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
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 […]
verb (intransitive) strayves, strayving, strayved 1. (Midland English, dialect) to wander aimlessly
noun 1. a long, narrow mark, smear, band of color, or the like: streaks of mud. 2. a portion or layer of something, distinguished by color or nature from the rest; a vein or stratum: streaks of fat in meat. 3. a vein, strain, or admixture of anything: a streak of humor. 4. Informal. a […]
- Streak culture
streak culture n. A culture made by lightly stroking an inoculating needle or a loop bearing inoculum over the surface of a solid medium.