verb (used without object)
Origin of stray
Related formsstray·er, nounun·stray·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for strays
This requires being open to what will actually accomplish this—even if it strays from existing dogma.
“These poor waifs and strays of humanity had a melancholy ending,” an 1874 New York Times article reads.America’s Largest Mass Graveyard May Become a Public Park|Nina Strochlic|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Dude Lit, men confide in animals that are not deliberate pets, but wild animals and strays.
Porn For Women, however, strays away from the typical preconceived notion of the explicit content beloved by the male species.
"Just a couple of strays beating around the lake," I explained.Neighbours|Robert Stead
The jewfish is common in more southern waters but there may well have been some strays in the Chesapeake.The Bounty of the Chesapeake|James Wharton
That means the State handing him over to the folks set to deal with the 'strays' of God's world.The Heart of Unaga|Ridgwell Cullum
Then he moved quietly and secured them with his tie-rope, and mounted his horse to lead the strays up the trail.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
It's a disgrace to the town, importing such waifs and strays.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
British Dictionary definitions for strays (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for strays (2 of 2)
- a domestic animal, fowl, etc, that has wandered away from its place of keeping and is lost
- (as modifier)stray dogs