estray

[ ih-strey ]
/ ɪˈstreɪ /
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noun

a person or animal that has strayed.
Law. a domestic animal, as a horse or a sheep, found wandering or without an owner.

verb (used without object)

Archaic. to stray.

Nearby words

  1. estral,
  2. estramustine phosphate sodium,
  3. estrange,
  4. estranged,
  5. estrangement,
  6. estreat,
  7. estrela mountain dog,
  8. estrela, serra da,
  9. estremadura,
  10. estrildid

Origin of estray

1250–1300; Middle English astrai < Anglo-French estray, derivative of Old French estraier to stray

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British Dictionary definitions for estray

estray

/ (ɪˈstreɪ) /

noun

law a stray domestic animal of unknown ownership

Word Origin for estray

C16: from Anglo-French, from Old French estraier to stray

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