(?), n. [OE. erende, erande, message, business, AS. rende, rend; akin to OS. arundi, OHG. arunti, Icel. eyrendi, rendi, erendi, Sw. rende, Dan. rende; perh. akin to AS. earu swift, Icel. rr, and to L. oriri to rise, E. orient.] A special business intrusted to a messenger; something to be told or done by one sent somewhere for the purpose; often, a verbal message; a commission; as, the servant was sent on an errand; to do an errand. Also, one's purpose in going anywhere.
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I have a secret errand to thee, O king.
Judg. iii. 19.
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I will not eat till I have told mine errand.
Gen. xxiv. 33.
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2. Any specific task, usually of a routine nature, requiring some form of travel, usually locally. An errand is often on behalf of someone else, but sometimes for one's own purposes.

3. A mission.

To run an errand, To perform an errand{2}.


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