Stray Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Stray? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Words ending with Stray, Words starting with Stray, Example sentences, How to pronounce? Synonyms, Derivations, Antonyms, Related sentences and more...

Stray meaning

Word: Stray

How to pronounce: stre…™

Intransitive verb

Definitions:

1. Move away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place.

Example sentences: "Dog owners are urged not to allow their dogs to stray"

Adjective

Definitions:

1. Not in the right place; separated from the group or target.

Example sentences: "He pushed a few stray hairs from her face"

2. (of a physical quantity) arising as a consequence of the laws of physics, not by deliberate design, and usually having a detrimental effect on the operation or efficiency of equipment.

Example sentences: "Stray capacitance"

Noun

Definitions:

1. A stray person or thing, especially a domestic animal.

Example sentences: "The former stray, who had been Mr Boffey's companion for the past three years, was later found unharmed in another farm vehicle."

2. Electrical phenomena interfering with radio reception.

Example sentences: "A description of the origin and nature of strays and their classification is given; together with a number of methods for their elimination."


Synonyms:

homeless

roam

lose the way

wander

wandering

beat off

deviate

deflect

digress

parasitic

spurious

wayward

distracted

scattered

erratic

waif

tramp

vagabond

errant

astray

haphazard

accidental

drift

ramble

roaming

rove

roll

swerve

err

arbitrary


Derivations:

straying

strayed


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Stray in Other Languages...

Spanish: Alejarse

German: Verirren

French: Errant

Italian: Randagio

Turkish: Sokak


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