Definitions for straystreɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

straystreɪ(v.i.)

  1. to deviate from the direct or proper course:

    to stray from the main road.

  2. to wander; roam:

    straying from room to room.

  3. to deviate, as from a moral course.

  4. to become distracted; digress.

  5. (n.)a domestic animal found wandering at large or without an owner.

  6. any homeless or friendless person or animal.

  7. a person or animal that strays.

  8. (adj.)straying or having strayed.

  9. found or occurring apart from others or as an isolated or casual instance; incidental; occasional.

Origin of stray:

1250–1300; (v.) ME, aph. var. of astraien, estraien < OF estraier < VL *extrāvagāre to wander out of bounds (see extravagant )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stray(adj)

    an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)

  2. isolated, stray(adj)

    not close together in time

    "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs"

  3. stray(verb)

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

    "a stray calf"; "a stray dog"

  4. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

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

    "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"

  5. stray, err, drift(verb)

    wander from a direct course or at random

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

  6. digress, stray, divagate, wander(verb)

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

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stray(verb)ɪ

    to accidentally go into a place where you should not be

    tourists who had strayed into a dangerous neighborhood

  2. strayɪ

    (of your mind) to think about sth that is not what you should focus on

    His mind strayed to what she had said last night.

  3. stray(adjective)ɪ

    (of animals) lost and living outdoors

    a stray cat/dog

  4. strayɪ

    not in the correct place

    a stray bullet/bomb

  5. stray(noun)ɪ

    a lost dog or cat living outdoors

    She brings the strays to the shelter.

Wiktionary

  1. stray(Noun)

    Any domestic animal that has an inclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray. Used also figuratively.

  2. stray(Noun)

    The act of wandering or going astray.

  3. stray(Noun)

    An area of common land or place administered for the use of general domestic animals, i.e. "The Stray"

  4. stray(Verb)

    To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way.

  5. stray(Verb)

    To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray.

  6. stray(Verb)

    Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.

  7. stray(Adjective)

    Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a stray horse or sheep.

  8. stray(Adjective)

    In the wrong place; misplaced.

    a stray comma

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stray(adj)

    to wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way

  2. Stray(adj)

    to wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray

  3. Stray(adj)

    figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err

  4. Stray(verb)

    to cause to stray

  5. Stray(verb)

    having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or sheep

  6. Stray(noun)

    any domestic animal that has an inclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray. Used also figuratively

  7. Stray(noun)

    the act of wandering or going astray

Freebase

  1. Stray

    Stray are a British band, formed in 1966. The vocalist Steve Gadd, guitarist Del Bromham, bass player Gary Giles and drummer Steve Crutchley formed the band, whilst all were attending the Christopher Wren School in London. Richard "Ritchie" Cole replaced Crutchley in 1968. They signed to Transatlantic Records in January 1970. The group's brand of melodic, hook-laden hard rock proved to be a popular draw on the local club scene during the early 1970s. However the band did not have commercial success with its record releases. At one stage Charlie Kray, was their manager. Gadd left the band in 1975 due to artistic differences and was replaced on vocals by Pete Dyer. The original Stray finally dissolved in 1977, although Bromham later continued to play in various resurrected versions of the project well into the 2000s. There are two Iron Maiden connections to Stray. "All in Your Mind" from Stray's 1970 debut album was covered by Iron Maiden, and Maiden bassist Steve Harris's daughter Lauren has covered "Come On Over".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stray(adjective)

wandering or lost

stray cats and dogs.

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