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  Definition of stray
  1. homeless cat
  2. 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"
  3. 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 ro
  4. 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"
  5. not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "scattered fire"; "a stray bullet grazed his thigh"
Similar Words: alley cat, digress, divagate, wander, roll, swan, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, err, isolated, scattered

 

Hyponyms: maunder, gallivant, gad, jazz around

 

Grouped Verbs: err, drift, wander, roll, swan, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, vagabond

 

Derivational Morphology: roll, wander, swan, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, digression, aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesis, diversion, deviation, deflection, deflexion, vagrant, drifter, floater, wandering, roving, vagabondage, drifting, amble, promenade, saunter, stroll, perambulation, rambler, wanderer, roamer, rover, bird of passage, hiker, tramper, alley cat, straggler, strayer, driftage

 

Anagrams: satyr

 

 
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