WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
a•stray /əˈstreɪ/USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. off the correct or known path or route;
    lost:The letter must have gone astray.
  2. away into error, confusion, or undesirable action or thought:Wicked companions led her astray.

adj. [be + ~]
  • lost:I was astray and couldn't find my way.
  • confused; in error:was astray in those calculations.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    astray /əˈstreɪ/ adj , adv (postpositive)
    1. out of the correct path or direction
    2. out of the right, good, or expected way; into error
    Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French estraie roaming, from estraier to stray

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