1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms : cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
    Type Of : go, locomote, travel, move
  2. wander from a direct course or at random

    Synonyms : drift, err
    Type Of : locomote, move, travel, go
    Examples :
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
  3. not close together in time

    Synonyms : isolated
    Examples :
    • a few stray crumbs
  4. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

    Synonyms : digress, divagate, wander
    Type Of : tell
  5. an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)

    Type Of : domestic animal, domesticated animal
  6. (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home

    Examples :
    • a stray calf
    • a stray dog


  1. bringing again into activity and prominence

    Synonyms : resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revivification
    Type Of : improvement, betterment, advance
    Examples :
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture
  2. an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion

    Synonyms : revival meeting
    Type Of : mass meeting, rally


  1. intended to deceive

    Synonyms : deceitful, fraudulent
    Examples :
    • fallacious testimony
  2. containing or based on a fallacy

    Synonyms : unsound
    Examples :
    • fallacious reasoning
  3. based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information

    Examples :
    • fallacious hope


  1. someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle

    Synonyms : flower child, hippy, hipster
    Type Of : social reformer, reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist


  1. separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

    Synonyms : break down, break up
    Type Of : separate
  2. lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current

    Synonyms : decay, disintegrate
    Type Of : change integrity
  3. break down

    Synonyms : molder, moulder, rot
    Type Of : decay
    Examples :
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat


  1. capable of being comprehended or understood

    Synonyms : comprehendible
    Antonyms : incomprehensible
    Examples :
    • an idea comprehensible to the average mind


  1. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

    Synonyms : clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, sputter
    Type Of : climb
  2. an energetic attempt to achieve something

    Synonyms : battle
    Type Of : endeavor, endeavour, effort, attempt, try
    Examples :
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
  3. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

    Synonyms : contend, fight
  4. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    Synonyms : battle, conflict
    Type Of : group action
  5. make a strenuous or labored effort

    Synonyms : fight
    Type Of : assay, essay, attempt, try, seek
    Examples :
    • She struggled for years to survive without welfare
  6. strenuous effort

    Type Of : travail, sweat, elbow grease, effort, exertion
    Examples :
    • the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her
  7. to exert strenuous effort against opposition

    Type Of : endeavour, strive, endeavor
    Examples :
    • he struggled to get free from the rope


  1. showing signs of wear and tear

    Synonyms : moth-eaten, ratty, tatty
    Examples :
    • shabby furniture
  2. mean and unworthy and despicable

    Examples :
    • shabby treatment


  1. having removed clothing

    Synonyms : unappareled, unattired, undressed, ungarbed, ungarmented


  1. a person who changes location

    Synonyms : traveller
    Type Of : mortal, soul, individual, person, someone, somebody