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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Astray

ASTRA'Y, adverb [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 Psalms 129:1.

Cattle go astray when they leave their proper owners or inclosures. See Deuteronomy 22:1.