stray
1. [ adjective ] not close together in time
Synonyms: isolated scattered
Examples:

"isolated instances of rebellion" "scattered fire" "a stray bullet grazed his thigh"

Related terms: sporadic
2. [ verb ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Synonyms: wander roam drift range rove vagabond ramble cast roll tramp swan
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: travel maunder gallivant wander straggler wanderer alley_cat wandering rambler drifting vagabond hiker
3. [ verb ] wander from a direct course or at random
Synonyms: drift err
Examples:

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

Related terms: travel wander straggler drifting
4. [ verb ] wander from a direct or straight course
Synonyms: straggle depart digress sidetrack
Related terms: deviate straggle
5. [ noun ] (zoology) homeless cat
Synonyms: alley_cat
Related terms: domestic_cat wander
6. [ verb ] lose clarity or turn aside esp. from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
Synonyms: digress wander divagate
Examples:

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

Related terms: tell diversion digression
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