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Wordnet 3.0

ADVERB (2)

1. away from the right path or direction;
- Example: "he was led astray"

2. far from the intended target;
- Example: "the arrow went wide of the mark"
- Example: "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander"
[syn: wide, astray]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Astray \A*stray"\, adv. & a. [See Estray, Stray.] Out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray. [1913 Webster] Ye were as sheep going astray. --1 Pet. ii. 25. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

astray adv 1: away from the right path or direction; "he was led astray" 2: far from the intended target; "the arrow went wide of the mark"; "a bullet went astray and killed a bystander" [syn: wide, astray]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "astray": abashed, aberrant, abroad, adrift, afield, all abroad, all off, all wrong, amiss, askew, at fault, at sea, awry, badly, below the mark, beside the mark, beside the point, bewildered, bootlessly, bothered, clear, clueless, confused, corrupt, deceptive, defective, delusive, deviant, deviational, deviative, discomposed, disconcerted, dismayed, disoriented, distorted, distracted, distraught, disturbed, embarrassed, errant, erring, erroneous, erroneously, fallacious, fallaciously, false, falsely, far afield, far from it, faultful, faultfully, faultily, faulty, flawed, fruitlessly, guessing, heretical, heterodox, illogical, illusory, in a fix, in a maze, in a pickle, in a scrape, in a stew, in vain, lost, mazed, mistakenly, not right, not true, off, off the track, out, peccant, perturbed, perverse, perverted, put-out, self-contradictory, straying, to no purpose, turned around, unfactual, unfavorably, unorthodox, unproved, untrue, untruly, upset, vainly, wide, without a clue, wrong, wrongly