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Errand meaning

errand - 2 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. A message; commission.

errand - examples of usage

  1. " Carfora," he exclaimed, " you are too young to have been sent on such an errand as this. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. " An Indian never asks the errand of his guest," he replied; " but now we have eaten it is not meet that I delay longer to tell him." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Hath the old savage asked of thee yet our errand, Smith?" - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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