Meaning of “strange” in the English Dictionary

"strange" in English

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uk /streɪndʒ/ us /streɪndʒ/

strange adjective (UNUSUAL)

A2 unusual and unexpected, or difficult to understand:

He has some very strange ideas about women!
You say the strangest things sometimes.
I had a strange feeling that we'd met before.
It's strange that tourists almost never visit this village.
That's strange - I'm sure I put my glasses in my bag, but they're not there.
feel strange

to feel uncomfortable and not normal or correct:

I hope that fish was all right - my stomach feels a little strange .

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strange adjective (NOT FAMILIAR)

B1 not known or familiar:

I don't accept rides from strange men.
With so many strange faces around her, the baby started to cry.
I've never been here before either, so it's all strange to me too.

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(Definition of “strange” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strange" in American English

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strangeadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /streɪndʒ/

strange adjective [ -er/-est only ] (UNUSUAL)

not familiar, or difficult to understand; different:

We kept hearing strange noises coming from the attic.
I had a strange feeling that we had met before.
That’s strange – I thought I had locked this door when we left.

strange adjective [ -er/-est only ] (NOT FAMILIAR)

not known or familiar:

I really don’t like strange people coming to my door.

(Definition of “strange” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)