Definition of 'stranger'
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There is a sense of each resident passing on the news that there are strangers in town. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At least one writer has attempted to produce fiction that was stranger than fact. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You value your own life more than the life of a stranger in another country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You could do this with strangers or with people you know. 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)Ten of those victims will be random strangers. The Sun (2013)For me in this case it was two strangers. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)Some have ugly histories in common and one is a stranger to hygiene. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was much stranger behaviour going on in the street on a daily basis. The Sun (2015)The amount of trust placed in virtual strangers was unnerving. Living with Angina (1991)It got us used to strangers giving something a rating that makes us feel comfortable with trust. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His first assignment was to meet a mysterious stranger off a train. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What would your daughter do if a large group of undesirable strangers crashed her party? You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)Stranger still were the new arrangements in the bass department. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It makes me feel like a stranger. The Sun (2014)Police officers try to prove a stranger in their town is responsible for a bank robbery. The Sun (2014)Just look at the social networking sites where people are telling their whole life story to strangers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sometimes they told complete strangers what had happened. Times, Sunday Times (2013) People accept total strangers as pals just to increase their profile. The Sun (2008)It was with random strangers who were crazy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Beside the vault of his ancestors stood two strangers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If a stranger knows one person he soon knows hundreds. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)That it should be pitching for the most coveted prizes in cinema is a far stranger fiction than the story itself. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: stranger /ˈstreɪndʒə/ NOUN
A stranger is someone you have not met before or do not know at all. If two people are strangers, they have never met or do not know each other at all.
Telling a complete stranger about your life is difficult.
- American English: stranger
- Arabic: غَرِيب
- Brazilian Portuguese: desconhecido
- Chinese: 陌生人
- Croatian: stranac
- Czech: cizí člověk
- Danish: fremmed
- Dutch: vreemdeling
- European Spanish: desconocido
- Finnish: muukalainen
- French: inconnu
- German: Fremder
- Greek: ξένος άνθρωπος
- Italian: estraneo
- Japanese: 知らない人
- Korean: 낯선 사람
- Norwegian: fremmed
- Polish: nieznajomy
- European Portuguese: desconhecido
- Romanian: străin
- Russian: незнакомец
- Spanish: desconocido
- Swedish: främling
- Thai: คนแปลกหน้า
- Turkish: yabancı
- Ukrainian: незнайомець
- Vietnamese: người lạ
Definition of stranger from the Collins English Dictionary
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