Associations to the word «Strange»


STRANGE, adjective. Not normal; odd, unusual, surprising, out of the ordinary.
STRANGE, adjective. Unfamiliar, not yet part of one's experience.
STRANGE, adjective. (physics) Having the quantum mechanical property of strangeness.
STRANGE, adjective. (obsolete) Belonging to another country; foreign.
STRANGE, adjective. (obsolete) Reserved; distant in deportment.
STRANGE, adjective. (obsolete) Backward; slow.
STRANGE, adjective. (obsolete) Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced.
STRANGE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To alienate; to estrange.
STRANGE, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To be estranged or alienated.
STRANGE, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To wonder; to be astonished.
STRANGE, noun. (slang) (uncountable) vagina
STRANGE, proper noun. A surname​.
STRANGE ATTRACTOR, noun. (mathematics) An attractor that has non-integer dimension or whose dynamics on it are chaotic.
STRANGE ATTRACTORS, noun. Plural of strange attractor
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, noun. (idiomatic) An unusual combination or political alliance
STRANGE BIRD, noun. (idiomatic) An unusual person, especially an individual with an idiosyncratic personality or peculiar behavioral characteristics.
STRANGE FISH, noun. Odd fish
STRANGE MATTER, noun. (physics) A proposed form of matter that includes strange quarks in addition to the usual up and down quarks of nuclear matter.
STRANGE MATTER, noun. (physics) A proposed very stable form of matter that protons and neutrons might decay into; matter composed of strangelets.
STRANGE MATTER, noun. Used in literal contexts: see strange,‎ matter.
STRANGE QUARK, noun. A quark having a fractional electric charge of -1/3 and a mass about 80 to 130 MeV. Symbol: s
STRANGE QUARKS, noun. Plural of strange quark
STRANGE WOMAN, noun. (obsolete) (Scripture) A harlot.

Dictionary definition

STRANGE, adjective. Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has".
STRANGE, adjective. Not known before; "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house".
STRANGE, adjective. Relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city".

Wise words

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Noam Chomsky