Pronunciation: (er'und), [key]
1. a short and quick trip to accomplish a specific purpose, as to buy something, deliver a package, or convey a message, often for someone else.
2. the purpose of such a trip: He finished his errands.
3. a special mission or function entrusted to a messenger; commission.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.