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Definition of Strays
Stray Stray, v. t.
To cause to stray. [Obs.] --Shak.
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.
Seeing him wander about, I took him up for a stray.
2. The act of wandering or going astray. [R.] --Shak.
StrayStray 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 wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out
of the way.
Thames among the wanton valleys strays. --Denham.
2. To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove
at large; to roam; to go astray.
Now, until the break of day, Through this house each
fairy stray. --Shak.
A sheep doth very often stray. --Shak.
3. Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or
rectitude; to err.
We have erred and strayed from thy ways. --??? of
While meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely
known to stray. --Cowper.
Syn: To deviate; err; swerve; rove; roam; wander.
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