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err Explained

err at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


err at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1303, from O.Fr. errer, from L. errare "wander" (a general Gmc. borrowing, cf. O.H.G. arunti "message," O.N. erendi), from PIE base *er- "wander around." Related to O.E. ierre "angry, straying." ///

err at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: errer, from Latin errare]//
1 err on the side of sth: to be more careful or safe than is necessary, in order to make sure that nothing bad happens// --It's always best to err on the side of caution .//
2 old use to make a mistake:

ERR at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:


ERR at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:


err at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "err":
backslide, be in error, be mistaken, be wrong, blunder, bungle,
commit sin, degenerate, deviate, divagate, do amiss, do wrong,
drift, excurse, fall, fall into error, foozle, go adrift, go amiss,
go astray, go awry, go wrong, goof, judge amiss, lapse, meander,
misappreciate, misbelieve, miscalculate, miscompute, misconjecture,
misconstrue, misdeem, misesteem, misestimate, misevaluate,
misinterpret, misjudge, misreckon, miss, miss the mark, misthink,
misvalue, offend, pererrate, ramble, rove, serve Mammon, sin, slip,
slip up, snake, straggle, stray, stumble, transgress, trespass,
trip, twist, twist and turn, wander, wind

err at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Misjudgment): misjudgment, miscalculation, miscomputation, misconception, error, hasty conclusion, prejudice, preconceived idea.

[V] (Misjudgment): misjudge, misestimate, misconceive, err, miscalculate, misreckon, miscompute, prejudge.

[N] (Error): error, fallacy, misconception, misapprehension, misunderstanding, inexactness, laxity, misconstruction, misinterpretation, miscomputation, misjudgment, non sequitur, misstatement, mistake, miss, fault, blunder, oversight, misprint, erratum, corrigendum, slip, flaw.

[V] (Error): mislead, misguide, lead astray, misinform, delude, falsify, misstate, deceive, lie, err, mistake, be in the wrong, blunder, misapprehend, misconceive, misunderstand.

[ADJ] (Error): erroneous, untrue, false, fallacious, apocryphal, unreal, ungrounded, groundless, unsubstantial, heretical, unsound, illogical, inexact, unexact, incorrect, illusory, delusive, spurious.

[V] (Vice): sin, commit a sin, err, transgress, misbehave, fall, lapse, slip, trespass, go astray, corrupt, degrade.

err at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[V] (old-fashioned, formal) to make a mistake:
To err is human ...
err on the side of sth to show too much of a good quality:
I thought it was better to err on the side of caution (= to be too careful rather than take a risk). * to err on the side of generosity / safety

err at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[V] (old-fashioned, formal) to make a mistake:
To err is human ...
err on the side of sth to show too much of a good quality:
I thought it was better to err on the side of caution (= to be too careful rather than take a risk). * to err on the side of generosity / safety

Err at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Err \Err\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Erred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Erring}
(?; 277, 85).] [F. errer, L. errare; akin to G. irren, OHG.
irran, v. t., irr?n, v. i., OS. irrien, Sw. irra, Dan. irre,
Goth, a['i]rzjan to lead astray, airzise astray.]
1. To wander; to roam; to stray. [Archaic] ``Why wilt thou
err from me?'' --Keble.

What seemeth to you, if there were to a man an
hundred sheep and one of them hath erred. --Wyclif
(Matt. xviii.

2. To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed
at. ``My jealous aim might err.'' --Shak.

3. To miss intellectual truth; to fall into error; to mistake
in judgment or opinion; to be mistaken.

The man may err in his judgment of circumstances.

4. To deviate morally from the right way; to go astray, in a
figurative sense; to do wrong; to sin.

Do they not err that devise evil? --Prov. xiv.

5. To offend, as by erring.

err at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: to make a mistake or be incorrect [syn: {mistake}, {slip}]
2: wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed
from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't
drift from the set course" [syn: {stray}, {drift}]

err at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » erren|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » errer||to wander, err, mistake|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » erro|errō|wander, stray, err, mistake|pos=verb|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » ares-||to be angry, lose one's temper|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » eorre|lang=ang, Inter: term » ierre||anger, wrath, ire|lang=ang, Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » iersian||to be angry with, rage, irritate, provoke|lang=ang, Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » ierre||wandering, gone astray, confused|lang=ang.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /eə/|/ɜː(ɹ)/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ɛɹ/|/ɝ/ Inter: qualifier » rare
  • Inter: rhymes » eə(r)|ɜː(r)

    Usage notes

    The first pronunciation is considered incorrect by some conservative commentators although it is more common. The second pronunciation may be unfamiliar to many speakers.


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: intransitiv » e To make a mistake.
    1. : He erred in his calculations, and made many mistakes.
    2. Inter: intransitiv » e To sin.
    3. Inter: archai » c to stray.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:make a mistake -

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from "err"

  • err on the side of
  • err on the side of caution

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • erroneous

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • error
  • to err is human

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » make a mistake
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|غلط|tr=gháliTa
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|греша|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » bg|лъжа се|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|犯錯|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|犯错|tr=fàncuò|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|做錯|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|做错|tr=zuòcuò|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t » cmn|走眼|tr=zǒuyǎn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|chybovat, Inter: t+ » cs|mýlit se
    • Danish: fejle
    • Dutch: een Inter: t+ » nl|fout Inter: t+ » nl|maken, een Inter: t+ » nl|vergissing maken, Inter: t- » nl|zich vergissen
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|erari
    • Finnish: erehtyä, tehdä virhe
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|se tromper
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|irren, Inter: t- » de|sich irren, Inter: t- » de|Fehler machen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|téved
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|errare, Inter: t+ » it|sbagliare
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|間違える|tr=まちがえる, machigaeru
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|popełnić błąd
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|errar
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|greși
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ошибаться|tr=ošibát'sja Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|ошибиться|tr=ošibít'sja Inter: pf » ., Inter: t- » ru|допускать ошибку|tr=dopuskát' ošíbku Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » ru|допустить ошибку|tr=dopustít' ošíbku Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|errar, Inter: t+ » es|equivocar
  • Swedish: fela, göra misstag
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yanılmak, Inter: t- » tr|hata yapmak, Inter: t- » tr|yanlış yapmak
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|pölön

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » sin|sin
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » bg: греша

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    From Inter: etyl » sqj-pro|sq Inter: recons » ausra|lang=sqj-pro ‘twilight’, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|sq Inter: recons » h₂éusos|lang=ine-pro ‘dawn’ (compare English Inter: term » Easter|lang=en, Latin Inter: term » aurora|aurōra|lang=la, Lithuanian Inter: term » aušrà|lang=lt).


    Inter: head » sq|noun Inter: g » sq
  • dark, darkness


    * terr

  • Icelandic


    * Inter: IPA » /ɛrː/|lang=is
    • : Inter: rhymes » ɛrː|lang=is


      Inter: is-noun » n|errs|err

  • Inter: Latn-def » is|name|R|r


    Inter: is-decl-noun-n-s » |e|rr

  • Translation: et » err
    Translation: el » err
    Translation: eo » err
    Translation: fa » err
    Translation: fr » err
    Translation: ko » err
    Translation: io » err
    Translation: it » err
    Translation: kn » err
    Translation: ku » err
    Translation: hu » err
    Translation: mg » err
    Translation: ml » err
    Translation: my » err
    Translation: fj » err
    Translation: ja » err
    Translation: ps » err
    Translation: pl » err
    Category: simple:err -
    Translation: fi » err
    Translation: sv » err
    Translation: tl » err
    Translation: ta » err
    Translation: te » err
    Translation: vi » err
    Translation: zh » err