stray

  • 1 Stray — may refer to: * A feral (abandoned or escaped) domestic animal. * Any object or person unintentionally in the wrong place. * Stray or The Stray an area of open land in York, Harrogate, and Redcar.Music * Stray FM an Independent Local Radio… …

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  • 2 Stray — Stray, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Strayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straying}.] [OF. estraier, estraer, to stray, or as adj., stray, fr. (assumed) L. stratarius roving the streets, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved road. See {Street}, and {Stray}, a.] 1. To… …

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  • 3 Stray — Stray, a. [Cf. OF. estrai[ e], p. p. of estraier. See {Stray}, v. i., and cf. {Astray}, {Estray}.] Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or sheep. [1913 Webster] {Stray line} (Naut.), that portion of the log line which is… …

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  • 4 Stray — Жанр Электронная музыка, эмбиент, electro industrial Годы С 2008 Стр …

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  • 5 Stray — Álbum de Aztec Camera Publicación Junio de 1990 Género(s) Rock Duración 41:11 Discográfica …

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  • 6 Stray — Stray, v. t. To cause to stray. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Stray — Stray, n. 1. Any domestic animal that has an inclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster] Seeing him wander about, I took him up for a stray. Dryden. [1913… …

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  • 8 stray — [adj] abandoned, wandering devious, erratic, homeless, lost, roaming, roving, vagrant; concept 583 stray [v1] deviate, err circumlocute, depart, digress, divagate, diverge, do wrong, excurse, get off the subject*, get off the track*, get… …

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  • 9 stray — stray; stray·er; …

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  • 10 stray — ► VERB 1) move away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place. 2) (of the eyes or a hand) move idly in a specified direction. 3) informal be unfaithful to a spouse or partner. ► ADJECTIVE 1) not in the right place; separated from a …

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  • 11 stray — [strā] vi. [ME straien < OFr estraier < estrée, road, street < LL strata,STREET] 1. to wander from a given place, limited area, direct course, etc., esp. aimlessly; roam; rove 2. to go wrong; be in error; deviate (from what is right) 3.… …

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  • 12 stray — index detour, deviant, deviate, digress, lapse (fall into error), miscalculate, prowl, random …

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  • 13 stray — vb *wander, roam, ramble, rove, range, prowl, gad, gallivant, traipse, meander …

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  • 14 stray — 01. We ve been feeding a [stray] cat we found for about a week. 02. Be careful of the [stray] dogs in the village; they could be carrying disease. 03. A young child was attacked and badly injured by a pack of [stray] dogs that have been roaming… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 stray — [[t]stre͟ɪ[/t]] strays, straying, strayed 1) VERB If someone strays somewhere, they wander away from where they are supposed to be. [V prep/adv] Tourists often get lost and stray into dangerous areas... [V prep/adv] Crews stray outside to film… …

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  • 16 stray — stray1 [streı] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: estraier, from [i]Vulgar Latin extragare, from Latin extra outside + vagari to wander ] 1.) to move away from the place you should be stray into/onto/from ▪ Three of the soldiers strayed… …

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  • 17 stray — stray1 [ streı ] verb intransitive * 1. ) to move away from the correct place or path: Hikers are reminded not to stray from the path. The airplane strayed into Chinese airspace. a ) to move away from a particular subject, usually without meaning …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 stray — I UK [streɪ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms stray : present tense I/you/we/they stray he/she/it strays present participle straying past tense strayed past participle strayed * 1) to move around without thinking She let her hands stray over… …

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  • 19 stray — v. (D; intr.) 1) to stray from (to stray from the subject) 2) (d; intr.) to stray into, onto (to stray onto smb. s property) * * * [streɪ] onto (to stray onto smb. s property) (d; intr.) to stray into (D;intr.) to stray from (to stray from the… …

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  • 20 stray — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French estraié, past participle of estraier Date: 13th century 1. a. a domestic animal that is wandering at large or is lost b. a person or thing that strays 2. [Middle English, from straien to stray] …

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