What does errant mean?

Definitions for errantˈɛr ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word errant.

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

  5. 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

  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Reggie Browne:

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

  2. Bertrand Russell:

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

  3. 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.

Images & Illustrations of errant

  1. erranterranterrant

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