astray definition

  • adverb:
    • Away from the correct road or path. See Synonyms at amiss.
    • Away from the correct road or way. See Synonyms at amiss.
    • Away from the right or good, as with idea or behavior; straying to or into incorrect or evil ways.
    • from the right or good, like in thought or behavior; straying to or into wrong or evil means.
    • In an incorrect or not known and wrongly-motivated path.
    • In a wrong or unidentified and wrongly-motivated way.
    • from the right, in a choice of a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering.
    • out from the right, either in a literal or perhaps in a figurative sense; wandering.
    • definately not the intended target
    • far from the intended target
    • out of the correct course or course
    • away from the correct course or way
  • others:
    • To go out of the right way; get astray; stray.
    • To go out from the correct means; go astray; stray.
    • Out of the correct way or proper spot, either virtually or figuratively; wandering.
    • from the right means or appropriate spot, either virtually or figuratively; wandering.

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