Origin of stray
OTHER WORDS FROM straystray·er, nounun·stray·ing, adjective
How to use stray in a sentence
Authorities said a stray bullet struck the windshield of a vehicle parked on O Street, and another stray bullet struck the front passenger door of a vehicle that was being driven on North Capitol Street.Man fatally shot in Truxton Circle in Northwest Washington|Peter Hermann|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The show increasingly strays from the stubborn woman upon whose head the crown rests to spend time with those in turmoil as a result of its distributed weight.As ‘The Crown’ tackles recent history with Princess Diana, the show hits a nerve|Sonia Rao|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Well, he vanished pre-election Simply for that stray erection!
Major network groups, such as Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS, have expanded their streaming footprints in recent years, so the money at risk of straying from their linear inventory wound up going to their streaming slots.‘CTV took from everybody’: How connected TV won this year’s upfront|Tim Peterson|October 28, 2020|Digiday
I mean, there are more stray dogs than owned dogs in the world.Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog (Ep. 436)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 22, 2020|Freakonomics
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz applauds the CDC investigators for straying off-message.CDC Researchers Find Lower Mortality Rates Among Overweight People|Kent Sepkowitz|January 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It succeeds to the degree that it can vary its formula without straying too far.James Bond Movies & the Beatles Still Pop-Culture Icons 50 Years After Debuts|Malcolm Jones|October 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And for those Jews who might think of straying next year, Democrats have two words for them: “Rick Perry.”
Gingrich is a smart fellow steeped in the issues, but also has a knack for straying off message.
Signs around the country suggest that any Republican straying too far to the center is courting trouble.
The monotony of our journey was rather romantically interrupted by our straying for a short distance from the right road.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Its truths, so simple and yet so grand, were at once a guide and a reproof to keep her feet from straying from the narrow way.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
He went off to send the dogs after an adventurous bunch of sheep that was straying from the main flock.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek|George W. Ogden
Straying to the piano, he sat down and began to play a Chopin prelude.The Opened Shutters|Clara Louise Burnham
Therefore, in straying in that direction I ran the risk of being captured.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War|Ben Viljoen.
British Dictionary definitions for stray
- a domestic animal, fowl, etc, that has wandered away from its place of keeping and is lost
- (as modifier)stray dogs