of a stratum or strata.
noun 1. a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy. 2. any artifice, ruse, or trick devised or used to attain a goal or to gain an advantage over an adversary or competitor: business stratagems. noun 1. a plan or trick, esp one to deceive an enemy
noun 1. a plural of stratum. 2. (usually considered nonstandard) stratum. noun, plural strata [strey-tuh, strat-uh] /ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə/ (Show IPA), stratums. 1. a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancient foundations. 2. one of a number of portions […]
noun 1. a flint glass with a high lead content, used to imitate gemstones. noun 1. silk waste produced in making skeins. noun 1. (jewellery) another word for paste1 (sense 6)
verb (used without object) 1. to deviate from the direct course, leave the proper place, or go beyond the proper limits, especially without a fixed course or purpose; ramble: to stray from the main road. 2. to wander; roam: The new puppy strayed from room to room. 3. to go astray; deviate, as from a […]