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    stray - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stray

    (noun) an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal) Definition
    (verb) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    Synonyms : cast , drift , ramble , range , roam , roll , rove , swan , tramp , vagabond , wander
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) wander from a direct course or at random
    Synonyms : drift , err
    Example Sentence
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • don't drift from the set course
    (verb) lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    Synonyms : digress , divagate , wander
    Example Sentence
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture
    (adj) not close together in time
    Synonyms : isolated
    Example Sentence
    • isolated instances of rebellion
    • a few stray crumbs
    (adj) (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home
    Example Sentence
    • a stray calf
    • a stray dog
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stray

A RAY going straight but but suddenly diverted due to certain reason...

ASTRAY means going in wrong direction...so relate with it...

stray:make it ASHTRAY .and relate it with cigarattee.now this implies that he/she is going in wrong or wrong path i.e HE DEVIATES FROM THE MAIN PATH.

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stray always carry wasteful thing have little value.

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