Err .] [F. errer, L. errare; akin to G. irren, OHG. irran, v. t., irrn, v. i., OS. irrien, Sw. irra, Dan. irre, Goth, axa1;rzjan to lead astray, airzise astray.]
To wander; to roam; to stray.
[Archaic] "Why wilt thou err
What seemeth to you, if there were to a man an hundred sheep and one of them hath erred.
Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 12).
To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed at.
"My jealous aim might err
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.
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. 22.
To offend, as by erring.
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