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Webster 1913 Edition


Astray

A-stray′

,
adv.
&
Adj.
[See
Estray
,
Stray
.]
Out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering;
as, to lead one
astray
.
Ye were as sheep going
astray
.
1 Pet. ii. 25.

Webster 1828 Edition


Astray

ASTRA'Y

,
adv.
[a and stray. See Stray.]
Out of the right way or proper place, both in a literal and figurative sense. In morals and religion, it signifies wandering from the path of rectitude, from duty and happiness.
Before I was afflicted, I want astray. Ps. 129.
Cattle go astray when they leave their proper owners or inclosures. See Deut. 22.

Definition 2021


astray

astray

English

Adverb

astray

  1. In a wrong or unknown and wrongly-motivated direction.

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External links

  • astray in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • astray at OneLook Dictionary Search

References

  1. astray in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911