Stranger

Definition of Stranger

Stran´ger
n.1.One who is strange, foreign, or unknown.
2.One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner.
I am a most poor woman and a stranger,
Born out of your dominions.
- Shak.
2.One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.
To honor and receive
Our heavenly stranger.
- Milton.
3.One whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country.
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.
4.One who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance.
Melons on beds of ice are taught to bear,
And strangers to the sun yet ripen here.
- Granville.
My child is yet a stranger in the world.
- Shak.
I was no stranger to the original.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.To estrange; to alienate.

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Jim Crow, Uitlander, apartheid, auslander, barbarian, color bar, deracine, displaced person, division, emigre, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, exile, foreign devil, gringo, immigrant, insularity, insulation, isolation, know-nothingism, narrowness, out-group, outcast, outlaw, parochialism, persona non grata, quarantine, race hatred, racial segregation, refugee, seclusion, segregation, separation, snobbishness, the Wandering Jew, tightness, tramontane, transient, ultramontane, visitor, wanderer, xenophobia
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