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stray

stray

 
 
pronunciation:
streI
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: verb
inflections: strayed, straying, strays
definition 1: to wander from or go beyond a fixed place, course, or practice, or to wander away from a group.
I strayed from the camp and quickly became lost.
synonyms:
deviate, straggle, wander off
antonyms:
follow
similar words:
drift, veer
definition 2: to wander away or drift in thought.
I strayed from what the teacher was saying.
synonyms:
wander
similar words:
drift, ramble
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an animal who has strayed or wandered from its home.
There are many strays in our neighborhood.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: straying or having strayed; lost or out of place.
My family often feeds stray dogs.There are stray hairs all over the bathroom floor.
similar words:
abandoned, homeless, lost, roaming, wandering
derivation: strayer (n.)
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