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Stranger

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Noun
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strang=er

CIDE DICTIONARY

Strangern. [OF. estrangier, F. étranger. See Strange.].
  •  One who is strange, foreign, or unknown.  [1913 Webster]
    "I am a most poor woman and a stranger,
    Born out of your dominions.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Melons on beds of ice are taught to bear,
    And strangers to the sun yet ripen here.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "My child is yet a stranger in the world."  [1913 Webster]
    "I was no stranger to the original."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.  [1913 Webster]
    "To honor and receive
    Our heavenly stranger.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Strangerv. t. 
     To estrange; to alienate.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Stranger, n.
1 a person who does not know or is not known in a particular place or company.
2 (often foll. by to) a person one does not know (was a complete stranger to me).
3 (foll. by to) a person entirely unaccustomed to (a feeling, experience, etc.) (no stranger to controversy).
4 a floating tea-leaf etc. held to foretell the arrival of a visitor.
5 Parl. a person who is not a member or official of the House of Commons.

Etymology
ME f. OF estrangier ult. f. L (as STRANGE)

THESAURUS

Stranger

Jim Crow, Uitlander, alien, apartheid, auslander, barbarian, color bar, deracine, displaced person, division, emigre, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, exile, foreign devil, foreigner, gringo, immigrant, insularity, insulation, isolation, know-nothingism, narrowness, newcomer, out-group, outcast, outlander, outlaw, outsider, parochialism, persona non grata, quarantine, race hatred, racial segregation, refugee, seclusion, segregation, separation, snobbishness, the Wandering Jew, tightness, tramontane, transient, ultramontane, visitor, wanderer, xenophobia

ROGET THESAURUS

Stranger

Extraneousness

N extraneousness, extrinsicality, exteriority, alienage, alienism, foreign body, foreign substance, foreign element, alien, stranger, intruder, interloper, foreigner, novus homo, newcomer, immigrant, emigrant, creole, Africander, outsider, Dago, wop, mick, polak, greaser, slant, Easterner, Dutchman, tenderfoot, extraneous, foreign, alien, ulterior, tramontane, ultramontane, excluded, inadmissible, exceptional, in foreign parts, in foreign lands, abroad, beyond seas, over sea on one's travels.


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