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Synonyms of stray in English:


  • 1 the gazelle had strayed from the herd
    wander off, go astray, get separated, get lost
  • 2 we strayed from our original topic
    digress, deviate, wander, get sidetracked, go off on/at a tangent, veer off;
    get off the subject
  • 3 the young men were likely to stray
    be unfaithful, have affairs, cheat, philander
    informal play around, play the field
  • 4 forgive me, Father, for I have strayed
  • adjective

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  • 1 a stray dog
    homeless, lost, strayed, gone astray, abandoned
  • 2 a stray bullet
    random, chance, freak, unexpected, isolated, lone, single
  • noun

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  • 1 she adopted three strays
    homeless animal, stray dog/cat, waif
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