Definitions for astray
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word astray.
away from the right path or direction
"he was led astray"
far from the intended target
"the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"
In a wrong or unknown and wrongly-motivated direction.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Out of the right way.
Etymology: from a and stray.
May seem the wain was very evil led,
When such an one had guiding of the way,
That knew not, whether right he went, or else astray. F. Q.
You run astray, for whilst we talk of Ireland, you rip up the original of Scotland. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
Like one that had been led astray
Through the heav’n’s wide pathless way. John Milton, Il Penseroso.
Astray refers to being off the correct path or direction, either physically or metaphorically. This could be used in the context of being lost geographically, or being misguided in beliefs or actions. Essentially, it describes a state of being lost, mistaken, or diverted from the right direction or correct way.
out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray
Etymology: [See Estray, Stray.]
Astray is the sixth album from the American band, Samiam, released in 2000 on Hopeless Records and Burning Heart Records.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-strā′, adv. out of the right way. [Prep. a, on, and Stray.]
The numerical value of astray in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of astray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
This is a sad situation when it takes so much energy to sift through false claims and to determine which products are actually healthful ... advertising claims, especially when they are unsubstantiated, can certainly lead parents astray.
We most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.
We are seeing an influx of advertising aimed at parents for a wide array of products, including food and beverages, toothpaste and vitamins, this is a sad situation when it takes so much energy to sift through false claims and to determine which products are actually healthful ... advertising claims, especially when they are unsubstantiated, can certainly lead parents astray.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.
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.
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