- 1. stray, domestic animal, domesticated animal
- usage: an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
- 1. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
- 2. stray, err, drift, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"
- 3. digress, stray, divagate, wander, tell
- usage: lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
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- 1. isolated, stray, sporadic (vs. continual)
- usage: not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs"
- 2. stray, lost (vs. found)
- usage: (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home; "a stray calf"; "a stray dog"
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