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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found;
[syn: stranger, alien, unknown]

2. an individual that one is not acquainted with;

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stranger \Stran"ger\, n. [OF. estrangier, F. ['e]tranger. See Strange.] 1. One who is strange, foreign, or unknown. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner. [1913 Webster] I am a most poor woman and a stranger, Born out of your dominions. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) One whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country. [1913 Webster] (c) One who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance. [1913 Webster] Melons on beds of ice are taught to bear, And strangers to the sun yet ripen here. --Granville. [1913 Webster] My child is yet a stranger in the world. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I was no stranger to the original. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor. [1913 Webster] To honor and receive Our heavenly stranger. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stranger \Stran"ger\, v. t. To estrange; to alienate. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stranger n 1: anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found [syn: stranger, alien, unknown] [ant: acquaintance, friend] 2: an individual that one is not acquainted with [ant: acquaintance, friend]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "stranger": Jim Crow, Uitlander, alien, apartheid, auslander, barbarian, color bar, deracine, displaced person, division, emigre, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, exile, foreign devil, foreigner, gringo, immigrant, insularity, insulation, isolation, know-nothingism, narrowness, newcomer, out-group, outcast, outlander, outlaw, outsider, parochialism, persona non grata, quarantine, race hatred, racial segregation, refugee, seclusion, segregation, separation, snobbishness, the Wandering Jew, tightness, tramontane, transient, ultramontane, visitor, wanderer, xenophobia
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Stranger This word generally denotes a person from a foreign land residing in Palestine. Such persons enjoyed many privileges in common with the Jews, but still were separate from them. The relation of the Jews to strangers was regulated by special laws (Deut. 23:3; 24:14-21; 25:5; 26:10-13). A special signification is also sometimes attached to this word. In Gen. 23:4 it denotes one resident in a foreign land; Ex. 23:9, one who is not a Jew; Num. 3:10, one who is not of the family of Aaron; Ps. 69:8, an alien or an unknown person. The Jews were allowed to purchase strangers as slaves (Lev. 25:44, 45), and to take usury from them (Deut. 23:20).
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

STRANGER, persons, contracts. This word has several significations. 1. A person born out of the United States; but in this sense the term alien is more properly applied, until he becomes naturalized. 2. A person who is not privy to an act or contract; example, he who is a stranger to the issue, shall not take advantage of the verdict. Bro. Ab. Record, pl. 3; Vin. Ab. h.t. pl. 1 and vide Com. Dig. Abatement, H 54. 2. When a man undertakes to do a thing, and a stranger interrupts him, this is no excuse. Com. Dig. Condition, L 14. When a party undertakes that a stranger shall do a certain thing, he becomes liable as soon as the stranger refuses to perform it. Bac. Ab. Conditions, Q 4.