err, mistake, slip(verb)
to make a mistake or be incorrect
stray, err, drift(verb)
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"
To make a mistake.
He erred in his calculations, and made many mistakes.
Origin: From erren, from errer, from erro, from ares-. Cognate with eorre, ierre, iersian, ierre.
to wander; to roam; to stray
to deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed at
to miss intellectual truth; to fall into error; to mistake in judgment or opinion; to be mistaken
to deviate morally from the right way; to go astray, in a figurative sense; to do wrong; to sin
to offend, as by erring
Origin: [F. errer, L. errare; akin to G. irren, OHG. irran, v. t., irrn, v. i., OS. irrien, Sw. irra, Dan. irre, Goth, arzjan to lead astray, airzise astray.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
er, v.i. to wander from the right way: to go astray: to mistake: to sin.—adj. Err′able, capable of erring.—n. Errat′ic, a wanderer: an erratic boulder.—adjs. Errat′ic, -al, wandering: having no certain course: not stationary: irregular.—adv. Errat′ically.—n. Errā′tum, an error in writing or printing, esp. one noted in a list at the end of a book:—pl. Errā′ta.—adj. Errō′neous, erring: full of error: wrong: mistaken: (obs.) wandering.—adv. Errō′neously.—ns. Errō′neousness; Err′or, a deviation from truth, right, &c.: a blunder or mistake: a fault: sin; Err′orist. [Fr. errer—L. errāre, to stray; cog. with Ger. irren, and irre, astray.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
To make a mistake. ERRATIC Full of mistakes.
The numerical value of ERR in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ERR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The cautious seldom err.
To err from the right path is common to mankind.
To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
We were late to the party ... we had to err on the side of first do no harm.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
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- غلط, أخطاءArabic
- лъжа, грешаBulgarian
- chybovat, mýlitCzech
- irren, [[Fehler]] [[machen]]German
- errar, equivocar, errSpanish
- اشتباه کردنPersian
- tehdä virhe, erehtyäFinnish
- tromper, errFrench
- errare, sbagliareItalian
- maken, vergissing, fout, zich vergissenDutch
- popełnić błądPolish
- errar, errPortuguese
- [[допустить]] [[ошибка, [[допускать]] [[ошибка, ошибиться, ошибатьсяRussian
- [[göra]] [[misstag]], felaSwedish
- yanılmak, yanlış yapmak, hata yapmakTurkish
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