- Stranger Stran"ger, n. [OF. estrangier, F. ['e]tranger. See
1. One who is strange, foreign, or unknown. Specifically:
(a) One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner.
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]
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. 2000.