straggler

  • 1Straggler — Strag gler, n. 1. One who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which he belongs; one who falls behind the rest; one who rambles without any settled direction. [1913 Webster] 2. A roving vagabond. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2straggler — UK [ˈstræɡlə(r)] / US [ˈstræɡlər] noun [countable] Word forms straggler : singular straggler plural stragglers someone who is going more slowly than other people …

    English dictionary

  • 3straggler — [[t]stræ̱gələ(r)[/t]] stragglers 1) N COUNT: usu pl The stragglers are the people in a group who are moving more slowly or making less progress than the others. There were two stragglers twenty yards back... Any straggler that fell behind or got… …

    English dictionary

  • 4straggler — atsilikėlis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Laivas, atsilikęs nuo konvojaus daugiau negu 5 jūrmyles ir nepajėgiantis pasivyti kitų iki sutemstant, arba laivas, atsilikęs daugiau negu 10 jūrmylių, nesvarbu, galintis ar negalintis pasivyti iki… …

    NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 5straggler — atsiskyrėlis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Karys, transporto priemonė, laivas ar orlaivis, kurie neturėdami aiškaus tikslo ar paskirto uždavinio atsiskiria nuo padalinio, voros ar formuotės. atitikmenys: angl. straggler pranc. isolé …

    NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 6straggler — straggle ► VERB 1) trail slowly behind the person or people in front. 2) grow or spread out in an irregular, untidy way. ► NOUN ▪ an irregular and untidy group. DERIVATIVES straggler noun straggly adjective. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7straggler — 1. Any personnel, vehicles, ships, or aircraft which, without apparent purpose or assigned mission, become separated from their unit, column, or formation. 2. A ship separated from its convoy by more than 5 nautical miles, through inability to… …

    Military dictionary

  • 8straggler — noun see straggle I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9straggler — a fish or group of fish that have strayed beyond the usual range or have remained behind when others migrate …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 10straggler — See straggle. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11straggler — noun a) One who straggles, or departs from the direct or proper course, or from the company to which he belongs. b) One who falls behind the rest …

    Wiktionary

  • 12straggler — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. stray, wanderer, lagger, late arrival. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One that lags: dawdler, dilly dallier, lag, laggard, lagger, lingerer, loiterer, poke, procrasti nator, tarrier. Informal: slowpoke. See FAST …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13straggler — strag|gler [ˈstræglə US ər] n a person or animal that is behind the others in a group, because they are moving more slowly ▪ Wait for the stragglers to catch up …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14straggler — strag|gler [ stræglər ] noun count someone who is going more slowly than other people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15straggler — strag·gler || stræglÉ™(r) n. one who falls behind, one who strays, one who wanders …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16straggler — An aircraft that cannot or does not keep up with other aircraft on a mission or a formation …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 17straggler — n. 1. Wanderer, rover. 2. Rambler, strayer, stroller, vagrant, vagabond, nomad, bird of passage …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18straggler — noun (C) someone who is too slow to stay with the others in a group so that they move along some distance behind: Wait for the stragglers to catch up …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19straggler — strag·gler …

    English syllables

  • 20straggler — /ˈstræglə/ (say stragluh) noun 1. someone or something that straggles. 2. a. an animal missed in a muster. b. an animal that is not the property of the holding on which it is found. c. an unbranded stray or an animal which has wandered away from… …

    Australian-English dictionary