She spent an enjoyable afternoon erranding in the city.
All the servants were on holiday or erranded out of the house.
The errands before he could start the project included getting material at the store and getting the tools he had lent his neighbors.
An example of an errand is going to the dry cleaners.
An example of an errand is grocery shopping.
I'm going to town on some errands.
Origin of errand
- Middle English erand from Old English ǣrend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).