AskDefine | Define stranger

Dictionary Definition

stranger n : anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found [syn: alien, unknown]

User Contributed Dictionary



estrange, from extraneus, from extra.


  • a UK streɪndʒə


  1. comparative of strange

Derived terms


  1. A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
  2. An outsider or foreigner
    • 1961, Robert Heinlein: “Stranger in a Strange Land”
  3. A newcomer.


person whom one does not know
  • Dutch: vreemde
  • French: étranger, étrangère
  • German: Fremder
  • Greek: ξένος, άγνωστος
  • Italian: straniero, straniera
  • Spanish: desconocido
  • Czech: cizinec
  • French: étranger, étrangère
  • German: Fremder , Ausländer
  • Greek: ξένος, αλλοδαπός
  • Indonesian: orang asing
  • Italian: straniero, straniera
  • Spanish: forastero, extranjero
Translations to be checked

See also


Extensive Definition

The Stranger may refer to:
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In film:
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In comics:
In games:
  • Stranger (Myst), the player character in the Myst series of games
  • The Stranger, the main character in the game Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
  • The Stranger, the main character in the game Nocturne, and a secondary character in the game Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr

See also

stranger in French: The Stranger
stranger in Dutch: The Stranger
stranger in Japanese: 異邦人
stranger in Vietnamese: Stranger (định hướng)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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