: an animal (such as a cat or dog) that is lost or has no home
: a person or thing that is separated from a group
: to go in a direction that is away from a group or from the place where you should be
of an animal : lost or having no home
: separated from another or others of the same kind
: not in or going in the proper or intended place
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