Found 3 items, similar to stray.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj : not close together in time; “isolated instances of
; “scattered fire”
; “a stray bullet grazed
n : homeless cat [syn: alley cat
v 1: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in
search of food or employment; “The gypsies roamed the
; “roving vagabonds”
; “the wandering Jew”
cattle roam across the prairie”
; “the laborers drift
from one town to the next”
; “They rolled from town to
2: wander from a direct course or at random; “The child strayed
from the path and her parents lost sight of her”
drift from the set course”
3: 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
English → English
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Strayed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OF. estraier, estraer, to stray, or as adj.,
stray, fr. (assumed) L. stratarius roving the streets, fr. L.
strata (sc. via) a paved road. See Street
, and Stray
1. To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out
of the way.
Thames among the wanton valleys strays. --Denham.
2. To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove
at large; to roam; to go astray.
Now, until the break of day,
Through this house each fairy stray. --Shak.
A sheep doth very often stray. --Shak.
3. Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or
rectitude; to err.
We have erred and strayed from thy ways. --??? of
While meaner things, whom instinct leads,
Are rarely known to stray. --Cowper.
Syn: To deviate; err; swerve; rove; roam; wander.
, v. t.
To cause to stray. [Obs.] --Shak.
, a. [Cf. OF. estrai['e], p. p. of estraier. See
, v. i., and cf. Astray
Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or
(Naut.), that portion of the log line which is
veered from the reel to allow the chip to get clear of the
stern eddies before the glass is turned.
(Naut.), the mark indicating the end of the
1. 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.
Seeing him wander about, I took him up for a stray.
2. The act of wandering or going astray. [R.] --Shak.