What does the word errand mean?

Usage examples for errand

  1. Face to face with the laird of Glenfernie in the latter's hall, he explained his errand. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  2. I be going an errand for feyther. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  3. Well, I'm going out on a short errand, Patty. – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells