Definitions of stray

  1. 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.
  2. To wander from the path or beyond limits; to roam; to err.
  3. To wander: to go from the inclosure, company, or proper limits: to err: to rove: to deviate from duty or rectitude.
  4. To wander; rove from the way; deviate.
  5. To wander; rove; roam.
  6. 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"
  7. homeless cat
  8. A domestic animal that has wandered away or is lost; a person who wanders aimlessly or is lost.
  9. A domestic animal that has strayed or is lost.
  10. A wandering or lost animal.
  11. A domestic animal that has strayed; an estray.
  12. An animal that has wandered.
  13. 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".
  14. To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray.
  15. Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.
  16. To cause to stray.
  17. Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or sheep.
  18. 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.
  19. The act of wandering or going astray.
  20. Gone from the right way or beyond limits; wandering; as, a stray dog; irregular; occasional; as, a stray remark.
  21. Wandering; lost; detached.
  22. Having strayed; straying.
  23. Gone astray.
  24. Having gone astray; wandering.