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  1. er·rand
    IPA[ˈerənd]
  2. noun

    • 1. a short journey undertaken in order to deliver or collect something, especially on someone else's behalf:

      she asked Tim to run an errand for her
    • 2. the purpose or object of an errand:

      she knew that if she stated her errand she would not be able to see him
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: errand, plural noun: errands

    • noun

      a short journey undertaken in order to deliver or collect something, especially on someone else's behalf:

      the purpose or object of an errand:

    • noun

      a boy employed in a shop or office to make deliveries and run other errands.

      a man who is in the lowest rank of an organization:

    • noun

      a boy employed in a shop or office to make deliveries and run other errands.

      a man who is in the lowest rank of an organization:

    • carry out an errand, typically on someone else's behalf
    • noun

      a task or activity that has no hope of success:
    • a mission carried out to help someone in difficulty
    • a journey or mission carried out to help someone in difficulty or danger
    • noun

      a task or activity that has no hope of success:
    • carry out an errand for someone
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