Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To go astray; to diverge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wander or deviate from the right way; diverge.
  • In optics, to refract, as a lens, in such a manner that rays varying in wavelength or passing through different zones will have different foci. See aberration

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. diverge from the expected
  • v. diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration

Etymologies

From Latin aberrātus, perfect passive participle of aberrō ("wander, stray or deviate from"), formed from ab ("from, away from") + errō ("stray"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Automobile enthusiasts, aficionados, and followers could aberrate themselves from the accepted affairs of their accustomed lives and appear calm through this blog.

    Auto Parts Genitalia Online

  • "Ymirites do not aberrate in such fashion," said Thua stiffly.

    Agent Of The Terran Empire

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