A·stray adv. & a. 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.
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: