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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straggler, strayernoun

    someone who strays or falls behind

Wiktionary

  1. stragglernoun

    One who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which he belongs.

  2. stragglernoun

    One who falls behind the rest.

  3. stragglernoun

    One who rambles without any settled direction.

  4. stragglernoun

    A roving vagabond.

  5. stragglernoun

    Something that shoots, or spreads out, beyond the rest, or too far; an exuberant growth.

  6. stragglernoun

    Something that stands alone or by itself.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stragglernoun

    Etymology: from straggle.

    The last should keep the countries from passage of stragglers from those parts, whence they use to come forth, and oftentimes use to work much mischief. Edmund Spenser, Ireland.

    Let’s whip these stragglers o’er the seas again,
    Lash hence these over-weening rags of France,
    These famish’d beggars. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    His pruning hook corrects the vines,
    And the loose stragglers to their ranks confines. Alexander Pope.

    Bottles missing are supposed to be half stolen by stragglers, and the other half broken. Jonathan Swift.

    Let thy hand supply the pruning knife,
    And crop luxuriant stragglers, nor be loth
    To strip the branches of their leafy growth. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stragglernoun

    one who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which he belongs; one who falls behind the rest; one who rambles without any settled direction

  2. Stragglernoun

    a roving vagabond

  3. Stragglernoun

    something that shoots, or spreads out, beyond the rest, or too far; an exuberant growth

  4. Stragglernoun

    something that stands alone or by itself

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. straggler

    1. Any personnel, vehicles, ships, or aircraft which, without apparent purpose or assigned mission, become separated from their unit, column, or formation. 2. A ship separated from its convoy by more than 5 nautical miles, through inability to keep up, and unable to rejoin before dark, or over 10 nautical miles from its convoy whether or not it can rejoin before dark. See also romper.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straggler in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straggler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for straggler

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  • Versprengte, Versprengter, Landstreicher, Bummler, Vagabund, Nachzüglerin, Landstreicherin, NachzüglerGerman
  • vago, rezagadoSpanish
  • traînardFrench
  • घुमक्कड़Hindi
  • whakatakereMāori
  • schooier, afwijkeling, zwerver, achterblijver, uitwasDutch
  • geride kalan, serseri, aylak, avareTurkish

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