Definition for STRAN'GER

STRAN'GER, n. [Fr. etranger.]

  1. A foreigner; one who belongs to another country. Paris and London are visited by strangers from all the countries of Europe.
  2. One of another town, city, state, or province in the same country. The Commencements in American colleges are frequented by multitudes of strangers from the neighboring towns and states.
  3. One unknown. The gentleman is a stranger to me.
  4. One unacquainted. My child is yet a stranger to the world. – Shak. I was no stranger to the original. – Dryden.
  5. A guest; a visitor. – Milton.
  6. One not admitted to any communication or fellowship. Melons on beds of ice are taught to bear, / And strangers to the sun yet ripen here. – Granville.
  7. In law, one not privy or party to an act.

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