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errand


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Errand  \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 
  anywhere. 
 
  I  have  a  secret  errand  to  thee,  O  king.  --Judg.  iii. 
  19. 
 
  I  will  not  eat  till  I  have  told  mine  errand.  --Gen. 
  xxiv.  33. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  errand 
  n  :  a  short  trip  that  is  taken  in  the  performance  of  a  necessary 
  task  or  mission 




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