What does Straggle mean?

Definitions for Straggle
ˈstræg əlStrag·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straggle(verb)

    a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)

    "a straggle of outbuildings"; "a straggle of followers"

  2. sidetrack, depart, digress, straggle(verb)

    wander from a direct or straight course

  3. sprawl, straggle(verb)

    go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way

    "Branches straggling out quite far"


  1. straggle(Verb)

    To stray from the road, course or line of march.

  2. straggle(Verb)

    To wander about; ramble.

  3. straggle(Verb)

    To spread at irregular intervals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straggle(verb)

    to wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the line of march or desert the line of battle; as, when troops are on the march, the men should not straggle

  2. Straggle(verb)

    to wander at large; to roam idly about; to ramble

  3. Straggle(verb)

    to escape or stretch beyond proper limits, as the branches of a plant; to spread widely apart; to shoot too far or widely in growth

  4. Straggle(verb)

    to be dispersed or separated; to occur at intervals

  5. Straggle(noun)

    the act of straggling

  6. Origin: [Freq. of OE. straken to roam, to stroke. See Stroke, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Straggle

    strag′l, v.i. to wander from the course: to ramble: to stretch beyond proper limits: to be dispersed.—ns. Stragg′ler, one who straggles from the course: a wandering fellow: a vagabond: a migratory animal found away from its usual range; Stragg′le-tooth, a misshapen or misplaced tooth.—adv. Stragg′lingly, in a straggling manner.—n. Straggl′ing-mon′ey, money paid for apprehending deserters and men absent without leave: money deducted from the wages of such absentees.—adj. Stragg′ly, straggling, spread out. [For strackle, freq. of M. E. straken—A.S. strícan, to go.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Straggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Straggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Straggle in a Sentence

  1. Erma Bombeck:

    A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory an empty gin bottle.

Images & Illustrations of Straggle

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  • تفرقArabic
  • eksyä, levitellä, kuljeksiaFinnish
  • disperdersi, sparpagliarsi, girovagare, distaccarsi, arrivare alla spicciolata, abbandonare la strada maestraItalian
  • tūtārereMāori
  • сбиться, отбиться, бродить, блуждатьRussian
  • 落伍Chinese

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