(Es`trade") n. [F., fr. Sp. estrado, orig., a carpet on the floor of a room, also, a carpeted platform,
fr. L. stratum bed covering. See Stratum.] (Arch.) A portion of the floor of a room raised above the
general level, as a place for a bed or a throne; a platform; a dais.
He [the teacher] himself should have his desk on a mounted estrade or platform.J. G. Fitch.
(||Es`tra`ma`con") n. [F.]
1. A straight, heavy sword with two edges, used in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2. A blow with edge of a sword. Farrow.
(Es*trange") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Estranged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Estranging.] [OF. estrangier to
remove, F. étranger, L. extraneare to treat as a stranger, from extraneus strange. See Strange.]
1. To withdraw; to withhold; hence, reflexively, to keep at a distance; to cease to be familiar and friendly
We must estrange our belief from everything which is not clearly and distinctly evidenced.Glanvill.
Had we . . . estranged ourselves from them in things indifferent.Hooker.
2. To divert from its original use or purpose, or from its former possessor; to alienate.
They . . . have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods.Jer. xix. 4.
3. To alienate the affections or confidence of; to turn from attachment to enmity or indifference.
I do not know, to this hour, what it is that has estranged him from me.Pope.
He . . . had pretended to be estranged from the Whigs, and had promised to act as a spy upon them.Macaulay.
(Es*tran"ged*ness) n. State of being estranged; estrangement. Prynne.
(Es*trange"ment) n. [Cf. OF. estrangement.] The act of estranging, or the state of
being estranged; alienation.
An estrangement from God.J. C. Shairp.
A long estrangement from better things.South.
(Es*tran"ger) n. One who estranges.
(Es*tran"gle) v. t. To strangle. [Obs.]
(Es`tra*pade") n. [F.] (Man.) The action of a horse, when, to get rid of his rider, he rears,
plunges, and kicks furiously.
(Es*tray") v. i. To stray. [Obs.] Daniel.