- 1A person whom one does not know or with whom one is not familiar: don’t talk to strangers she remained a stranger to himMore example sentences
- In fact, a lot of times, we're teaching our children to run to a police officer or a fire fighter, and in fact they are strangers.
- We are strangers as much to each other as to this place.
- For the most part we are strangers sharing rooms.
- 1.1A person who does not know, or is not known in, a particular place or community: I’m a stranger in these parts he must have been a stranger to the villageMore example sentences
- Dozens of members were also quizzed in a bid to jog memories and possibly identify anyone who may have been a stranger to the club.
- Mirza, like most romantic heroes, was a stranger to Sahiban's land and belonged to a feuding clan.
- Though he grew up in Ligonier, Corbett is not a stranger to the Seward and Armagh areas.
- 1.2 (stranger to) A person entirely unaccustomed to (a feeling, experience, or situation): he is no stranger to controversyMore example sentences
- Gregg is no stranger to the open road and he experienced his first tour when he was only seven months old.
- She is no stranger to the courts and has had some other experience in conducting a trial.
- However Jason is no stranger to success, albeit at Youth League level.
- 1.3A person who is not a member or official of the House of Commons.More example sentences
- He is supposed to be debating to you and to fellow members of Parliament, and he should not involve strangers.
- Historically, strangers were not allowed in and the right of Parliament to debate in private is still maintained.
- No Member of this House shall presume to bring any stranger into any part of the House or gallery appropriated to the Members of this House while the House, or a committee of the whole House, is sitting.
late Middle English: shortening of Old French estrangier, from Latin extraneus (see strange).