also: e-rrand or e-rund
Pronunciation: E-r&nd, ru&nd
1. an online errand or chore.
2. any task, burden, commitment, obligation, duty, need, responsibility, etc. that must or can be completed online (such as online payments or other online business).
a: a dull, unpleasant, bothersome, responsibility that can be settled online.
3. the object or purpose of getting online.
I have a million e-rands to do before I can leave my house.
Can be pronounced with two "d"s (e.g., errand date) or one “d” (e.g. errandate).
Noun. A romantic outing involving two people where one or both of the participants’ central or peripheral motivation is the search for and/or purchase of goods. Due to time constraints, the drudgery or enjoyment of shopping for household items and groceries, and/or the desire to make cooperative purchases, this type of outing is often undertaken by couples after a committed relationship is established. However, just as errands can be mistaken for a leisure activity (see definition of “errand”), the errand date can be mistaken by the person in search of goods as an enjoyable activity for their companion. Suggesting or partaking in this type of date prior to the establishment of a relationship (i.e., during the courtship stage) is tacky, selfish, and a strong clue that the person in search of goods is not able or willing to set aside time centered around getting to know a romantic partner.
For our first date, this guy asked me if I wanted to go to IKEA with him. An errand date for a first date? I think not.
Running errands online, such as shopping or paying bills.
"I'm heading to the coffee shop for an hour to get online and run some e-errands."
(colloquial, United States)
A "bunny run" is a short errand, usually taken on foot, with the purpose of accomplishing a single task at a specific place and then returning immediately to the point of origin.
Derived from the behavior of a rabbit in venturing out of its burrow for a purpose and then returning to shelter quickly.
The term implies speed of action, and can also be used to describe a short race.
Some examples of bunny runs include:
1. Taking a short trip to the store to retrieve a specific item and returning home
2. Leaving work to get a cup of coffee and returning to your desk
3. Leaving your campsite to retrieve wood from a specific place and coming back
Example usage: "Ross made a bunny run to the Kwik-E-Mart to get us a slushie."
Female characters in two of William Shakespeare's plays entitled, "Merchant of Venice" and "Julius Caesar".
i.e. In, "Julius Caesar" Act II scene iv:
I pr'ythee, boy, run to the Senate-house;
Stay not to answer me, but get thee gone.
Why dost thou stay?
To know my errand, madam.
I would have had thee there, and here again,
Ere I can tell thee what thou shouldst do there.—
Aside. O constancy, be strong upon my side!
Set a huge mountain 'tween my heart and tongue!
I have a man's mind, but a woman's might.
How hard it is for women to keep counsel!—
Art thou here yet?