stray

[ strey ]
/ streɪ /

verb (used without object)

noun

adjective

Origin of stray

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English strayen, aphetic variant of astraien, estraien < Middle French estraier < Vulgar Latin *extrāvagāre to wander out of bounds (see extravagant); (noun) Middle English, in part derivative of the v., in part < Anglo-French stray, Middle French estrai, derivative of estraier

Related forms

stray·er, nounun·stray·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stray

stray

/ (streɪ) /

verb (intr)

noun

adjective

scattered, random, or haphazarda stray bullet grazed his thigh

Derived Forms

strayer, noun

Word Origin for stray

C14: from Old French estraier, from Vulgar Latin estragāre (unattested), from Latin extrā- outside + vagāri to roam; see astray, extravagant, stravaig
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