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errand

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词源[编辑]

源自中古英語 erandeerende,源自古英語 ǣrende,源自原始西日耳曼語 *ārundī (消息,口信)

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  • 英語發音ěr'-ənd國際音標(幫助)/ˈɛɹənd/
  • (美国)音频(檔案)
  • 韻部:-ɛɹənd

名词[编辑]

errand (複數 errands)

  1. 完成一项任务需要的路途
    1. (書面古舊) 任务探求
      • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur
        What will ye, said King Arthur, and what is your errand?
      • 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
        Few have ever come hither through greater peril or on an errand more urgent.
        In this evil hour I have come on an errand over many dangerous leagues to Elrond: a hundred and ten days I have journeyed all alone.
    2. 差事跑腿
      The errands before he could start the project included getting material at the store and getting the tools he had lent his neighbors.
      他开始项目前需要做的事包括从商店买到材料,拿到他借给邻居的工具。
      I'm going to town on some errands.
      我要去城里办点事
  2. 办事的目的
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, 章號 II, 出自 The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
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  3. 口信
    • 1633, John Donne, Elegy VII
      I had not taught thee then the alphabet
      Of flowers, how they, devicefully being set
      And bound up, might with speechless secrecy
      Deliver errands mutely and mutually.

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动词[编辑]

errand (第三人稱單數簡單現在時 errands,現在分詞 erranding,一般過去時及過去分詞 erranded)

  1. (及物) 让...去办事
    All the servants were on holiday or erranded out of the house.
    所有佣人要不是在休假,要不是被派去办事情不在家里。
  2. (不及物)办事
    She spent an enjoyable afternoon erranding in the city.
    她下午在城市里办事时过得很愉快。

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