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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Err  \Err\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Erred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Erring} 
  (?;  277,  85).]  [F.  errer,  L.  errare  akin  to  G.  irren  OHG. 
  irran,  v.  t.,  irr?n,  v.  i.,  OS  irrien  Sw  irra,  Dan.  irre, 
  Goth,  a['i]rzjan  to  lead  astray,  airzise  astray.] 
  1.  To  wander;  to  roam;  to  stray.  [Archaic]  ``Why  wilt  thou 
  err  from  me?''  --Keble. 
 
  What  seemeth  to  you  if  there  were  to  a  man  an 
  hundred  sheep  and  one  of  them  hath  erred.  --Wyclif 
  (Matt.  xviii. 
  12). 
 
  2.  To  deviate  from  the  true  course;  to  miss  the  thing  aimed 
  at  ``My  jealous  aim  might  err.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  miss  intellectual  truth;  to  fall  into  error;  to  mistake 
  in  judgment  or  opinion;  to  be  mistaken. 
 
  The  man  may  err  in  his  judgment  of  circumstances. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  4.  To  deviate  morally  from  the  right  way  to  go  astray,  in  a 
  figurative  sense  to  do  wrong  to  sin. 
 
  Do  they  not  err  that  devise  evil?  --Prov.  xiv. 
  22. 
 
  5.  To  offend,  as  by  erring. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  err 
  v  1:  to  make  a  mistake  or  be  incorrect  [syn:  {mistake},  {slip}] 
  2:  wander  from  a  direct  course  or  at  random  [syn:  {stray},  {drift}] 




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