Astray
Astray A*stray", adv. & a. [See {Estray}, {Stray}.] Out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray. [1913 Webster]

Ye were as sheep going astray. --1 Pet. ii. 25. [1913 Webster]


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  • astray — (adv.) c.1300, astraied away from home; lost, borrowed and partially nativized from O.Fr. estraie, pp. of estraier astray, riderless (of a horse), lost, lit. on stray (see STRAY (Cf. stray) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • astray — I adjective aberrant, adrift, afield, amiss, awry, circuitous, deviating, errant, erratic, indirect, lost, misguided, misled, off center, out of one s bearings, out of one s reckoning, random, round about, straying, undirected, unguided II index… …   Law dictionary

  • astray — *amiss …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • astray — [adj] off the path or right direction adrift, afield, amiss, awry, gone, lost, off, off course, off the mark, roaming, straying, vanished, wandering, wrong; concepts 545,581 Ant. on course, right, straight …   New thesaurus

  • astray — ► ADVERB ▪ away from the correct path or direction. ORIGIN from Old French estraie, from Latin extra out of bounds + vagari wander …   English terms dictionary

  • astray — [ə strā′] adv., adj. [ME < pp. of OFr estraier, STRAY] 1. off the right path or way; wandering 2. in error …   English World dictionary

  • astray — a|stray [əˈstreı] adv [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: estraié wandering , from estraier; STRAY1] 1.) go astray a) to be lost or stolen ▪ The letter had gone astray in the post. b) if a plan or action goes astray, it goes wrong ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • astray — [[t]əstre͟ɪ[/t]] 1) PHRASE: V inflects If you are led astray by someone or something, you behave badly or foolishly because of them. The judge thought he d been led astray by older children. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If someone or something leads you …   English dictionary

  • astray — adverb 1 go astray a) to become lost: One of the documents has gone astray. b) humorous to start behaving in an immoral way 2 lead sb astray a) often humorous to encourage someone to do bad or immoral things that they would not normally do: His… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Astray — NOTOC Infobox Album | Name = Astray Type = Album Artist = Samiam Released = August 29, 2000 Recorded = April May 2000 Genre = Punk rock Length = 44:00 Label = Hopeless Records / Burning Heart Records Producer = Tim O Heir Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

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