• (n.) 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.

Compare errand with other words:

children vs. errand

errand vs. responsibility

errand vs. task

embassage vs. errand

errand vs. message

errand vs. trip

errand vs. page

errand vs. run