Definitions for stray

Definitions for (noun) stray

Main entry: stray

Definition: an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)

Definitions for (verb) stray

Main entry: divagate, digress, wander, stray

Definition: lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

Usage: She always digresses when telling a story; her mind wanders; Don't digress when you give a lecture

Main entry: tramp, swan, stray, drift, cast, roam, ramble, range, vagabond, wander, roll, rove

Definition: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Usage: The gypsies roamed the woods; roving vagabonds; the wandering Jew; The cattle roam across the prairie; the laborers drift from one town to the next; They rolled from town to town

Main entry: stray, drift, err

Definition: wander from a direct course or at random

Usage: The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her; don't drift from the set course

Definitions for (adj) stray

Main entry: isolated, stray

Definition: not close together in time

Usage: isolated instances of rebellion; a few stray crumbs

Main entry: stray

Definition: (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home

Usage: a stray calf; a stray dog

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