straying from the right course or from accepted standards
uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable
"an errant breeze"
straying from the proper course or standard, or outside established limits
prone to making errors
utter, complete (negative); arrant
wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving
notorious; notoriously bad; downright; arrant
journeying; itinerant; -- formerly applied to judges who went on circuit and to bailiffs at large
one who wanders about
Origin: [F. errant, p. pr. fr. OF. errer to travel, LL. iterare, fr. L. iter journey; confused somewhat with L. errare to err. See Eyre, and cf. Arrant, Itinerant.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
er′ant, adj. wandering: roving: wild: (obs.) thorough (cf. Arrant).—n. a knight-errant.—adv. Err′antly.—n. Err′antry, an errant or wandering state: a rambling about like a knight-errant. [Fr.,—L. errans, errantis, pr.p. of errāre.]
The numerical value of errant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of errant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We had some really errant prints out there that stood that shouldn't have stood.
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
I thought it was going to be a really good knock on the front nine, but a few little errant drives meant the rough got its payback on me today.
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