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Definition of Errand


  1. 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.

Errand Quotations

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson

Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.
Red Skelton

Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries.
Yunus Emre

The truth is, this being errand boy to one hundred and fifty thousand people tires me so by night I am ready for bed instead of soirees.
Rutherford B. Hayes

There is little anyone can do with fanatics. Reasoning with them is a fool's errand. Avoiding them is mandatory.
Bill O'Reilly
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Errand Translations

errand in Afrikaans is opdrag, boodskap
errand in Danish is beretning
errand in Dutch is boodschap, opdracht, commissie
errand in Finnish is sanoma
errand in French is message, commission
errand in German is Besorgung
errand in Spanish is mensaje, mandado, recado
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