Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stray

3 senses of stray

Sense 1
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond -- (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")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
stray, err, drift -- (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")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
digress, stray, divagate, wander -- (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")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Antonyms of adj straying

1 sense of straying

Sense 1
straying -- (unable to find your way; "found the straying sheep")

INDIRECT (VIA lost) -> found -- (come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department")

Similarity of adj straying

1 sense of straying

Sense 1
straying -- (unable to find your way; "found the straying sheep")
       => lost (vs. found) -- (no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities")

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