Definitions for errantˈɛr ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

er•rantˈɛr 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.

Origin of errant:

1300–50; ME erraunt < MF, OF errant, prp. of errer, edrer to travel < VL *iterāre to journey


Princeton's WordNet

  1. errant(adj)

    straying from the right course or from accepted standards

    "errant youngsters"

  2. errant(adj)

    uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable

    "an errant breeze"


  1. errant(Adjective)

    straying from the proper course or standard, or outside established limits

  2. errant(Adjective)

    prone to making errors

  3. errant(Adjective)

    utter, complete (negative); arrant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Errant(adj)

    wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving

  2. Errant(adj)

    notorious; notoriously bad; downright; arrant

  3. Errant(adj)

    journeying; itinerant; -- formerly applied to judges who went on circuit and to bailiffs at large

  4. Errant(noun)

    one who wanders about

Anagrams of errant

  1. Terran

  2. ranter

  3. Ratner

Translations for errant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


wandering or lost

stray cats and dogs.

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