What does errant mean?

Definitions for errant
ˈɛr ənter·rant

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Errant(adj)

    notorious; notoriously bad; downright; arrant

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Errant(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Errant(noun)

    one who wanders about

    Etymology: [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

  1. Errant

    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.]

Anagrams for errant »

  1. Terran

  2. ranter

  3. Ratner

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of errant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of errant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of errant in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.

  2. Andy Sullivan:

    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.

  3. Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler:

    Well both of those statements are errant nonsense. There is ample evidence, overwhelming evidence. Any jury would convict in three minutes flat that The President betrayed The President country by breaking the law.

  4. Reggie Browne:

    We had some really errant prints out there that stood that shouldn't have stood.

  5. Marc Elias:

    We can't deny people a right to vote because they choose to put Xs in some, oval, circle some names or fill in some ovals, it says you can't cross out an errant vote with some marking, you have to use words.

Images & Illustrations of errant

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