Synonyms of stray in English:

stray


See definition of stray

verb

1‘a young gazelle which had strayed from the herd’

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wander off, go astray, drift, get separated

get lost, lose one's way

2‘we appeared to have strayed a long way from our original topic’

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digress, deviate, wander, drift, get sidetracked, go off at a tangent

get off the subject, lose the thread

rare divagate

3‘the younger the men were, the more likely they were to stray’

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be unfaithful, have affairs, philander

informal play around, carry on, play the field

4‘he had strayed from the path of righteousness’

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sin, transgress, err, go astray, go wrong, do wrong, stray from the straight and narrow, go down the primrose path, fall from grace

archaic trespass


adjective

1‘a stray dog’

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homeless, lost, strayed, gone astray

abandoned, unclaimed

wandering, vagrant

2‘she was killed by a stray bullet’

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random, chance, accidental, freak, unexpected, casual, haphazard

odd, isolated, lone, single

scattered, occasional, incidental


noun

1‘the council employs two wardens to deal with strays’

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homeless animal, stray cat, stray dog

homeless person, waif, foundling

pye-dog