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“… running but let us stray and every sinew …”

meanings of stray


  1. An area of common land or place administered for the use of general domestic animals, i.e. "the stray".
  2. One who is lost, either literally or metaphorically.
  3. The act of wandering or going astray.
  4. Any domestic animal that has no enclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray.


  1. To wander from one's limits; to rove or roam at large; to go astray.
  2. To wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.
  3. To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way.
  4. To cause to stray.


  1. In the wrong place; misplaced.
  2. Having gone astray; strayed; wandering.

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