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err

 (ĕr, ûr)
intr.v. erred, err·ing, errs
1. To make an error or misjudgment: I erred in turning onto the dead-end street.
2. To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
3. Archaic To stray.

[Middle English erren, from Old French errer, from Latin errāre, to wander; see ers- in Indo-European roots.]

err

(ɜː)
vb (intr)
1. to make a mistake; be incorrect
2. to stray from the right course or accepted standards; sin
3. to act with bias, esp favourable bias: to err on the side of justice.
[C14: erren to wander, stray, from Old French errer, from Latin errāre]

err

(ɜr, ɛr)

v.i.
1. to go astray in thought or belief; be mistaken or incorrect.
2. to go astray morally; sin.
3. Archaic. to deviate from the true course or purpose.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French errer < Latin errāre; akin to Old High German irrōn, Gothic airzjan]
err`a•bil′i•ty, n.
err′a•ble, adj.

err


Past participle: erred
Gerund: erring

Imperative
err
err
Present
I err
you err
he/she/it errs
we err
you err
they err
Preterite
I erred
you erred
he/she/it erred
we erred
you erred
they erred
Present Continuous
I am erring
you are erring
he/she/it is erring
we are erring
you are erring
they are erring
Present Perfect
I have erred
you have erred
he/she/it has erred
we have erred
you have erred
they have erred
Past Continuous
I was erring
you were erring
he/she/it was erring
we were erring
you were erring
they were erring
Past Perfect
I had erred
you had erred
he/she/it had erred
we had erred
you had erred
they had erred
Future
I will err
you will err
he/she/it will err
we will err
you will err
they will err
Future Perfect
I will have erred
you will have erred
he/she/it will have erred
we will have erred
you will have erred
they will have erred
Future Continuous
I will be erring
you will be erring
he/she/it will be erring
we will be erring
you will be erring
they will be erring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been erring
you have been erring
he/she/it has been erring
we have been erring
you have been erring
they have been erring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been erring
you will have been erring
he/she/it will have been erring
we will have been erring
you will have been erring
they will have been erring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been erring
you had been erring
he/she/it had been erring
we had been erring
you had been erring
they had been erring
Conditional
I would err
you would err
he/she/it would err
we would err
you would err
they would err
Past Conditional
I would have erred
you would have erred
he/she/it would have erred
we would have erred
you would have erred
they would have erred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.err - to make a mistake or be incorrecterr - to make a mistake or be incorrect  
misremember - remember incorrectly; "I misremembered the date"
slip up, trip up, stumble - make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name"
misjudge - judge incorrectly
fall for - be deceived, duped, or entrapped by; "He fell for her charms"; "He fell for the con man's story"
2.err - wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
rove, stray, roam, vagabond, wander, swan, ramble, range, drift, tramp, cast, roll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"

err

verb
1. make a mistake, mistake, go wrong, blunder, slip up (informal), misjudge, be incorrect, be inaccurate, miscalculate, go astray, be in error, put your foot in it (informal), misapprehend, blot your copybook (informal), drop a brick or clanger (informal) The contractors seriously erred in their original estimates.
2. sin, fall, offend, lapse, trespass, do wrong, deviate, misbehave, go astray, transgress, be out of order, blot your copybook (informal) If he errs again, he will be severely punished.
Quotations
"To err is human, to forgive divine" [Alexander Pope An Essay on Criticism]

err

verb
1. To make an error or mistake:
2. To violate a moral or divine law:
3. Archaic. To turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct:
Translations
يُخْطِئ
chybovatmýlit
begå fejlfejle
téved
skjátlast, hafa rangt fyrir sér
klystiklysti ką nors darant
kļūdīties
hata yapmakyanılmak

err

[ɜːʳ] VI (= be mistaken) → equivocarse; (= sin) → pecar
to err on the side of mercy/cautionpecar de piadoso/cauteloso
to err is humanerrar es de humanos, quien tiene boca se equivoca

err

[ˈɜːr] vi
(= make mistakes) → se tromper
to err is human → l'erreur est humaine
to err on the side of caution → pécher par excès de prudence
(= be unfaithful) [husband, lover] → commettre une faute

err

vi
(= be mistaken)sich irren; to err in one’s judgementin seinem Urteil fehlgehen, sich in seinem Urteil irren; to err is human(, to forgive divine) (Prov) → Irren ist menschlich(, Vergeben göttlich) (Prov); it is better to err on the side of cautionman sollte im Zweifelsfall lieber zu vorsichtig sein
(Rel, = stray) → abgehen, in die Irre gehen

err

[ɜːʳ] vi (be mistaken) → sbagliare, errare; (sin) → peccare
it is better to err on the side of caution → la prudenza non è mai troppa

err

(əː) verb
to make a mistake; to be wrong; to do wrong.
err on the side of
to be guilty of what might be seen as a fault in order to avoid an opposite and greater fault. It is better to err on the side of leniency when punishing a child .
References in classic literature ?
Watch yourself, be the first to ask pardon if you both err, and guard against the little piques, misunderstandings, and hasty words that often pave the way for bitter sorrow and regret.
But allow me to suggest, dear cousin," rejoined the Judge," you err,--in all affection and kindness, no doubt, and with the very best intentions,--but you do err, nevertheless, in keeping your brother so secluded.
No; these revelations, unless I greatly err, are meant merely to promote the intellectual satisfaction of all intelligent beings, who will stand waiting, on that day, to see the dark problem of this life made plain.
And hazardous, too; for in attempting a disenchantment without the true key, you are liable to err, and turn your hogs into dogs, and the dogs into cats, the cats into rats, and so on, and end by reducing your materials to nothing finally, or to an odorless gas which you can't follow -- which, of course, amounts to the same thing.
Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life.
All the higher impulses of her nature, which had never, from first to last, let her err with impunity -- which had tortured her, before her marriage and after it, with the remorse that no woman inherently heartless and inherently wicked can feel -- all the nobler elements in her character, gathered their forces for the crowning struggle and strengthened her to meet, with no unworthy shrinking, the revelation that had opened on her view.
The sun was striking in at the great windows of the court, through the glittering drops of rain upon the glass, and it made a broad shaft of light between the two-and-thirty and the Judge, linking both together, and perhaps reminding some among the audience, how both were passing on, with absolute equality, to the greater Judgment that knoweth all things and cannot err.
There is a place (If ancient and prophetic fame in Heav'n Err not) another World, the happy seat Of som new Race call'd MAN, about this time To be created like to us, though less In power and excellence, but favour'd more Of him who rules above; so was his will Pronounc'd among the Gods, and by an Oath, That shook Heav'ns whol circumference, confirm'd.
Rebecca, however erroneously taught to interpret the promises of Scripture to the chosen people of Heaven, did not err in supposing the present to be their hour of trial, or in trusting that the children of Zion would be one day called in with the fulness of the Gentiles.
I may be wrong, of course; all men are liable to err in judging themselves, but I think I could make her happier than he can.
With regard to giants," replied Don Quixote, "opinions differ as to whether there ever were any or not in the world; but the Holy Scripture, which cannot err by a jot from the truth, shows us that there were, when it gives us the history of that big Philistine, Goliath, who was seven cubits and a half in height, which is a huge size.
They who set themselves to give precepts must of course regard themselves as possessed of greater skill than those to whom they prescribe; and if they err in the slightest particular, they subject themselves to censure.