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Astray - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Astray' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Astray [ adv. & a.]
- Out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray.

Meaning of 'Astray' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . astray [ r]
Meaning (1):
- far from the intended target
Example in sentence:
  • a bullet went astray and killed a bystander;
  • the arrow went wide of the mark
Meaning (2):
- away from the right path or direction
Example in sentence:
  • he was led astray