Definition of 'strange'

See related content

Synonyms of "strange"
Synonyms of "strange"
French Translation of "strange"
French Translation of "strange"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : geek chic
Word of the day : geek chic
Hindi Translation of "strange"
Hindi Translation of "strange"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
Collins English Dictionary apps
Collins English Dictionary apps

Video: pronunciation of 'strange'

Example sentences containing 'strange'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The atmosphere of the city was strange. James Fergusson KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)The world is full of strange people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To bring it to a halt feels strange. The Sun (2013)There is something strange and magical about that time for us at the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is a rather strange course with strange jockeys riding unfamiliar horses. The Sun (2012)The strange thing is that people are just watching it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What remains the same is the strange dynamic seen only in banking marriages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We were always like an island in a strange place. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There was something wild and strange about light. Zindell, David The Broken God (1993)Their aeroplane smelled new and strange and the ladder still had protective grease on it. Len Deighton BomberThat would be a little bit strange. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was a strange feeling of spite mingling with the familiar atmosphere of anger now. Patrick O'Brian Richard TempleThis album has a slightly strange genesis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It would be really strange to lose confidence after conceding one goal at home all season. The Sun (2009)Finding out what to do in a strange city from people in the know is a winner. The Sun (2013)The sound the people made was strange. James Fergusson KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)It feels equally strange and normal to be here. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At first our new behaviour will seem strange and unfamiliar to us. Lindenfield, Gael 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)Consider any strange or unusual occurrences that have happened to you which might be a sign you have psychic ability. The Sun (2009)Is it a strange alien force? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is perhaps part and parcel of human nature to wish to experience strange and unusual feelings or changes in mood and perceptions. McKenzie, James F. & Pinger, Robert R. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)It's set in this weird pagan village where strange aliens visit. The Sun (2011)The fire brigade said: 'It was a strange accident. The Sun (2013)He declared: 'It a strange smell. The Sun (2006)

Trends of 'strange'

Very Common. strange is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:

Translations for 'strange'

British English: strange /streɪndʒ/ ADJECTIVE
Strange means unusual or unexpected.
I had a strange dream.
  • American English: strange
  • Arabic: غَرِيب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: estranho
  • Chinese: 奇怪的
  • Croatian: čudan
  • Czech: podivný
  • Danish: mærkelig
  • Dutch: vreemd
  • European Spanish: extraño
  • Finnish: kummallinen
  • French: étrange
  • German: seltsam
  • Greek: αλλόκοτος
  • Italian: strano
  • Japanese: 奇妙な
  • Korean: 이상한
  • Norwegian: fremmed
  • Polish: dziwny
  • European Portuguese: estranho
  • Romanian: ciudat
  • Russian: незнакомый
  • Latin American Spanish: extraño
  • Swedish: konstig
  • Thai: แปลก
  • Turkish: garip
  • Ukrainian: дивний
  • Vietnamese: kỳ lạ


Definition of strange from the Collins English Dictionary
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access