Running their errands together.
- An example of an errand is going to the dry cleaners.
- An example of an errand is grocery shopping.
- a trip to carry a message or do a definite thing, often esp. for someone else
- the thing to be done on such a trip; purpose or object for which one goes or is sent
Origin of errandMiddle English erende from Old English ærende, message, mission, news, literally , that delivered by messenger from base of ar, messenger; akin to Old Saxon ?rundi, Old High German ?runti
- a. A short trip taken to perform a specified task, usually for another.b. The purpose or object of such a trip: Your errand was to mail the letter.
- Archaic a. A mission; an embassy.b. An oral message that has been entrusted to one.
Origin of errandMiddle English erand from Old English ǣrend
- A trip to accomplish a small mission or to do some business (dropping items by, doing paperwork, going to a friend's house, etc.)
- The errands before he could start the project included getting material at the store and getting the tools he had lent his neighbors.
- The purpose of such trip.
- I'm going to town on some errands.
- An oral message trusted to a person for delivery.
(third-person singular simple present errands, present participle erranding, simple past and past participle erranded)
- To send someone on an errand.
- All the servants were on holiday or erranded out of the house.
- (intransitive) To go on an errand.
- She spent an enjoyable afternoon erranding in the city.
From Middle English erande, erende, from Old English ǣrende (“errand, message; mission; embassy; answer, news, tidings, business, care”), from Proto-Germanic *airundiją (“message, errand”), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ey- (“to go”). Cognate with German dialectal Erend, Ernd (“order, contract, task, errand”), Danish ærinde (“errand”), Swedish ärende (“errand”), Norwegian ærend (“errand”), Icelandic eyrindi, erindi (“errand”).