Is the word "stray" used commonly? Is it same with "lost"?
Answer from a Native speaker
Yes, they have similar meanings. Synonyms for "stray" include "wandering" or "random." It usually refers to people (or animals like cats and dogs) who don't have a fixed home and wander around on their own, like the "adventurers" mentioned in this video. Ex: The stray dog was very thin and dirty. Ex: I helped a stray tourist who had gotten lost.
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