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English definition of “stray”

stray

adjective [not gradable] (LOST)   /streɪ/
(of an animal) having no home, or lost: Eric and Lise rescued the stray cat and named her Pashmina. Stray also means happening by chance and lacking direction: It was just a stray thought I had while washing the dishes.
(Definition of stray adjective (LOST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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