- errant ► ADJECTIVE 1) chiefly formal or humorous straying from the accepted course or standards. 2) archaic or literary travelling in search of adventure.DERIVATIVES errantry noun.ORIGIN sense 1 from Latin errare 'err' ; sense 2 from Old French, 'travelling' , from Latin iterare.
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Errantry — Er rant*ry, n. 1. A wandering; a roving; esp., a roving in quest of adventures. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. The employment of a knight errant. Johnson. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
errantry — [er′ən trē] n. the condition or behavior of a knight errant; spirit or deeds of chivalry … English World dictionary
Errantry — For the state of roving in search of chivalrous adventure, see knight errant. Errantry is a three page long poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, first published in 1933. It was included in Tolkien s short poetry collection The Adventures of Tom Bombadil… … Wikipedia
errantry — Synonyms and related words: Wanderjahr, aberrancy, aberration, afoot and lighthearted, bend, bias, bigheartedness, bigness, branching off, bumming, chivalrousness, chivalry, circuitousness, corner, crook, curve, declination, departure, detour,… … Moby Thesaurus
errantry — ˈerəntrē, ri sometimes ˈər.ə or ˈarə or ˈə̄rə noun ( es) : wandering; especially : a roving in quest of knightly adventure set out on their tour with a sense of errantry … Useful english dictionary
errantry — noun (plural ries) Date: 1620 the quality, condition, or fact of wandering; especially a roving in search of chivalrous adventure … New Collegiate Dictionary
errantry — /er euhn tree/, n., pl. errantries. conduct or performance like that of a knight errant. [1645 55; ERRANT + RY] * * * … Universalium
errantry — noun The state of roving in search of chivalrous adventure … Wiktionary
errantry — erÂ·rantÂ·ry || erÉ™ntrÉª n. way of life of a traveling knight; employment of a knight errant … English contemporary dictionary
errantry — er·rant·ry … English syllables