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Definition of Stranger


  1. One who is strange, foreign, or unknown.
  2. One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner.
  3. One whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country.
  4. One who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance.
  5. One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.
  6. 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.
  7. To estrange; to alienate.

Stranger Quotations

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Melody Beattie

People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don't you feel a certain alienation?
Gunter Grass

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Mark Twain

Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn't advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn't wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.
Emma Watson

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Stranger Translations

stranger in Dutch is vreemdeling, onbekende, vreemde
stranger in German is Fremdling, Fremder, Fremder, Unbekannter
stranger in Latin is hospes
stranger in Norwegian is fremmed
stranger in Portuguese is desconhecido
stranger in Spanish is forastero
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