Strays



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 moral, religious, or philosophical course:
to stray from the teachings of the church.
4.
to digress or become distracted.
noun
5.
a domestic animal found wandering at large or without an owner.
6.
any homeless or friendless person or animal.
7.
a person or animal that strays:
the strays of a flock.
8.
strays, Radio. static.
adjective
9.
straying or having strayed, as a domestic animal.
10.
found or occurring apart from others or as an isolated or casual instance; incidental or occasional.
11.
Radio. undesired:
stray capacitance.
plural noun
1.
(electronics) Also called stray capacitance. undesired capacitance in equipment, occurring between the wiring, between the wiring and the chassis, or between components and the chassis
2.
(telecomm) another word for static (sense 9)
verb (intransitive)
1.
to wander away, as from the correct path or from a given area
2.
to wander haphazardly
3.
to digress from the point, lose concentration, etc
4.
to deviate from certain moral standards
noun
5.

a domestic animal, fowl, etc, that has wandered away from its place of keeping and is lost
(as modifier): stray dogs

6.
a lost or homeless person, esp a child: waifs and strays
7.
an isolated or random occurrence, specimen, etc, that is out of place or outside the usual pattern
adjective
8.
scattered, random, or haphazard: a stray bullet grazed his thigh

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