Definition of stray noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//streɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//streɪ//
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  1. 1an animal that has got lost or separated from its owner or that has no owner see also waif
  2. 2a person or thing that is not in the right place or is separated from others of the same kind
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: shortening of Anglo-Norman French and Old French estrayer (verb), Anglo-Norman French strey (noun), partly from astray.
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