ASTRAY: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for ASTRAY?

Need another word that means the same as “astray”? Find 6 synonyms and 30 related words for “astray” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Astray” are: wide, off target, wide of the mark, awry, away from the straight and narrow, away from the path of righteousness

Astray as an Adverb

Definitions of "Astray" as an adverb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “astray” as an adverb can have the following definitions:

  • Away from the correct path or direction.
  • Away from the right path or direction.
  • Into error or morally questionable behaviour.
  • Far from the intended target.

Synonyms of "Astray" as an adverb (6 Words)

away from the path of righteousnessAt a distance in space or time.
away from the straight and narrowOut of existence- H.E.Scudder.
awryAway from the correct or expected course.
With his necktie twisted awry.
off targetNo longer on or in contact or attached.
wideTo the full extent.
His final touchline conversion drifted wide.
wide of the markTo or over a great extent or range; far.

Usage Examples of "Astray" as an adverb

  • We went astray but a man redirected us.
  • A bullet went astray and killed a bystander.
  • He was led astray by boozy colleagues.

Associations of "Astray" (30 Words)

ambulateWalk; move about.
People who make use of crutches to ambulate.
awayAn away match or win.
The wedding is only weeks away.
castForm by pouring e g wax or hot metal into a cast or mold.
I had to spend a month in a cast.
deviateA person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior.
You must not deviate from the agreed route.
digressLose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking.
She always digresses when telling a story.
dislodgeRemove or force out from a position.
The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums.
driftA force that moves something along.
There was a drift to the towns.
errFail to adhere to the proper or accepted standards; do wrong.
The judge had erred in ruling that the evidence was inadmissible.
excursiveTending to deviate from a course or activity; digressive.
His excursive remarks.
farBeing of a considerable distance or length.
The success of the far Right.
gadA sharp prod fixed to a rider’s heel and used to urge a horse onward.
He had heard that I was gadding about with an airline stewardess.
goingThe act of departing.
The going was ideal here with short turf and a level surface.
inaccessible(of language or an artistic work) difficult to understand or appreciate.
Her unassailable inaccessible image.
isolatedRemote and separate physically or socially.
Tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization.
locationThe action of locating someone or something.
The movie was filmed entirely on location.
lostHaving lost your bearings confused as to time or place or personal identity.
The lost election of 1979.
maunderSpeak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly.
Dennis maundered on about the wine.
migrationA group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period.
This butterfly s annual migration across North America.
nomadA member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons.
The Magyars were a nomad people of the steppes.
outpostA military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops.
A few scattered outposts along the west coast.
promenadeTake a promenade through a place.
An evening promenade.
rambleA walk taken for pleasure in the countryside.
Willy rambled on about Norman archways.
remoteA remote control device.
A remote possibility.
roamMove about or travel aimlessly or unsystematically, especially over a wide area.
The cattle roam across the prairie.
rove(of a person’s eyes) look in changing directions in order to see something thoroughly.
A new exhibit will electrify campuses on its national rove.
sidetrackA short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass.
The effort at reform has been sidetracked for years.
solitaryOne who lives in solitude.
Tigers are essentially solitary.
strayAn animal that has strayed especially a domestic animal.
Men who stray are seen as more exciting and desirable.
strollWalk in a leisurely way.
We took a stroll in the garden.
wanderAn act or instance of wandering.
He found her wandering the streets.

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