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Verb: stray  strey
  1. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    "They strayed from town to town";
    - roll, wander, swan, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
     
  2. Wander from a direct course or at random
    "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her";
    - err, drift
     
  3. Lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    "She always strays when telling a story";
    - digress, divagate, wander
Adjective: stray  strey
  1. Not close together in time
    "a few stray crumbs";
    - isolated
     
  2. (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home
    "a stray calf"; "a stray dog"
Noun: stray  strey
  1. An animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)

Derived forms: strayed, strays, straying

See also: lost, sporadic

Type of: domestic animal, domesticated animal, go, locomote, move, tell, travel

Encyclopedia: Stray