A special business intrusted to a messenger; something to be told or done by one sent somewhere for the purpose; often, a verbal message; a commission; as, the servant was sent on an errand; to do an errand. Also, one's purpose in going anywhere.
- A short trip taken to perform a specified task, usually for another.
- The purpose or object of such a trip: Your errand was to mail the letter.
- Archaic A mission; an embassy.
- Archaic An oral message that has been entrusted to one.