meaning of astray

astray meaning in General Dictionary

out from the right either in a literal or in a figurative good sense wandering regarding lead one astray

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  • out of the right path or course
  • definately not the desired target
  • from the right, either in a literal or in a figurative feeling; wandering; since, to guide one astray.

astray meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, astraied "away from home; lost," lent and partly nativized from Old French estraie, previous participle of estraier "astray, riderless (of a horse), lost," actually "on stray" (see stray (v.)).


astray meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) from the right, in a choice of a literal or in a figurative good sense; wandering; since, to guide one astray.


Sentence Examples with the word astray

De Goeje in 1864 (Memoires sur la conquete de la Syrie, 2nd ed., aeiden, 1900), led to the conclusion that Wagidi's chronology is sound as regards the main events, and that later historians have gone astray by forsaking his guidance.

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