[ur, er] /ɜr, ɛr/
verb (used without object)
to go astray in thought or belief; be mistaken; be incorrect.
to go astray morally; sin:
To err is human.
Archaic. to deviate from the true course, aim, or purpose.
to make a mistake; be incorrect
to stray from the right course or accepted standards; sin
to act with bias, esp favourable bias: to err on the side of justice
c.1300, from Old French errer “go astray, lose one’s way; make a mistake; transgress,” from Latin errare “wander, go astray, be in error,” from PIE root *ers- “be in motion, wander around” (cf. Sanskrit arsati “flows;” Old English ierre “angry, straying;” Old Frisian ire “angry;” Old High German irri “angry,” irron “astray;” Gothic airziþa “error, deception;” the Germanic words reflecting the notion of anger as a “straying” from normal composure). Related: Erred; erring.
[urs, airs] /ɜrs, ɛərs/ noun 1. . 1. Emergency Radio Service. 1. a semantically empty suffix that creates informal variations of more neutral nouns and adjectives by processes of truncation identical to those of 7. (champers; preggers; starkers); unlike that suffix, however, -ers, is apparently productive, and words formed with it do not appear to […]
[er-zahts, -sahts, er-zahts, -sahts] /ˈɛr zɑts, -sɑts, ɛrˈzɑts, -ˈsɑts/ adjective 1. serving as a substitute; synthetic; artificial: an ersatz coffee made from grain. noun 2. an artificial substance or article used to replace something natural or genuine; a substitute. /ˈɛəzæts; ˈɜː-/ adjective 1. made in imitation of some natural or genuine product; artificial noun 2. […]
[urs] /ɜrs/ noun 1. Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. adjective 2. of or relating to Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. /ɜːs/ noun 1. another name for Irish Gaelic adjective 2. of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language late 14c., early Scottish variant of Old English Irisc or Old Norse Irskr “Irish” (see Irish); applied by Lowland […]
[urs, airs] /ɜrs, ɛərs/ noun 1. . [urs] /ɜrs/ noun 1. Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. adjective 2. of or relating to Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. abbreviation 1. earnings related supplement /ɜːs/ noun 1. another name for Irish Gaelic adjective 2. of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language late 14c., early Scottish variant of Old […]