What does astray mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astray(adverb)

    away from the right path or direction

    "he was led astray"

  2. wide, astray(adverb)

    far from the intended target

    "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"


  1. astray(Adverb)

    In a wrong or unknown and wrongly-motivated direction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astray

    out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray

    Etymology: [See Estray, Stray.]


  1. Astray

    Astray is the sixth album from the American band, Samiam, released in 2000 on Hopeless Records and Burning Heart Records.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Astray

    a-strā′, adv. out of the right way. [Prep. a, on, and Stray.]

How to pronounce astray?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say astray in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astray in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of astray in a Sentence

  1. Metastasio:

    We are like vessels tossed on the bosom of the deep; our passions are the winds that sweep us impetuously forward; each pleasure is a rock; the whole life is a wide ocean. Reason is the pilot to guide us, but often allows itself to be led astray by the storms of pride.

  2. Dante Alighieri:

    If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.

  3. Harry Harris:

    We’ve been led astray by viewing space as some kind of a fuzzy panda bear thing i think the Chinese … the Russians and others, they view space as the ultimate high ground. They are preparing for battle in space.

  4. Matthew Prior:

    Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.

  5. David Benham:

    Were dealing with a radical left agenda that is deliberately lying, falsifying information to lead the public astray.

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