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Definitions of stray

  1.   homeless cat
  2.   wander from a direct or straight course
  3.   lose clarity or turn aside esp 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
  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
  6.   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
  7.   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
  8.   To wander as from a direct course to deviate or go out of the way
  9.   To wander from company or from the proper limits to rove at large to roam to go astray
  10.   Figuratively to wander from the path of duty or rectitude to err
  11.   To cause to stray
  12.   Having gone astray strayed wandering as a strayhorse or sheep
  13.   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
  14.   The act of wandering or going astray
  15.   To wander from the path or beyond limits to roam to err
  16.   Gone from the right way or beyond limits wandering as a stray dog irregular occasional as a stray remark
  17.   A domestic animal that has wandered away or is lost a person who wanders aimlessly or is lost
  18.   Irregular
  19.   To wander to go from the inclosure company or proper limits to err to rove to deviate from duty or rectitude
  20.   A domestic animal that has strayed or is lost
  21.   A wandering or lost animal
  22.   To wander rove from the way deviate
  23.   Wandering lost detached
  24.   To wander rove roam
  25.   Having strayed straying
  26.   A domestic animal that has strayed an estray
  27.   Gone astray
  28.   Any domestic animal that has left an inclosure and wanders at large or is lost
  29.   To wander as from a direct course from company or from the proper limits to wander from the path of duty or rectitude to deviate to roam to run in a serpentine course
  30.   To wander as from a known road or place from a company or from proper limits to ramble to err to go at large
  31.   Having gone astray wandering
  32.   An animal that has wandered

Quotes of stray

  1. Reasoning at every step he treads Man yet mistakes his way Whilst meaner things whom instinct leads Are rarely known to stray – William Cowper
  2. It could be my downfall but I don't think it is Hollywood is run on perception and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career it's suicide – Charlie Hunnam
  3. I'm glad that my films have been consistently faring well rather than one stray Friday – Akshay Kumar
  4. However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences and I stray pretty far from mine I think ultimately that we may be writing what we need to write in some way albeit unconsciously – Wally Lamb
  5. If it takes you 20 or 25 years to establish yourself in one field you really ought to be careful not to stray too far – Joshua Lederberg
  6. My wife and I have so much fun when we travel and find anything like stray cats and squirrels – Eric Roberts
  7. I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run on the C I guess my brain is wired backwards I don't know what possessed me to do that but I did – Brian Setzer
  8. With the Stray Cats at least we really took the music somewhere else First we wrote our own songs That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues – Brian Setzer
  9. I have always brought home stray animals everything from squirrels to wild rabbits to foxes and turtles – Amy Weber
  10. How I long to fall just a little bit to dance out of the lines and stray from the light – Dar Williams

Usage examples for stray

  1. Returning very sorrowful and caring now for nothing I found this little stray thing lying her arms upon her and not a sign of life except the way that she was biting – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  2. Far from their home two children stray Among the mountains far away The eldest of these travellers bold Jack Smith he was but six years old – Poems of James McIntyre by James McIntyre
  3. If any of your horses should stray away my young men will bring them back to you – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  4. We have to keep our eyes about us though when coming through the wood especially but we have not let a single sheep stray away as yet – Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. Stray clouds have cast their shadows on the landscape and darkened the room now and then – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  6. “ Domini did not let her eyes stray any more towards the stranger – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  7. From all points of view then the object of creation in art or science is a girdle of impulses from which the mind may not stray – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  8. The horses are close at hand and you may be certain they won't stray while the feed is plentiful – Dick in the Desert by James Otis
  9. Gladly but are we sure there are no stray Indians about – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. He and his wife were happy people and he never wished to stray from his path of happiness not even with Mrs Clarke ” – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. He did not fire and doubtless in the darkness saw merely a stray horse broken from the picket rope – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  12. “ I could feel her other hand stray toward me – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  13. We met with no one in all the long day's riding not even a stray negro and indeed it was some hours since we had passed a house of any kind – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  14. “ I was nearly frightened out of my life frightened by negroes and stray dogs and afraid that I should see Freke every moment before me and if he should overtake me I knew I should go back with him – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  15. The Parisian is not a coward but his individuality is so strongly developed that he objects to that individuality being destroyed by some stray shot – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  16. But now let me offer you a stray handful of leaves from my note book mere suggestions of travel – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  17. Only pausing to push back a stray lock of hair she ran quickly downstairs and into the living room – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  18. But I saw that the fellow in the lead must be checked or a stray bullet might hit me or the horse – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  19. She would show him that he could not go around picking up stray beauties and sending her after them to pet them for him – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. When they stray away from their homes they have not wit enough either to find food which is suitable to them or to hide themselves from dogs or wild animals who delight to worry them so the best thing we can do is to fit them for the life we want them to lead – Master Sunshine by Mrs. C. F. Fraser

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