Lexicon: strapped – streak

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strapped, adj. [strop < OE < L. 'band, rowlock-strap'.]


strata, n. [L. stratum, throw down, spread out, lay prostrate.]

Layer; plane.

stratagem, n. [Fr. < L. < Gk. 'a piece of generalship, to be a general'.]

Artifice; military plan; scheme in war; action to gain advantage.

strategist, n. [see strategy, n.]

Planner; schemer; operator; deviser.

strategy, n. [Fr. < Gk. 'office or command of a general'.]

  1. Plan of attack.
  2. Method of accomplishing a task.

straw, n. [OE.] (webplay: strew).

Hay; chaff; dry stalks of grain, such as wheat, rye, barley, buckwheat, or peas; [fig.] worthless stuff; less valuable material.

strawberry (strawberries), n. [OE; see straw, n. + berry, n.; a particle of straw, chaff or mote used to describe the appearance of the seeds scattered over the surface of the strawberry.]

Small, sweet red fruit which grows on the ground.

stray, adj. [see astray, adv.]

Drifting; wandering; lost; not in proper place.

stray (-ed, -ing, -s), v. [see astray, adv.] (webplay: strew).

  1. Wander; digress from a direct course; go out of the way; depart from proper limits.
  2. Err; make a mistake.

streak (-s), n. [OE; see strike, v.]

Line; trajectory; stripe; flash; band of moving light; long mark across a differently colored surface.