Definition of error in English:

error

Line breaks: error
Pronunciation: /ˈɛrə
 
/

noun

Phrases

see the error of one's ways

Realize or acknowledge one’s wrongdoing: he quickly sees the error of his ways and turns into a figure of saintly humility
More example sentences
  • To conclude my digression, let me tell that my pal quickly saw the error of his ways and got a decent job in a newspaper soon after.
  • However, to then book Neill for diving was outrageous and we can only hope the Sheffield official sees the error of his ways before the second leg.
  • But the recent pictures added to that, and there is a growing movement of people who are seeing the error of their ways.

Derivatives

errorless

adjective
More example sentences
  • Robb's performance was matched by his team's errorless game in the field.
  • He had 25 hits in his first 67 at-bats and was errorless in 15 starts (14 at second base, one at shortstop).
  • Why do people prefer the reproduction of other people's errors to my own errorless prose?

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin error, from errare 'to stray, err'.

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