(plural: ‘stangers‘; for the right pronunciation of this word, please click here)
a person who is not known, not a friend; an unknown person;
a person new to a place; a visitor or guest;
a person who does not know or does not have any experience, as in a particular language or in using a device/tool, etc;
(in Law) a person who is not a legal party in a legal matter,
Little John is too young to know that a stranger is not a person who looks strange in appearance or in actions but a normal person whom you don’t know personally or new to a place.
When Martha saw a stranger at her garden gate, she immediately took the broom stick into her hands and shouted to him not to come any closer to the house because there have been several incidents of crime in her locality recently.
Even though Richard is not a stranger to computers, he often feels like a fish out of water with the some strange applications that are actually meant to make Internet users feel comfortable.
Though parents and teachers warn their children repeatedly not to talk to strangers as some strangers may hurt them or kidnap them, some children are so curious that they forget the warnings once they see something interesting in the strangers’ hands and go with them.
Mark and Leslie felt very homely in the village they had to stop when their car broke down as the people there were very friendly and never gave them the feeling that they were total strangers to them.