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Definition of "errand" []

  • A short trip taken to perform a specified task, usually for another. (noun)
  • The purpose or object of such a trip: Your errand was to mail the letter. (noun)
  • Archaic A mission; an embassy. (noun)
  • Archaic An oral message that has been entrusted to one. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "errand" in a sentence
  • "~To this my errand~, etc., _i. e._ in comparison with this errand of mine and the anxiety it involved."
  • "But my main errand is different, more limited but perhaps at least as important: to call attention to the boldness and consistency of the political initiatives taken by the three laureates ever since the opening of the Oslo negotiations."
  • "The errand is short, but with the temperature so low every step I take is a great sacrifice."