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Meaning of ERR

Pronunciation:  ur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  to make a mistake or be incorrect
  2. [v]  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"

ERR is a 3 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: drift, mistake, slip, stray
 See Also: blunder, fall for, go, locomote, misjudge, misremember, move, slip up, stumble, travel, trip up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Err\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Erred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Erring}
(?; 277, 85).] [F. errer, L. errare; akin to G. irren, OHG.
irran, v. t., irr?n, v. i., OS. irrien, Sw. irra, Dan. irre,
Goth, a['i]rzjan to lead astray, airzise astray.]
1. To wander; to roam; to stray. [Archaic] ``Why wilt thou
   err from me?'' --Keble.

         What seemeth to you, if there were to a man an
         hundred sheep and one of them hath erred. --Wyclif
                                               (Matt. xviii.

2. To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed
   at. ``My jealous aim might err.'' --Shak.

3. To miss intellectual truth; to fall into error; to mistake
   in judgment or opinion; to be mistaken.

         The man may err in his judgment of circumstances.

4. To deviate morally from the right way; to go astray, in a
   figurative sense; to do wrong; to sin.

         Do they not err that devise evil?     --Prov. xiv.

5. To offend, as by erring.

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