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English Dictionary: Err by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. to make a mistake or be incorrect [syn: err, 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"
    Synonym(s): stray, err, drift
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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[a1]rzjan to lead astray, airzise astray.]
      1. To wander; to roam; to stray. [Archaic] [bd]Why wilt thou
            err from me?[b8] --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. [bd]My jealous aim might err.[b8] --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.
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