Meaning of stranger


Pronunciation: (strān'jur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person with whom one has had no personal acquaintance: He is a perfect stranger to me.
  2. a newcomer in a place or locality: a stranger in town.
  3. an outsider: They want no strangers in on the club meetings.
  4. a person who is unacquainted with or unaccustomed to something (usually fol. by to): He is no stranger to poverty.
  5. a person who is not a member of the family, group, community, or the like, as a visitor or guest: Our town shows hospitality to strangers.
  6. one not privy or party to an act, proceeding, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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