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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stray \Stray\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Strayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straying}.] [OF. estraier, estraer, to stray, or as adjective, stray, fr. (assumed) L. stratarius roving the streets, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved road. See {Street}, and {Stray}, adjective]

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 Com. Prayer.

While meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. --Cowper.

Syn: To deviate; err; swerve; rove; roam; wander.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: unable to find your way; "found the straying sheep"

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