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Meaning of ERRAND

Pronunciation:  'erund

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission

ERRAND is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: trip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. orient.]
A special business intrusted to a messenger; something to be
told or done by one sent somewhere for the purpose; often, a
verbal message; a commission; as, the servant was sent on an
errand; to do an errand. Also, one's purpose in going

      I have a secret errand to thee, O king.  --Judg. iii.

      I will not eat till I have told mine errand. --Gen.
                                               xxiv. 33.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are running errands means harmony and mutual understanding in your domestic sphere. Dreaming that you are sending someone on an errand means that you will lose your lover through your indifference.
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