Straggles vs Stragglers - What's the difference?

straggles | stragglers |


As a verb straggles

is (straggle).

As a noun stragglers is

.

straggles

English

Verb

(head)
  • (straggle)

  • straggle

    English

    Verb

    (straggl)
  • To stray from the road, course or line of march.
  • He straggled away from the crowd and went off on his own.
  • To wander about; ramble.
  • * L'Estrange
  • The wolf spied out a straggling kid.
  • To spread at irregular intervals.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=7 citation , passage=Then there was no more cover, for they straggled out, not in ranks but clusters, from among orange trees and tall, flowering shrubs
  • To escape or stretch beyond proper limits, as the branches of a plant; to spread widely apart; to shoot too far or widely in growth.
  • * Mortimer
  • Trim off the small, superfluous branches on each side of the hedge that straggle too far out.
  • To be dispersed or separated; to occur at intervals.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • straggling pistol shots
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • They came between Scylla and Charybdis and the straggling rocks.

    Derived terms

    * (noun ) straggler * (adjective ) stragglingly

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of straggling.
  • (Carlyle)

    stragglers

    English

    Noun

    (head)