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Definition of Stranger

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

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

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Khalil Gibran

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Tecumseh

No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. It would be a bit too easy if we could go about borrowing ready-made souls.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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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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