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Stranger vs. Foreigner

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Strangernoun

A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.

‘That gentleman is a stranger to me.’; ‘Children are taught not to talk to strangers.’;

Foreignernoun

A person from a foreign country.

Strangernoun

An outsider or foreigner.

Foreignernoun

A private job run by an employee at a trade factory rather than going through the business.

Strangernoun

One not admitted to communion or fellowship.

Foreignernoun

A person belonging to or owning allegiance to a foreign country; one not native in the country or jurisdiction under consideration, or not naturalized there; an alien; a stranger.

‘Joy is such a foreigner,So mere a stranger to my thoughts.’; ‘Nor could the majesty of the English crown appear in a greater luster, either to foreigners or subjects.’;

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Strangernoun

A newcomer.

Foreignernoun

a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

Strangernoun

(humorous) One who has not been seen for a long time.

‘Hello, stranger!’;

Foreignernoun

someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group

Strangernoun

(obsolete) One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.

Strangernoun

(legal) One not privy or party to an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right.

‘Actual possession of land gives a good title against a stranger having no title.’;

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Strangernoun

(obsolete) A superstitious premonition of the coming of a visitor by a bit of stalk in a cup of tea, the guttering of a candle, etc.

Strangerverb

To estrange; to alienate.

Strangernoun

One who is strange, foreign, or unknown.

Strangernoun

One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner.

‘I am a most poor woman and a stranger,Born out of your dominions.’;

Strangernoun

One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.

‘To honor and receiveOur heavenly stranger.’;

Strangernoun

One whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country.

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Strangernoun

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.

Strangernoun

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.’; ‘My child is yet a stranger in the world.’; ‘I was no stranger to the original.’;

Strangerverb

To estrange; to alienate.

Strangernoun

anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

Stranger

A stranger is a person who is unknown to another person or group. Because of this unknown status, a stranger may be perceived as a threat until their identity and character can be ascertained.

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