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stran·ger

stranger

 
 
pronunciation:
streIn jr
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person with whom one is unacquainted.
The child won't talk to strangers.A few weeks ago they'd been strangers, but now they were in love.
antonyms:
intimate
definition 2: someone who is unacquainted with or unused to something (usu. fol. by "to").
He's a stranger to the business world.
definition 3: a newcomer to a region or locality.
There are lots of strangers in town during the summer.
synonyms:
newcomer
antonyms:
local
similar words:
alien, outsider
definition 4: a foreigner or alien.
He hadn't grown up on the island and was still considered a stranger by many.
synonyms:
foreigner, outlander
similar words:
alien, outsider
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