Textual thesaurus for "stray"

(adj) isolated

not close together in time

isolated instances of rebellion; a few stray crumbs

(verb) divagate, digress, 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

(verb) tramp, swan, drift, cast, roam, ramble, range, vagabond, wander, roll, rove

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

(verb) drift, err

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