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strayed, past participle; strayed, past tense; straied, past participle; straied, past tense; straying, present participle; strays, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Not in the right place; not where it should be or where other items of the same kind are
    • - he pushed a few stray hairs from her face
  2. Appearing somewhere by chance or accident; not part of a general pattern or plan
    • - she was killed by a stray bullet
  3. (of a domestic animal) Having no home or having wandered away from home
    • - stray dogs
  4. (of a physical quantity) Arising as a consequence of the laws of physics, not by deliberate design, and usually having a detrimental effect on the operation or efficiency of equipment
    • - stray capacitance
  1. Move without a specific purpose or by mistake, esp. so as to get lost or arrive somewhere where one should not be
    • - I strayed a few blocks in the wrong direction
    • - the military arrested anyone who strayed into the exclusion zone
  2. Move so as to escape from control or leave the place where one should be
    • - dog owners are urged not to allow their dogs to stray
    • - I appear to have strayed a long way from our original topic
  3. (of the eyes or a hand) Move idly or casually in a specified direction
    • - her eyes strayed to the telephone
  4. (of a person who is married or in a long-term relationship) Be unfaithful
    • - men who stray are seen as more exciting and desirable
  5. Wander or roam in a specified direction
    • - over these mounds the Kurdish shepherd strays
  1. A stray person or thing, esp. a domestic animal

  2. Electrical phenomena interfering with radio reception

  1. an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  2. isolated: not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs"
  3. roll: 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"
  4. (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home; "a stray calf"; "a stray dog"
  5. 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"
  6. digress: 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"
  7. Stray is the fourth album by British group Aztec Camera, released in June 1990 on the Sire Records label.
  8. Stray are a British band formed in 1966. Vocalist Steve Gadd (born 27 April 1952, in Shepherd's Bush, London), guitarist Del Bromham (born Derek Roy Bromham, 25 Nov 1951, in Acton, London) (ex Traders), bass player Gary Giles (born Gary Stephen Giles, 23 February 1952, in North Kensington, ...
  9. Stray is a novel by A. N. Wilson. It is a follow-up to his picture book The Tabitha Storys, as it follows the life of Tabitha's father. The book was published in Great Britain in 1987 by Walker Books and was re-published in the United States by Orchard Books in 1989. Stray is dedicated to "A.L. ...
  10. Season one of Smallville, an American television series developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, began airing on October 16, 2001, on The WB television network. ...
  11. (Strays (film)) Strays is a 1997 American Drama film which follows a drug dealer and hustler who is fed up with the repetitive life style he leads and begins looking for meaning in his life. This film marked Vin Diesel's feature film directing début.
  12. (Strays (Jane's Addiction album)) Strays is the third studio album by American alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, released on July 22, 2003 on Capitol Records. ...
  13. (Strays (Junkhouse album)) Strays the debut album by the Canadian band Junkhouse.
  14. 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; The act of wandering or going astray; An area of common land or place administered for the use of general domestic animals, i.e. ...
  15. (Strays) (1991).... Claire Lederer
  16. (Strays) Interfering or disturbing signals of natural origin. The British term is Atomospherics.
  17. An individual that breeds in a population other than that of its parents.
  18. A currently or recently owned dog or cat who may be lost. The animal is usually well socialized but may become wary over time. A stray's kittens or pups may be feral.
  19. an animal found strayed away from its owner or from the range where it belongs.  Something some people do not understand is that often cattle from several neighboring ranches become mixed up during the season and need to be sorted and sent back to the proper homes. ...
  20. (1) Not a member of the participating party in the trade at hand; (2) not a meaningful indication of a customer's desire to take a sizable position or be involved in a stock.
  21. is a cat that was owned by someone that is now homeless.  Most often stray cats were abandoned when their families moved, but sometimes they have become lost.
  22. A marker that detatches itself from an actor a set or a prop and appears on the floor of the volume. (Same thing as a 'Marker Doon')
  23. is an area of open parkland some 200 acres (800,000 m²) in size that runs through the centre of the town. The Harrogate Stray was created in 1778 by an act of Parliament. ...
  24. A domestic cat with no home or owner.
  25. Cat or Dog who is off its’ owners property, and is therefore lost.