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Stray appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "At a droopy arts task label," back-computed a coder, "a late senile line set a Laredo cadet up… mock cable balks at stray poor data."
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Definition of the adjective stray

What does stray mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: strayer |

  1. not close together in time
  2. (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home
    • examples: a stray calf | a stray dog
    • similar: lost

Alternative definition of the adjective stray


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

Definition of the noun stray

What does stray mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: strays

  1. an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)

Alternative definition of the noun stray


  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'.
  2. The act of wandering or going astray.
  3. [historical] An area of common land or place administered for the use of general domestic animals, i.e. "The Stray"

Definition of the verb stray

What does stray mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: strayed | straying | strays

  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  2. wander from a direct course or at random
    • example: The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of stray: drift / err
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  3. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

Alternative definition of the verb stray


  1. To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way.
  2. To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray.
  3. Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.


Stray is a British band, formed in 1966. Vocalist Steve Gadd, guitarist Del Bromham, bass player Gary Giles and drummer Steve Crutchley formed the band, whilst all were attending the Christopher Wren School in London. Richard "Ritchie" Cole replaced Crutchley in 1968. They signed to Transatlantic Records in January 1970.


Who is Stray?

Stray a.k.a. Jonathan J. Fogel is a musical artist, musician, record producer, composer.


  1. "Stray" is the fourth album by British group Aztec Camera, released in June 1990 on the Sire Records label.
  2. "Stray" is a musical album of Stray.
    • released in (45 years ago)
  3. "stray" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Stray" is a musical album of Rapoon.
    • released on
  5. "Stray" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "Stray" is a musical album of Derek James.
    • released in (10 years ago)


  1. "Stray" is a novel by A. N. Wilson. It is a precursor to his picture book The Tabitha Stories, 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.R," who "reserved his kindest comments for a cat.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • released on (27 years ago)
  2. "Stray" is a work of fiction, book, written work.
    • language: English Language
    • author: Rachel Vincent
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 2007-06-01
  3. "Stray" is a book written by Sheri Joseph.
    • genre: Fiction
    • released in (8 years ago)
    • award: - Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual nomination for Sheri Joseph


  1. "Stray": A young boy in love with his friend doesn’t know how to say it. So he goes and finds a mental distraction, that is… Sydney.
  2. "Stray" is a 2013 short drama family film written by Nelson MacDonald and Ashley McKenzie and directed by Ashley McKenzie.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stray

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Technical Education

As band- widths and bit rates increase, it becomes increasingly important to take into account the stray reactances that influence the performance of these media. If we have a circular conductor of diameter d whose center line is a distance D ...

Google previewA Dictionary Of The Malayan Language, In 2 Parts, Malayan and English And English and Malayan (1812)

by William Marsden

STRAggle (stray) Još kombāra, Q... sasat. " STRAIGHT (not crooked) v.y; Hirus, J4 betul, (directly towards) to." mensilong, *}” 7776Muju. - Sthain (pull tight) c.133 tagaliat, *ś lagadichoh; (make an effort) ey tarán or trun; (pass a liquid) L-35 tipis, ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

stray, *strale, v. «'.

Google previewDictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature (1926)

by Samuel Halkett

STRAY leaves from the diary of an Indian Officer ; containing an account of the famous Temple of Juggurnath. [By Dr R. B.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore (2009)

by Patricia Monaghan

stray sod sites that were SAINED or converted with the coming of Christianity . The most prominent of these is Croagh Patrick (locally known as “the Reek,” from a word meaning “mountain”), the pyramidal mountain where Patrick is reputed ...

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Usage statistics about stray

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Quotes about Stray

However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously. (Wally Lamb)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1A1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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