verb (used without object)
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.
to wander; roam:
The new puppy strayed from room to room.
to go astray; deviate, as from a moral, religious, or philosophical course:
to stray from the teachings of the church.
to digress or become distracted.
a domestic animal found wandering at large or without an owner.
any homeless or friendless person or animal.
a person or animal that strays:
the strays of a flock.
strays, Radio. static.
straying or having strayed, as a domestic animal.
found or occurring apart from others or as an isolated or casual instance; incidental or occasional.
to wander away, as from the correct path or from a given area
to wander haphazardly
to digress from the point, lose concentration, etc
to deviate from certain moral standards
a domestic animal, fowl, etc, that has wandered away from its place of keeping and is lost
(as modifier): stray dogs
a lost or homeless person, esp a child: waifs and strays
an isolated or random occurrence, specimen, etc, that is out of place or outside the usual pattern
scattered, random, or haphazard: a stray bullet grazed his thigh
or straw-yellow noun 1. a pale yellow; straw color.
adjective, strawier, strawiest. 1. of, containing, or resembling straw. 2. strewn or thatched with straw. adjective strawier, strawiest 1. containing straw, or like straw in colour or texture
noun 1. caddisworm. 2. jointworm. noun 1. another name for a caddis worm
verb (used with object) 1. to make stronger; give strength to. 2. Phonetics. to change (a speech sound) to an articulation requiring more effort, as from fricative to stop or nongeminate to geminate. verb (used without object) 3. to gain strength; grow stronger. verb 1. to make or become stronger