astray astray  /ə ˈstreɪ/


  1. (adv) away from the right path or direction
  2. (adv) far from the intended target


  1. Although the industry is rife with rumors that workers are locked in factories if diamonds go astray, Shah denies that his own employees are ill treated.
  2. Doctors, like most of us, are often led astray by stereotypes that are based on someone's appearance, emotional state or circumstances.
  3. You write that one of the major myths about American society is that we used to be prudent with our money and only recently did we go astray.


  1. Ideo's 3 Steps To A More Open, Innovative Mind

    Ideo's 3 Steps To A More Open, Innovative Mind : You need inquiry to innovate—so companies can navel-gaze themselves astray, Brown says: “the quickest way for removing curiosity in my opinion is to have organizations that are too inward-facing, that don’t spend enough time out in the world”
    on June 20, 2013     Source:

  2. Maps May Lead Google Astray

    Maps May Lead Google Astray        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Survey: Most Drivers Using GPS Say It Has Led Them Astray

    GREENVILLE, S.C., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GPS has changed the way people travel, but 63 percent of U.S. drivers who have used GPS say the technology has led them astray at least once by pointing ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I'm concerned that a leader at a Catholic university made these comments. It can lead Catholics astray," Burke said by telephone as he attended March for Life anti-abortion events in Washington. "I just believe that it's of the essence for...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Raymond Burke Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "If they are going to profit from their story I don't think a contribution back would go astray," said Queensland premier Ms Bligh.
    on May 25, 2008 By: Anna Bligh Source: BBC News

  3. When asked what had been the most difficult thing about recent months, Woods said: "Having to look at myself like I never want to look at myself, how far astray I got from my core fundamentals and morals my mom and dad taught me. The other difficult...
    on Apr 5, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: BBC Sport

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