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