err /ˈɛr, ˈɚ/
Err v. i. [imp. & p. p. Erred p. pr. & vb. n. Erring ]
1. To wander; to roam; to stray. [Archaic] “Why wilt thou err from me?”
What seemeth to you, if there were to a man an hundred sheep and one of them hath erred. --Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 12).
2. To deviate from the true course; to miss the thing aimed at. “My jealous aim might err.”
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. --Tillotson.
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. 22.
5. To offend, as by erring.
v 1: to make a mistake or be incorrect [syn: 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" [syn: stray, drift]