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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Strange \Strange\, a. [Compar. Stranger; superl. Strangest.] [OE. estrange, F. ['e]trange, fr. L. extraneus that is without, external, foreign, fr. extra on the outside. See Extra, and cf. Estrange, Extraneous.] 1. Belonging to another country; foreign. "To seek strange strands." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] One of the strange queen's lords. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers tongues. --Ascham. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to others; not one's own; not pertaining to one's self; not domestic. [1913 Webster] So she, impatient her own faults to see, Turns from herself, and in strange things delights. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] 3. Not before known, heard, or seen; new. [1913 Webster] Here is the hand and seal of the duke; you know the character, I doubt not; and the signet is not strange to you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual; irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer. "He is sick of a strange fever." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Sated at length, erelong I might perceive Strange alteration in me. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Reserved; distant in deportment. --Shak. [1913 Webster] She may be strange and shy at first, but will soon learn to love thee. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 6. Backward; slow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Who, loving the effect, would not be strange In favoring the cause. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 7. Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced. [1913 Webster] In thy fortunes am unlearned and strange. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Strange is often used as an exclamation. [1913 Webster] Strange! what extremes should thus preserve the snow High on the Alps, or in deep caves below. --Waller. [1913 Webster] Strange sail (Naut.), an unknown vessel. Strange woman (Script.), a harlot. --Prov. v. 3. To make it strange. (a) To assume ignorance, suspicion, or alarm, concerning it. --Shak. (b) To make it a matter of difficulty. [Obs.] --Chaucer. To make strange, To make one's self strange. (a) To profess ignorance or astonishment. (b) To assume the character of a stranger. --Gen. xlii. 7. [1913 Webster] Syn: Foreign; new; outlandish; wonderful; astonishing; marvelous; unusual; odd; uncommon; irregular; queer; eccentric. [1913 Webster]