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stray

stray

 
 
pronunciation:
streI
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: intransitive 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.
synonyms:
deviate, straggle, wander off
antonyms:
follow
similar words:
apostatize, backslide, drift, err, veer
definition 2: to deviate from accepted behavior or opinion.
synonyms:
deviate
similar words:
differ, vary
definition 3: to wander mentally; digress or be distracted.
synonyms:
digress, divagate, wander
similar words:
drift, ramble
definition 4: to roam or meander.
synonyms:
divagate, drift, meander, ramble, roam, rove, wander
similar words:
mosey, range
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one that has strayed, esp. a domestic animal that has wandered from its home.
synonyms:
waif
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: straying or having strayed; lost or out of place.
a stray doga stray hair
similar words:
abandoned, homeless, lost, out of place, roaming, wandering
definition 2: scattered, isolated, or incidental.
a stray clouda stray thought
synonyms:
scattered
similar words:
chance, incidental, isolated, occasional, random, separate
derivation: strayer (n.)
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