errant errant  /ˈɛ rənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) straying from the right course or from accepted standards
  2. (adj) uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable

Usage(s):

  1. Within a few milliseconds the saw blade stops and drops below the cutting surface, so that any errant digits come away with just a nick.
  2. But even then, they wonder if that means to opt for the vaccines and face the potential perils of errant chemistry or to decline the vaccines and face the dangers of the bugs.
  3. With their sharp teeth and long, muscular tail that can swot an errant ape from a couple of feet away, langurs are scary to humans not just a smaller rhesus monkey.

News

  1. NETFLIX FIX: 'The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys' promises to excite

    For some, faith is easy. Belief in a higher power comes naturally, and any errant thoughts that prod against that system are quickly dismissed. For others, faith is a little less black and white. Questions arise, beliefs are easily shaken, and the ability to reconcile faith and the tragedies of life becomes harder and harder.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Victoria Advocate

  2. Bristol Borough Council votes to reopen Memorial Field playground

    BRISTOL BOROUGH - The playground at Memorial Field has reopened after three borough coaches publicly refuted claims brought to the council floor by Councilman Tony Devine last month that a child playing on the equipment was nearly hit in the head by an errant home run.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bristol Pilot

  3. Lowell firetruck drifts downhill, hits cars, building

    LOWELL -- An errant firetruck struck two parked vehicles and a building early Saturday morning after it drifted downhill while parked outside a fire-alarm call that turned out to be a false alarm.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Lowell Sun

Quotes

  1. "It was a solid round. Most things I did well," said Weir, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour. "I hit a couple errant ones, but for the most part I was down the middle and at the pin and had a lot of chances today."
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Mike Weir Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "It should be understood by all, at home and abroad, that this is an exceptional circumstance and should not be perceived as the standard US policy for dealing with errant satellites," said House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton.
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Ike Skelton Source: Leading The Charge

  3. "I think I did pretty well. It feels good to be playing good again," said Wie, who has struggled with her game for much of the last year. "There were a lot of shots that I left out there today with the putting and a couple of errant tee shots...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Michelle Wie Source: USA Today

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