browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
errant

more about errant

errant


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Errant  \Er"rant\,  a.  [F.  errant,  p.  pr  fr  OF  errer  to  travel, 
  LL  iterare,  fr  L.  iter  journey;  confused  somewhat  with  L. 
  errare  to  err.  See  {Eyre},  and  cf  {Arrant},  {Itinerant}.] 
  1.  Wandering;  deviating  from  an  appointed  course,  or  from  a 
  direct  path;  roving. 
 
  Seven  planets  or  errant  stars  in  the  lower  orbs  of 
  heaven.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  2.  Notorious;  notoriously  bad  downright;  arrant. 
 
  Would  make  me  an  errant  fool.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  3.  (Eng.  Law)  Journeying;  itinerant;  --  formerly  applied  to 
  judges  who  went  on  circuit  and  to  bailiffs  at  large 
  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Errant  \Er"rant\,  n. 
  One  who  wanders  about  [Obs.]  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  errant 
  adj  :  capable  of  making  an  error;  "all  men  are  error-prone"  [syn: 
  {erring},  {error-prone}] 




more about errant