I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estrangier stranger, foreigner, from estrange Date: 14th century 1. one who is strange: as a. (1) foreigner (2) a resident alien b. one in the house of another as a guest, visitor, or intruder c. a person or thing that is unknown or with whom one is unacquainted d. one who does not belong to or is kept from the activities of a group e. one not privy or party to an act, contract, or title ; one that interferes without right 2. one ignorant of or unacquainted with someone or something II. adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or being a stranger ; foreign III. transitive verb Date: 1606 obsolete estrange, alienate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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