Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    she was quick to point out my errors
    I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  2. (noun, act) (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
  3. (noun, attribute) inadvertent incorrectness
  4. (noun, attribute) departure from what is ethically acceptable
  5. (noun, cognition) a misconception resulting from incorrect information
  6. (noun, communication) part of a statement that is not correct
  7. (noun, event) (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Error

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. errur, from L. errorem (nom. error) "a wandering, straying, mistake," from errare "to wander" (see err). Words for "error" in most I.E. languages originally meant "wander, go astray" (but Ir. dearmad "error," from dermat "a forgetting"). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Error

e'er, ear, eerie, eery, eira, eire, er, era, erie, err, euro, ewer, eyra, eyre, eyrie, eyrir, eyry

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