Synonyms for stray

Synonyms for (noun) stray

Synonyms: stray

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

Similar words: domestic animal, domesticated animal

Definition: any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment

Synonyms for (verb) stray

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: tell

Definition: let something be known

Usage: Tell them that you will be late


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms for (adjective) stray

Synonyms: isolated, stray

Definition: not close together in time

Usage: isolated instances of rebellion; a few stray crumbs

Similar words: sporadic

Definition: recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

Usage: a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids


Synonyms: stray

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

Usage: a stray calf; a stray dog

Similar words: lost

Definition: no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered

Usage: a lost child; lost friends; his lost book; lost opportunities