errand

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er·rand

 (ĕr′ənd)
n.
1.
a. A short trip taken to perform a specified task, usually for another.
b. The purpose or object of such a trip: Your errand was to mail the letter.
2. Archaic
a. A mission; an embassy.
b. An oral message that has been entrusted to one.

[Middle English erand, from Old English ǣrend.]

errand

(ˈɛrənd)
n
1. a short trip undertaken to perform a necessary task or commission (esp in the phrase run errands)
2. the purpose or object of such a trip
[Old English ǣrende; related to ār messenger, Old Norse erendi message, Old High German ārunti, Swedish ärende]

er•rand

(ˈɛr ənd)

n.
1. a short trip to accomplish a specific purpose, as to buy or deliver something or to convey a message, often for someone else.
2. the purpose of such a trip.
3. a special mission entrusted to a messenger; commission.
[before 900; Middle English erande, Old English ærende; c. Old High German āruntī; compare Old English ār messenger, Gothic airus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.errand - a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission
trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"

errand

noun job, charge, commission, message, task, mission Frank ran dodgy errands for a seedy local villain.

errand

noun
An assignment one is sent to carry out:
Translations
مُهِمَّهمُهِمَّه، خِدْمَه، عَمَل خفيف
ærinde
erindierindi; sendiferî
pasiuntimas
būt par izsūtāmouzdevums
opravek
ayak işibir iş için bir yere gitmegetir götür işi

errand

[ˈerənd]
A. Nrecado m, mandado m (esp LAm)
to run errandshacer recados
errand of mercytentativa f de salvamento
B. CPD errand boy Nrecadero m, mandadero m (esp LAm)

errand

[ˈɛrənd] ncourse f
to run errands → faire des courses
to go on an errand → faire une course
to run an errand for sb → faire une course pour qn errand of mercyerrand boy ngarçon m de courseserrand of mercy nmission f de charité, acte m charitable

errand

n (= shopping etc)Besorgung f; (to give a message etc) → Botengang m; (= task)Auftrag m; to send somebody on an errandjdn auf Besorgungen/einen Botengang schicken; to go on or run errands (for somebody)(für jdn) Besorgungen/Botengänge machen; to be out on an errandBesorgungen/einen Botengang machen, etwas erledigen; errand of mercyRettungsaktion f

errand

[ˈɛrnd] ncommissione f
to run errands → fare commissioni
errand of mercy → atto di carità

errand

(ˈerənd) noun
1. a short journey made in order to get something or do something especially for someone else. He has sent the child on an errand; The child will run errands for you.
2. the purpose of such a journey. She accomplished her errand.
References in classic literature ?
Then tea must be got, errands done, and one or two necessary bits of sewing neglected until the last minute.
He can mow the lawn and run errands when the horses do not need atten- tion," she explained to her husband.
After that Dude and I went twice a week to the post-office, six miles east of us, and I saved the men a good deal of time by riding on errands to our neighbours.
To go of errands with his slow and shuffling gait, which made you doubt how he ever was to arrive anywhere; to saw a small household's foot or two of firewood, or knock to pieces an old barrel, or split up a pine board for kindling-stuff; in summer, to dig the few yards of garden ground appertaining to a low-rented tenement, and share the produce of his labor at the halves; in winter, to shovel away the snow from the sidewalk, or open paths to the woodshed, or along the clothes-line; such were some of the essential offices which Uncle Venner performed among at least a score of families.
These old gentlemen -- seated, like Matthew at the receipt of custom, but not very liable to be summoned thence, like him, for apostolic errands -- were Custom-House officers.
There's a little Jewish girl here who used to run errands for a milliner, and got sick and lost her place; and she was four days on the streets without a mouthful of food, and then she went to a place just around the corner and offered herself, and they made her give up her clothes before they would give her a bite to eat
I've always despised it, and myself for it,--so now, Tom, wipe up your eyes, and go about your errands.
All this had been half an hour ago, and the sun, the heat, the dust, the contemplation of errands to be done in the great metropolis of Milltown, had lulled Mr.
Few privileges were esteemed higher, by the slaves of the out-farms, than that of being selected to do errands at the Great House Farm.
He had business at the Crown about his hay, and a great many errands for Mrs.
Hindley Earnshaw, that was Hareton's father, and I got used to playing with the children: I ran errands too, and helped to make hay, and hung about the farm ready for anything that anybody would set me to.
It was an agreeable idea, easily carried out, and when the white cloth was spread upon the grass, with hot tea and buttered toast and crumpets, a delightfully hungry meal was eaten, and several birds on domestic errands paused to inquire what was going on and were led into investigating crumbs with great activity.