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errand

er·rand

errand

 
 
pronunciation:
e rnd
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quick journey or side trip taken to fulfill a particular purpose.
He went on errands to the bank, the post office, and the grocery store.
synonyms:
run
similar words:
trip
definition 2: the purpose for which such a short journey is performed, often on behalf of another person.
His errand was to deliver a message.
synonyms:
mission
similar words:
assignment, charge, chore, duty, job, task, undertaking
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