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adjective as in abandoned, wandering

verb as in deviate, err

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Example Sentences

A stray football rolled toward him from the other end, where the varsity had gathered, so he picked it up and threw it back.

We’ve strayed from that vision, but we are on our way back to it, now for a digital century.

From Time

Using NLP, we can then analyze how far the mutant strays in its “meaning”—for example, its behavior.

We even have a chance for a stray snow flurry, especially north and west of the city.

Some have bars and dining rooms that stray from familiar bowling-alley fare, such as the Bay Area’s Castro Valley Bowl, with its casual Thai and Laotian stand, Lucky Lane 33 Cafe.

From Eater

She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.

While some stray from the fold, most stay with the same pack their entire lives.

On the weekends the birds and stray cats keep the artists company as they set up their displays.

The film tells the story of Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, a burly, sixtysomething biker and Vietnam vet.

He karate-chops a final stray assassin, then they exchange vows.

He rose and kissed her lightly on the forehead, experience teaching him to avoid a stray hair from the carefully built coiffure.

The men stirred, and stray words of mingling wonder and anger reached the Parisian.

Stray goats and mules gazed expectantly up and down the track.

If there should happen t' be a stray trooper hangin' round there, the same would be mighty awkward for you fellers.

Dolcoath Stray Park engine, with a cylinder of 63 inches in diameter, did thirty-two millions.


On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stray, such as: homeless, lost, roaming, roving, vagrant, and devious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.