to  this  word  In  Gen.  23:4  it  denotes 
  one  resident  in  a  foreign  land;  Ex  23:9,  one  who  is  not  a  Jew; 
  Num.  3:10,  one  who  is  not  of  the  family  of  Aaron;  Ps  69:8,  an 
  alien  or  an  unknown  person.  The  Jews  were  allowed  to  purchase 
  strangers  as  slaves  (Lev.  25:44,  45),  and  to  take  usury  from 
  them  (Deut.  23:20). 

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