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English adjective: stray

1. stray not close together in time


SamplesIsolated instances of rebellion.
A few stray crumbs.


Synonymsisolated


Similarsporadic


Antonymscontinual

2. stray (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home


SamplesA stray calf.
A stray dog.


Similarlost


Antonymsfound


English noun: stray

1. stray (animal) an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)


Broader (hypernym)domestic animal, domesticated animal


English verb: stray

1. stray (motion) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment


SamplesThe gypsies roamed the woods.
Roving vagabonds.
The wandering Jew.
The cattle roam across the prairie.
The laborers drift from one town to the next.
They rolled from town to town.


Synonymscast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)gad, gallivant, jazz around, maunder


Verb groupdrift, err, stray, wander

2. stray (motion) wander from a direct course or at random


SamplesThe child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her.
Don't drift from the set course.


Synonymsdrift, err


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Verb groupcast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander

3. stray (communication) lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking


SamplesShe always digresses when telling a story.
Her mind wanders.
Don't digress when you give a lecture.


Synonymsdigress, divagate, wander


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)tell









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