4. Not according to the common way; novel; odd; unusual; irregular; extraordinary; unnatural; queer. He is sick of a strange fever. Sated at length, erelong I might perceive Strange alteration in me. (milton)
7. Not familiar; unaccustomed; inexperienced. In thy fortunes am unlearned and strange. (Shak)
Strange is often used as an exclamation. Strange! what extremes should thus preserve the snow high on the alps, or in deep caves below. (waller) Strange sail, an unknown vessel. Strange woman, a harlot. To make it strange. To assume ignorance, suspicion, or alarm, concerning it. To make it a matter of difficulty. To make strange, To make one's self strange. To [[profess ignorance or astonishment. To assume the character of a stranger.
Origin: OE. Estrange, F. Etrange, fr. L. Extraneus that is without, external, foreign, fr. Extra on the outside. See Extra, and cf. Estrange, Extraneous.