a deviation from accuracy or correctness; a mistake, as in action or speech:His speech contained several factual errors.
belief in something untrue; the holding of mistaken opinions.
the condition of believing what is not true:in error about the date.
a moral offense; wrongdoing; sin.
Sport[Baseball.]a misplay that enables a base runner to reach base safely or advance a base, or a batter to have a turn at bat prolonged, as the dropping of a ball batted in the air, the fumbling of a batted or thrown ball, or the throwing of a wild ball, but not including a passed ball or wild pitch.
Mathematicsthe difference between the observed or approximately determined value and the true value of a quantity.
Lawa mistake in a matter of fact or law in a case tried in a court of record.
LawSee writ of error.
Stamps[Philately.]a stamp distinguished by an error or errors in design, engraving, selection of inks, or setting up of the printing apparatus. Cf. freak1 (def. 5), variety (def. 8).
Latin errōr- (stem of error), equivalent. to err-err + -or -or1
Middle English errour 1250–1300
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged blunder, slip, oversight. See mistake.
4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fault, transgression, trespass, misdeed.