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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

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