KJV Dictionary Definition: strange



1. Foreign; belonging to anther country.

I do not contemn the knowledge of strange and divers tongues. This sense is nearly obsolete.

2. Not domestic; belonging to others.

So she impatient her own faults to see, turns from herself, and in strange things delights. Nearly obsolete.

3. New; not before known, heard or seen. The former custom was familiar; the latter was new and strange to them. Hence,

4. Wonderful; causing surprise; exciting curiosity. It is strange that men will not receive improvement, when it is shown to be improvement.

Sated at length, ere long I might perceive strange alteration in me.

5. Odd; unusual; irregular; not according to the common way.

Hes strange and peevish.

6. Remote. Little used.

7. Uncommon; unusual.

This made David to admire the law of god at that strange rate.

8. Unacquainted.

They were now at a gage, looking strange at one another.

9. Strange is sometimes uttered by way of exclamation.

Strange! What extremes should thus preserve the snow, high on the Alps, or in deep caves below.

This is an elliptical expression for it is strange.

STRANGE, v.t. To alienate; to estrange. Not in use.


1. To wonder; to be astonished. Not in use.

2. To be estranged or alienated. Not in use.



1. With some relation to foreigners.

2. Wonderfully; in a manner or degree to excite surprise or wonder.

How strangely active are the acts of peace.

It would strangely delight you to see with what spirit he converses.



1. Foreignness; the state of belonging to another country.

If I will obey the gospel, no distance of place, no strangeness of country can make any man a stranger to me.

2. Distance in behavior; reserve; coldness; forbidding manner.

Will you not observe the strangeness of his alterd countenance?

3. Remoteness from common manners or notions; uncouthness.

Men worthier than himself here tend the savage strangeness he puts on.

4. Alienation of mind; estrangement; mutual dislike.

This might seem a means to continue a strangeness between two nations. This sense is obsolete or little used.

5. Wonderfulness; the power of exciting surprise and wonder; uncommonness that raises wonder by novelty.

This raised greater tumults in the hearts of men than the strangeness and seeming unreasonableness of all the former articles.