[er-uh nd] /ˈɛr ənd/
a short and quick trip to accomplish a specific purpose, as to buy something, deliver a package, or convey a message, often for someone else.
the purpose of such a trip:
He finished his errands.
a special mission or function entrusted to a messenger; commission.
a short trip undertaken to perform a necessary task or commission (esp in the phrase run errands)
the purpose or object of such a trip
Old English ærende “message, mission; answer, news, tidings,” from Proto-Germanic *ærundjam (cf. Old Saxon arundi, Old Norse erendi, Danish ærende, Swedish ärende, Old Frisian erende, Old High German arunti “message”). Originally of important missions; meaning “short, simple journey and task” is attested by 1640s. Related: Errands.
[ur, er] /ɜr, ɛr/ verb (used without object) 1. to go astray in thought or belief; be mistaken; be incorrect. 2. to go astray morally; sin: To err is human. 3. Archaic. to deviate from the true course, aim, or purpose. /ɜː/ verb (intransitive) 1. to make a mistake; be incorrect 2. to stray from […]
[er-uh-thawr-beyt] /ˌɛr əˈθɔr beɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt of erythorbic acid.
[er-uh-thawr-bik, er-] /ˈɛr əˈθɔr bɪk, ˌɛr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a crystalline compound, C 6 H 8 O 6 , soluble in water: used as an antioxidant for food and as a reducing agent in photography. erythorbic acid er·y·thor·bic acid (ěr’ə-thôr’bĭk) n. An optical isomer of ascorbic acid used as an antioxidant.
/ˌɛrɪˈθriːmɪə/ noun 1. (med) polycythaemia vera See polycythaemia