HyperDic: stray

English > 6 senses of the word stray:
VERBmotionstray, roll, wander, swan, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabondmove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
motionstray, err, driftwander from a direct course or at random
communicationstray, digress, divagate, wanderlose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject / subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
ADJECTIVEallstray, isolatednot close together in time
allstray(of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home
NOUNanimalstrayan animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
stray > pronunciation
Soundsstrey'
Rhymesashtray ... x-ray / X-ray: 35 rhymes with rey...
English > stray: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot close together in time.
Example "a few stray crumbs"
Synonymisolated
Broadersporadicrecurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances
Spanishaislado, diseminado, disperso
Catalanaïllat, dispers, disseminat, isolat
English > stray: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home.
Examples
  • "a stray calf"
  • "a stray dog"
Broaderlostno longer in your possession or control
Nounsstrayan animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
English > stray: 6 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningAn animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal).
Broaderdomestic animal, domesticated animalAny of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
Spanishcallejero
Adjectivesstray(of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home
Verbsstraymove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
English > stray: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsroll, wander, swan, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
Narrowergallivant, gad, jazz aroundwander aimlessly in search of pleasure
maunderwander aimlessly
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar tostray, err, driftwander from a direct course or at random
wanderGo via an indirect route or at no set pace
Spanishcaminar, deambular, errar, girar, rondar, vagabundear, vagar
Catalancaminar, deambular, girar, rondar, vagabundejar, vagarejar, vagar
Nounsstrayan animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
strayersomeone who strays or falls behind
English > stray: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningwander from a direct course or at random.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"
Synonymserr, drift
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar toroll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabondMove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Spanishdescarriarse, desencaminarse, desviarse, errar
Nounsstrayersomeone who strays or falls behind
English > stray: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningLose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject / subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdigress, divagate, wander
BroadertellLet something be known
Spanishdesviarse, divagar
Catalandivagar

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