Err

Err

(r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Erred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Erring (?; 277, 85).] [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.] 1. To wander; to roam; to stray. [Archaic] "Why wilt thou err from me?" Keble.
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What seemeth to you, if there were to a man an hundred sheep and one of them hath erred.
Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 12).
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2. To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed at. "My jealous aim might err." Shak.
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3. To miss intellectual truth; to fall into error; to mistake in judgment or opinion; to be mistaken.
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The man may err in his judgment of circumstances.
Tillotson.
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4. To deviate morally from the right way; to go astray, in a figurative sense; to do wrong; to sin.
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Do they not err that devise evil?
Prov. xiv. 22.
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5. To offend, as by erring.
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