errand

  • 1 Errand — Er rand, n. [OE. erende, erande, message, business, AS. [ae]rende, [ae]rend; akin to OS. arundi, OHG. arunti, Icel. eyrendi, [ o]rendi, erendi, Sw. [ a]rende, Dan. [ae]rende; perh. akin to AS. earu swift, Icel. [ o]rr, and to L. oriri to rise, E …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Errand — Single par Faylan extrait de l’album Polaris Face A Errand Face B Scat Blue Sortie 27 janvier 2010 …

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  • 3 errand — ► NOUN ▪ a short journey made to deliver or collect something, especially on someone else s behalf. ● errand of mercy Cf. ↑errand of mercy ORIGIN Old English, «message, mission» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 errand — index burden, mission Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 errand — O.E. ærende message, mission; answer, news, tidings, from P.Gmc. *ærundjam (Cf. O.S. arundi, O.N. erendi, Dan. ærende, Swed. ärende, O.Fris. erende, O.H.G. arunti message ). Originally of important missions; meaning short, simple journey and task …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 errand — [n] task assignment, charge, commission, duty, job, message, mission; concept 362 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 errand — [er′ənd] n. [ME erende < OE ærende, message, mission, news, lit., that delivered by messenger < base of ar, messenger; akin to OS ārundi, OHG ārunti] 1. a trip to carry a message or do a definite thing, often esp. for someone else 2. the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 errand — n. 1) to do, run an errand; to go on an errand 2) personal errands 3) a fool s ( useless ) errand 4) an errand for (could you run an errand for me?) 5) (misc.) an errand of mercy * * * [ erənd] run an errand to go on an errand (misc.) an errand… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 errand — [[t]e̱rənd[/t]] errands 1) N COUNT An errand is a short trip that you make in order to do a job for someone, for example when you go to a shop to buy something for them. She went off on some errand... She had a more urgent errand. 2) PHRASE: V… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 errand — noun (C) 1 a short journey in order to do something for someone, for example delivering or getting something for them: I have a couple of errands for you. | send sb on an errand: His mother sent him on an errand. | run an errand: Uncle Pio has… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 errand — UK [ˈerənd] / US noun [countable] Word forms errand : singular errand plural errands a small job that involves going to collect or deliver something I m about to send Tom out on an errand. run an errand (= do an errand): She s out running errands …

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  • 12 errand — er|rand [ˈerənd] n [: Old English; Origin: Arend] a short journey in order to do something for someone, for example delivering or collecting something for them ▪ I seemed to spend my life running errands for people. ▪ She was always sending me on …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 errand — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ little, small ▪ simple ▪ daily (esp. AmE) ▪ last minute VERB + ERRAND ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 errand — er|rand [ erənd ] noun count a small job that involves going to collect or deliver something: I m about to send Tom out on an errand. run an errand (=do an errand): She s out running errands for her mother …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 errand — [OE] Despite the passing similarity, errand has no etymological connection with err and error. It comes from a prehistoric Germanic *ǣrundjam, which meant ‘message’ – a sense which in fact survived in English until as recently as the 18th century …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 errand — [OE] Despite the passing similarity, errand has no etymological connection with err and error. It comes from a prehistoric Germanic *ǣrundjam, which meant ‘message’ – a sense which in fact survived in English until as recently as the 18th century …

    Word origins

  • 17 errand — 1. noun /ˈɛrənd/ a) A trip to accomplish a small mission or to do some business (dropping items by, doing paperwork, going to a friends house, etc.) The errands before he could start the project included getting material at the store and getting… …

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  • 18 errand — noun Etymology: Middle English erend message, business, from Old English ǣrend; akin to Old High German ārunti message Date: before 12th century 1. archaic a. an oral message entrusted to a person b. embassy, mission 2. a. a short trip taken to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 errand — noun a short journey made to deliver or collect something, especially on someone else s behalf. Phrases errand of mercy a journey or mission carried out to help someone in difficulty or danger. Origin OE rende message, mission , of Gmc origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 errand — /ˈɛrənd / (say eruhnd) noun 1. a trip to convey a message or execute a commission; a short journey for a specific purpose: *she passed through the hall on some errand to the pantry. –patrick white, 1957. 2. a special business entrusted to a… …

    Australian English dictionary