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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astrayadverb

    away from the right path or direction

    "he was led astray"

  2. wide, astrayadverb

    far from the intended target

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


  1. astrayadverb

    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.]

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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. Oscar Wilde:

    The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

  2. Nicholas Dungan:

    This is a victory of values, the values of the Enlightenment, the values of France, the values on which America was founded, the values from which the US and the UK have gone significantly astray, this is the end of know-nothing populism.

  3. Seneca:

    We most often go astray on a well trodden and much frequented road.

  4. David Benham:

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

  5. Corey Basch:

    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.

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