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Err vs. Stray

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Errverb

(intransitive) To make a mistake.

‘He erred in his calculations, and made many mistakes.’;

Straynoun

Any domestic animal that has no enclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray.

Errverb

(intransitive) To sin.

Straynoun

(figuratively) One who is lost, either literally or metaphorically.

Errverb

(archaic) to stray.

Straynoun

The act of wandering or going astray.

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Errverb

To wander; to roam; to stray.

‘What seemeth to you, if there were to a man an hundred sheep and one of them hath erred.’;

Straynoun

(historical) An area of common land or place administered for the use of general domestic animals, i.e. "the stray"

Errverb

To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed at.

Strayverb

(intransitive) To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way.

Errverb

To miss intellectual truth; to fall into error; to mistake in judgment or opinion; to be mistaken.

‘The man may err in his judgment of circumstances.’;

Strayverb

(intransitive) To wander from one's limits; to rove or roam at large; to go astray.

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Errverb

To deviate morally from the right way; to go astray, in a figurative sense; to do wrong; to sin.

‘Do they not err that devise evil?’;

Strayverb

To wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.

Errverb

To offend, as by erring.

Strayverb

(transitive) To cause to stray.

Errverb

to make a mistake or be incorrect

Strayadjective

Having gone astray; strayed; wandering

‘The alley is full of stray cats rummaging through the garbage.’;

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Errverb

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’;

Strayadjective

In the wrong place; misplaced.

‘a stray comma’;

Errverb

be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake

‘the judge had erred in ruling that the evidence was inadmissible’;

Strayverb

To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way.

‘Thames among the wanton valleys strays.’;

Errverb

sin; do wrong

‘the erring brother who had wrecked his life’;

Strayverb

To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray.

‘Now, until the break of day,Through this house each fairy stray.’; ‘A sheep doth very often stray.’;

Strayverb

Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.

‘We have erred and strayed from thy ways.’; ‘While meaner things, whom instinct leads,Are rarely known to stray.’;

Strayverb

To cause to stray.

Strayadjective

Having gone astray; strayed; wandering; as, a strayhorse or sheep.

Straynoun

Any domestic animal that has an inclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray. Used also figuratively.

‘Seeing him wander about, I took him up for a stray.’;

Straynoun

The act of wandering or going astray.

Straynoun

homeless cat

Strayverb

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’;

Strayverb

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’;

Strayverb

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’;

Strayadjective

not close together in time;

‘isolated instances of rebellion’; ‘scattered fire’; ‘a stray bullet grazed his thigh’;

Strayverb

move away aimlessly from a group or from the right course or place

‘the military arrested anyone who strayed into the exclusion zone’; ‘dog owners are urged not to allow their dogs to stray’;

Strayverb

(of the eyes or a hand) move idly or casually

‘her eyes strayed to the telephone’;

Strayverb

be unfaithful to a spouse or partner

‘men who stray are seen as more exciting and desirable’;

Strayverb

wander or roam

‘over these mounds the shepherd strays’;

Strayadjective

not in the right place; separated from the group or target

‘she was killed by a stray bullet’; ‘he pushed a few stray hairs from her face’;

Strayadjective

(of a domestic animal) having no home or having wandered away from home

‘stray dogs’;

Strayadjective

(of a physical quantity) arising as a consequence of the laws of physics, but unwanted and usually having a detrimental effect on the operation of equipment

‘stray capacitance’;

Straynoun

a stray person or thing, especially a domestic animal.

Straynoun

electrical phenomena interfering with radio reception.

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