WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
a•stray /əˈstreɪ/USA pronunciation
adj. [be + ~]
lost:I was astray and couldn't find my way.
confused; in error:was astray in those calculations.
- off the correct or known path or route;
lost:The letter must have gone astray.
- away into error, confusion, or undesirable action or thought:Wicked companions led her astray.
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astray /əˈstreɪ/ adj , adv (postpositive)
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French estraie roaming, from estraier to stray
- out of the correct path or direction
- out of the right, good, or expected way; into error
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