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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stray /ˈstre/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.   --Dryden.
 2. The act of wandering or going astray. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stray v. i. [imp. & p. p. Strayed p. pr. & vb. n. Straying.]
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stray, a.  Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or sheep.
 Stray line Naut., that portion of the log line which is veered from the reel to allow the chip to get clear of the stern eddies before the glass is turned.
 Stray mark Naut., the mark indicating the end of the stray line.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stray, v. t. To cause to stray. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : not close together in time; "isolated instances of
            rebellion"; "scattered fire"; "a stray bullet grazed
            his thigh" [syn: isolated, scattered]
      n : homeless cat [syn: alley cat]
      v 1: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in
           search of food or employment; "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" [syn: roll, wander, swan, tramp, roam, cast,
            ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond]
      2: wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed
         from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't
         drift from the set course" [syn: err, drift]
      3: lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject
         of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking,
         or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story";
         "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a
         lecture" [syn: digress, divagate, wander]