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Synonyms for stray
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stray(adj)

    an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)

    Antonyms:
    continual, found

  2. isolated, stray(adj)

    not close together in time

    "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs"

    Synonyms:
    stranded, set-apart, apart(p), separated, detached, marooned, quarantined, isolated, obscure, disjunct

    Antonyms:
    found, continual

  3. stray(verb)

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

    "a stray calf"; "a stray dog"

    Synonyms:
    isolated

    Antonyms:
    found, continual

  4. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    "The 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"

    Synonyms:
    roam, project, hustle, wrap, verify, spue, redact, affirm, drift, draw, cast off, wave, array, assert, wander, cheat on, mold, float, cast, put, twine, slog, turn over, avow, cheat, throw away, frame, place, roll up, seethe, pasture, crop, vomit up, browse, chuck, mould, roll, throw up, contrive, retch, purge, rate, betray, tramp, disgorge, swear, plod, meander, flap, blow, lay out, pad, shed, wheel, shake off, barf, graze, weave, wind, range, vagabond, swan, rank, grade, couch, thread, pluck, freewheel, rove, be adrift, ramble, regurgitate, cuckold, throw off, straddle, throw, cat, vomit, ramble on, revolve, order, hurtle, spew, honk, roll out, regorge, drop, set out, aver, run, jog, hurl, trudge, err, upchuck, footslog, be sick, undulate, digress, sick, divagate, puke

    Antonyms:
    continual, found

  5. stray, err, drift(verb)

    wander from a direct course or at random

    "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"

    Synonyms:
    ramble, rove, range, divagate, err, cast, roam, be adrift, swan, roll, digress, drift, wander, slip, freewheel, blow, tramp, mistake, vagabond, float

    Antonyms:
    continual, found

  6. digress, stray, divagate, wander(verb)

    lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

    "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"

    Synonyms:
    sidetrack, cheat on, ramble, rove, range, divagate, err, cast, betray, thread, cheat, roam, wind, roll, digress, swan, wander, cuckold, drift, depart, straggle, weave, tramp, meander, vagabond

    Antonyms:
    continual, found

Wiktionary

  1. stray(verb)

    Synonyms:
    deviate

  2. stray(verb)

    Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a stray horse or sheep.

    Synonyms:
    deviate

  3. stray(verb)

    In the wrong place; misplaced.

    a stray comma

    Synonyms:
    deviate

  4. stray(verb)

    Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.

    Synonyms:
    deviate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stray

    To wander (Anglo-Saxon windan, wind) is to move in an indefinite or indeterminate way which may or may not be a departure from a prescribed way; to deviate (Latin de, from, and via, a way) is to turn from a prescribed or right way, physically, mentally, or morally, usually in an unfavorable sense; to diverge (Latin di, apart, and vergo, incline, tend) is to turn from a course previously followed or that something else follows, and has no unfavorable implication; to digress (Latin di, apart, aside, and gradior, step) is used only with reference to speaking or writing; to err is used of intellectual or moral action, and of the moral with primary reference to the intellectual, an error being viewed as in some degree due to ignorance. Range, roam, and rove imply the traversing of considerable, often of vast, distances of land or sea; range commonly implies a purpose; as, cattle range for food; a hunting-dog ranges a field for game. Roam and rove are often purposeless, and always without definite aim. To swerve or veer is to turn suddenly from a prescribed or previous course, and often but momentarily; veer is more capricious and repetitious; the horse swerves at the flash of a sword; the wind veers; the ship veers with the wind. To stray is to go in a somewhat purposeless way aside from the regular path or usual limits or abode, usually with unfavorable implication; cattle stray from their pastures; an author strays from his subject; one strays from the path of virtue. Stray is in most uses a lighter word than wander. Ramble, in its literal use, is always a word of pleasant suggestion, but in its figurative use always somewhat contemptuous; as, rambling talk.

    Synonyms:
    deviate, digress, diverge, err, go astray, ramble, range, roam, rove, swerve, veer, wander

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stray

    Synonyms:
    wander, deviate, digress, ramble, go astray, err, depart, rove

    Antonyms:
    adhere, abide, stick

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stray(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    wander, rove, ramble, range, roam, straggle, stroll, deviate, digress, go out of the way, go astray

  2. stray(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    swerve (from rectitude), err

  3. stray(n.)

    Synonyms:
    estray

  4. stray(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] straying, wandering, gone astray

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stray(n)

    Synonyms:
    estray, waif

  2. stray(v)

    Synonyms:
    wander, rove, roam, swerve, deviate, err, sin

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    wandering, parasite, vagrant, homeless, vagabond

How to pronounce stray?

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British
Karen
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Australian
Veena
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Indian

How to say stray in sign language?

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How to use stray in a sentence?

  1. Jim Watson:

    We're on the Mississippi River, so there's going to have to be geese and ducks that are contaminated coming down that flyway, even though we have very few chicken farms on the water, those birds are going to stray all over the state during hunting season.

  2. Ella Wheeler Wilcox:

    It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire.

  3. Anne Martin:

    In the one to three months after Easter, we traditionally see a spike in shelter rabbit intakes, in Northern California alone, thousands of stray and unwanted rabbits end up in the municipal shelter systems, and the majority of these rabbits are under a year old.

  4. Dave Arnold:

    There’s still so much room in exploring new techniques in cocktails, classic cocktails made with standard mixers and the standard back bar are delicious. You don’t need to stray from that. But once you want to get into things you can’t make with classic techniques, that’s when you need to start pulling in newer techniques. This isn’t just for people interested in buying expensive equipment. It’s something that can work in any bar.

  5. Anwarul Islam:

    If a stray tiger comes out of the forest, people know that they will not be killed because of the tiger team. They feel safe.


Translations for stray

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • blouditCzech
  • streunend, Streuner, streunen, sich verlaufen, sich irren, irren, verloren gehenGerman
  • αδέσποτος, αδέσποτοGreek
  • vagar, callejear, perderse, descaminarse, callejero, errar, divagar, vagabundear, extraviarse, descarriarse, extraviadoSpanish
  • karannut, harhailu, karkaaminen, eksynyt, poiketa, karata, eksyä, karkulainen, yhteislaidun, harhautua, hairahtuaFinnish
  • errance, commun, égaré, errer, errant, [[animal]] [[errant]]French
  • fuadainScottish Gaelic
  • kóborHungarian
  • randagio, vagare, snodare, estraniarsi, vagante, snodarsi, zigzagare, perdersiItalian
  • ストレイJapanese
  • strayLatin
  • dwalenDutch
  • zbłąkany, bezdomnyPolish
  • desgarradoPortuguese
  • бродячий, заблудиться, плутать, бездомный, сбиться с пути, шальной, сворачивать, свернуть, блуждать, сбиваться с путиRussian
  • túlavý, zblúdiť, zatúlaný, túlať sa, potulovať saSlovak
  • arrakatAlbanian
  • தவறானTamil
  • başıboş dolaşmak, yanılmak, başıboş dolaşan, yoldan sapmak, kaybolmak, başıboşTurkish
  • 流浪Chinese

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