strag´gling|ly

strag´gling|ly
strag|gling «STRAG lihng», adjective.
1. that straggles; wandering or straying: »

any such casual accidental landing of straggling people from the main (Daniel Defoe).

2. wandering apart from a line of march or a main body: »

straggling soldiers.

3. spreading irregularly in growth; rambling; spindling; »

straggling plants.

4. extending or scattered irregularly over an area: »

It was a straggling little town.

5. winding irregularly: »

a straggling road.

strag´gling|ly, adverb.

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  • strag|gling — «STRAG lihng», adjective. 1. that straggles; wandering or straying: »any such casual accidental landing of straggling people from the main (Daniel Defoe). 2. wandering apart from a line of march or a main body: »straggling soldiers. 3. spreading… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strag — strag·gler; strag·gling·ly; strag·gly; strag·u·lum; strag·gle; …   English syllables

  • gling — an·gling; bea·gling; dan·gling·ly; en·tan·gling; gan·gling; gig·gling·ly; gur·gling·ly; jin·gling·ly; scrag·gling; shin·gling; strag·gling·ly; tin·gling·ly; wrig·gling·ly; mind bog·gling; bun·gling·ly; mind bog·gling·ly; nig·gling·ly;… …   English syllables

  • strag´gler — strag|gle «STRAG uhl», verb, gled, gling, noun. –v.i. 1. to wander in a scattered fashion: »Cows straggled along the lane. SYNONYM(S): roam, range, rove. 2. to stray from the rest; wander: »to straggle from a herd. Figurative. Children…cannot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strag|gle — «STRAG uhl», verb, gled, gling, noun. –v.i. 1. to wander in a scattered fashion: »Cows straggled along the lane. SYNONYM(S): roam, range, rove. 2. to stray from the rest; wander: »to straggle from a herd. Figurative. Children…cannot keep their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stragglingly — strag·gling·ly …   English syllables

  • straggle — strag•gle [[t]ˈstræg əl[/t]] v. i. gled, gling 1) to stray from the road, course, or line of march 2) to wander about; ramble 3) to spread at irregular intervals: trees straggling over the hillside[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME straglen, of… …   From formal English to slang

  • ly — ly·so·genesis; ly·so·genetic; Ly·sol; ly·so·lecithin; ly·so·zyme; ly·syl; ly·thra·ce·ae; ly·thra·les; ly·thrum; mach·i·a·vel·li·an·ly; ma·chine·ly; mac·ro·ceph·a·ly; mad·ly; mag·i·cal·ly; mag·is·te·ri·al·ly; mag·is·tral·ly; mag·net·i·cal·ly;… …   English syllables

  • Straggling — Strag gling, a. & n. from {Straggle}, v. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stragglingly — Strag gling*ly, adv. In a straggling manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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