errant


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er·rant

 (ĕr′ənt)
adj.
1. Roving, especially in search of adventure: knights errant.
2. Failing to adhere to guidelines or moral standards: errant youngsters.
3.
a. Moving from the proper course or established limits: errant lambs.
b. Aimless or irregular in motion: an errant afternoon breeze.
c. Missing an intended target or recipient: an errant shot.

[Middle English erraunt, from Anglo-Norman, partly from Old French errer, to travel about (from Vulgar Latin *iterāre, from Latin iter, journey; see ei- in Indo-European roots) and partly from Old French errer, to err; see err.]

er′rant n.
er′rant·ly adv.

errant

(ˈɛrənt)
adj (often postpositive)
1. archaic or literary wandering in search of adventure
2. erring or straying from the right course or accepted standards
[C14: from Old French: journeying, from Vulgar Latin iterāre (unattested), from Latin iter journey; influenced by Latin errāre to err]
ˈerrantly adv

er•rant

(ˈɛr ənt)

adj.
1. deviating from the regular or proper course.
2. traveling, esp. in quest of adventure; roving adventurously.
3. moving in an aimless or lightly changing manner: an errant breeze.
[1300–50; Middle English erraunt < Middle French, Old French errant, present participle of errer, edrer to travel < Vulgar Latin *iterāre to journey]
er′rant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.errant - straying from the right course or from accepted standards; "errant youngsters"
fallible - likely to fail or make errors; "everyone is fallible to some degree"
2.errant - uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable; "an errant breeze"
uncontrolled - not being under control; out of control; "the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS"; "uncontrolled growth"

errant

adjective sinning, offending, straying, wayward, deviant, erring, aberrant His errant son ran up debts of over £3000.

errant

adjective
1. Traveling about, especially in search of adventure:
2. Straying from a proper course or standard:
Translations

errant

[ˈerənt] ADJ (frm) → errante
see also knight C

errant

[ˈɛrənt] adj
(= unfaithful) [husband] → infidèle
(= paedophile) [priest] → dévoyé(e)
[son, child] → délinquant(e)

errant

adj (= erring) wayssündig, verfehlt; husband etcuntreu; membersabtrünnig; (hum) Marxist, Freudianfehlgeleitet, auf Irrwegen

errant

[ˈɛrənt] adj (frm) (wrong) → in errore; (unfaithful) → infedele
References in classic literature ?
Here are such numbers, I will not say of arrant thieves, but of errant knights and errant squires, errant monks and errant minstrels, errant jugglers and errant jesters, that a man with a single merk would be in danger, much more a poor swineherd with a whole bagful of zecchins.
The errant knight, his master, must needs pass us toll-free.
Police said that errant driver of the bus has been arrested.
I had no option but to block the way of the errant car driver on the extreme right side of the road so that I could settle with the the other driver.
The tap room at Errant Brewery - which is housed in one of the railway arches on Newcastle's Forth Street - is being opened for a special sneak preview this weekend, before it opens permanently when the business receives its full alcohol licence.
Edcel Lagman said errant cops should be prosecuted instead of being subjected to doing push-ups or retraining.
He said the move is meant to cut the financial burdens on errant drivers, and encourage them to pay pending fines, yet be more cautious on the road.
8 -- Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has instructed the Consumers Affairs Authority (CAA) under his Ministry on 07 February to 'move fast on errant traders who fail to give the recent budgetary benefits to Lankan consumers.
Restaurant owners have asked the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry to fine errant establishments rather than close them down or name them.
Could it be that the draconian measures being employed by the council to save lives is nothing to do with errant motorists, but errant pedestrians, adults or otherwise?
Summary: A Formula One cameraman was hit by an errant flying wheel during a pit stop .
The premise is that it is a much greater sin for an official to make an errant call than to make an errant no-call.