Definitions for runrʌn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word run

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

runrʌn(v.; n.; adj.)ran, run, run•ning

  1. (v.i.)to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.

  2. to move or pass quickly.

  3. to depart quickly; flee.

  4. to have recourse for aid, comfort, etc.:

    He is always running to his parents.

  5. to make a quick trip or visit:

    to run up to New York.

  6. to move freely and without restraint:

    to run about in the park.

  7. to move or roll forward:

    The ball ran into the street.

  8. to take part in a race or contest. to finish a race in a specified sequence: to advance a football by carrying it, as opposed to throwing or passing it.

    The horse ran second.

  9. to be a candidate for election.

  10. (of fish) to migrate, as upstream or inshore for spawning.

  11. (of a ship) to be sailed or driven from a proper or given route:

    to run aground.

  12. to ply between places:

    The bus runs between New Haven and Hartford.

  13. to creep, trail, or climb, as growing vines.

  14. to unravel, as stitches or a fabric.

  15. to flow in or as if in a stream:

    Tears ran from her eyes.

  16. to include a specific range of variations:

    Your work runs from fair to bad.

  17. to spread on being applied to a surface, as a liquid.

  18. to undergo a spreading of colors:

    materials that run when washed.

  19. to operate or function:

    the noise of a dishwasher running.

  20. to encounter a certain condition:

    to run into trouble.

  21. to amount; total:

    The bill ran to $100.

  22. to be stated or worded:

    The text runs as follows.

  23. Law. to have legal force or effect, as a writ. to go along:

    The easement runs with the land.

    Category: Law

  24. to continue, extend, or stretch:

    The story runs for eight pages.

  25. to appear in print:

    The story ran in all the papers.

  26. to be performed:

    The play ran for two years.

    Category: Showbiz

  27. to last:

    The movie runs for three hours.

    Category: Showbiz

  28. to spread rapidly:

    The news ran all over town.

  29. to recur persistently:

    Musical ability runs in my family.

  30. to tend to have a specified quality, form, etc.:

    This novel runs to long descriptions.

  31. to be of a certain size, number, etc.:

    Potatoes are running large this year.

  32. to sail before the wind.

    Category: Nautical

  33. (v.t.)to move along (a surface, path, etc.):

    She ran her fingers over the keyboard.

  34. to traverse (a distance) in running:

    He ran the mile in under four minutes.

  35. to perform or accomplish by or as if by running:

    to run an errand; to run a race.

  36. to ride or cause to gallop.

  37. to enter in a race.

  38. to pursue or hunt, as game:

    to run deer on foot.

  39. to drive (an animal):

    to run a fox to cover.

  40. to cause to ply:

    to run a ferry between New York and New Jersey.

  41. to convey or transport:

    I'll run you home in my car.

  42. to cause to pass quickly:

    He ran a comb through his hair.

  43. to get past or through:

    to run a blockade.

  44. to disregard (a red traffic light) and continue ahead without stopping.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  45. to smuggle (contraband goods).

  46. to operate or drive:

    Can you run a tractor?

  47. to print or publish:

    The paper ran the story on page one.

  48. to allow (a ship, automobile, etc.) to depart from a proper or given route:

    ran the car up on the curb.

  49. to sponsor as a candidate for election.

  50. to manage or conduct:

    to run a business.

  51. to process (the instructions in a program) by computer.

    Category: Computers

  52. (in some games, as billiards) to continue or complete (a series of successful shots, strokes, or the like).

  53. to expose oneself to (danger, a risk, etc.).

  54. to cause (a liquid) to flow.

  55. to fill (a tub or bath) with water.

  56. to pour forth or discharge (a liquid).

  57. to cause to move freely:

    to run a rope in a pulley.

  58. to cause (a golf ball) to roll forward after landing from a stroke.

    Category: Sport

  59. to sew in a running stitch.

  60. to cause stitches in (a knitted fabric) to unravel:

    to run a stocking.

  61. to bring or lead into a certain condition:

    They ran themselves into debt.

  62. to drive, force, or thrust.

  63. to graze; pasture.

  64. to extend in a particular direction or to a given place:

    to run a cable under the road.

  65. to cause to fuse and flow, as metal.

  66. to cost (an amount):

    This watch runs $30.

  67. to cost (a person) an amount:

    The car repair will run you $90.

  68. run across, to meet or find accidentally.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  69. run after, to chase or pursue. to seek to acquire.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  70. run along, to leave; go away:

    Run along, little girl.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary

  71. run around, to engage in many and varied activities. to be engaged in more than one romantic involvement.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  72. run away, to flee or escape, esp. with no intent to return.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  73. run away with, to go away with, esp. to elope with. to abscond with; steal. to surpass others in. to get by surpassing others, as a prize. to overwhelm; get the better of:

    Sometimes his enthusiasm runs away with him.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  74. run down, to strike and overturn, esp. with a vehicle. to chase after and seize: to read through quickly. to cease operation; stop. to speak disparagingly of. to search out; find: Baseball. to tag out (a base runner) between bases.

    to run down criminals.

    to run down information.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  75. run in, to pay a casual visit. to arrest. Also, run on. to add (matter) to text without indenting.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  76. run into, to collide with. to meet accidentally. to amount to; total. to become contiguous or virtually intermingled:

    one year running into the next.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  77. run in with, to sail close to (a coast, vessel, etc.).

    Category: Nautical, Verb Phrase

  78. run off, to leave quickly; run away. to create quickly and easily: to drive away; expel. to print or duplicate:

    to run off a term paper in an hour.

    to run off 500 copies.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  79. run off with, to steal; abscond with. to elope with.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary

  80. run on, to continue without relief or interruption. to add at the end of a text.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  81. run out, to terminate; expire. to become used up. to drive out; expel.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  82. run out of, to use up a supply of.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  83. run out on, to withdraw one's support from; abandon.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  84. run over, to hit and drive over with a vehicle, esp. so as to injure severely. to go beyond; exceed: to repeat; review: to overflow, as a container.

    His speech ran over the time limit.

    Let's run over that song again.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  85. run through, to pierce or stab, as with a sword. to consume or squander. to practice or rehearse.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  86. run up, to sew rapidly. to amass; incur: to cause to increase; raise: to build, esp. hurriedly.

    running up huge debts.

    to run up costs.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  87. run with, to proceed with: to carry out with enthusiasm or speed.

    If the board likes the idea, we'll run with it.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary

  88. (n.)an act or instance of running:

    a five-minute run.

  89. a fleeing; flight.

  90. a running pace.

  91. an act or instance of moving rapidly, as in a boat or automobile.

  92. the distance covered, as by running or racing.

  93. the distance a golf ball rolls after landing from a stroke.

  94. a quick trip.

  95. a routine or regular trip.

  96. any portion of a military flight during which the aircraft flies directly toward the target in order to begin its attack:

    a strafing run.

  97. the rapid movement, under its own power, of an aircraft on a runway, water, or another surface.

  98. a period of continuous operation of a machine.

  99. the amount of anything produced in such a period:

    a daily run of 400,000 gallons of paint.

  100. Ref: pressrun .

  101. a place in knitted work where a series of stitches have come undone.

  102. the direction of something or of its elements:

    the run of the grain in wood.

  103. trend or tendency:

    the normal run of events.

  104. freedom to move around in or use something:

    to have the run of the house.

  105. a continuous series of performances or presentations:

    a run of two years on Broadway.

    Category: Showbiz

  106. an uninterrupted course or spell:

    a run of good luck.

  107. a continuous extent of something, as a vein of ore.

  108. an uninterrupted series or sequence:

    a run of 10 winning games.

  109. a sequence of cards in a given suit:

    run of hearts.

  110. any extensive and continued demand:

    a run on umbrellas.

  111. a series of sudden and urgent demands for payment, as on a bank.

  112. a period of being in demand or favor.

  113. a small stream; brook; rivulet.

  114. a flow or rush, as of oil or water.

  115. a kind or class, as of goods.

  116. the typical or ordinary kind.

  117. an inclined course, as on a slope:

    a bobsled run.

  118. a trough or pipe for water or the like.

  119. a large enclosure for domestic animals:

    a sheep run.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  120. the usual trail of a group of animals:

    a deer run.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  121. the movement of fish upstream or inshore, as for spawning.

  122. a number of animals moving together.

  123. Music. a rapid succession of notes; scale.

    Category: Music and Dance

  124. Baseball. the score unit made by safely running around all the bases and reaching home plate.

  125. a series of successful shots, strokes, or the like in a game.

  126. the runs, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Informal.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: diarrhea.

  127. (adj.)melted or liquefied:

    run butter.

  128. poured in a melted state, as into a mold:

    run bronze.

Idioms for run:

  1. in the long run,in the course of long experience.

    Category: Idiom

  2. in the short run,in the near or immediate future.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

  3. on the run, scurrying about to perform one's activities. while rushing to get somewhere: moving from place to place so as to hide from the police.

    eating breakfast on the run.

    Category: Idiom

  4. run afoul of, Naut. to collide with so as to cause damage and entanglement. to encounter or engender the animosity of; anger:

    to run afoul of the law.

    Category: Idiom

  5. run a fever or temperature,to have or be affected by a fever.

    Category: Idiom

  6. run for it,to flee hurriedly, esp. to escape danger.

    Category: Idiom

  7. run scared,to be apprehensive about one's personal or professional survival.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

  8. run short,to be in insufficient supply:

    My patience is running short.

    Category: Idiom

  9. run wild, to grow unchecked. to behave with lack of restraint or control.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of run:

bef. 900; (v.) ME rinnen, rennen, partly < ON rinna, renna, partly continuing OE rinnan, iernan, iornan (c. OFris rinna, OS, OHG rinnan, ON rinna, Go rinnan )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. run, tally(noun)

    a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

    "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"

  2. test, trial, run(noun)

    the act of testing something

    "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"

  3. footrace, foot race, run(noun)

    a race run on foot

    "she broke the record for the half-mile run"

  4. streak, run(noun)

    an unbroken series of events

    "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"

  5. run, running, running play, running game(noun)

    (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

    "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"

  6. run(noun)

    a regular trip

    "the ship made its run in record time"

  7. run, running(noun)

    the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

    "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"

  8. run(noun)

    the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation

    "the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"

  9. run(noun)

    unrestricted freedom to use

    "he has the run of the house"

  10. run(noun)

    the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)

    "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"

  11. rivulet, rill, run, runnel, streamlet(noun)

    a small stream

  12. political campaign, campaign, run(noun)

    a race between candidates for elective office

    "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"

  13. run, ladder, ravel(noun)

    a row of unravelled stitches

    "she got a run in her stocking"

  14. discharge, outpouring, run(noun)

    the pouring forth of a fluid

  15. run(noun)

    an unbroken chronological sequence

    "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"

  16. run(verb)

    a short trip

    "take a run into town"

  17. run(verb)

    move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

    "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"

  18. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away(verb)

    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

  19. run, go, pass, lead, extend(verb)

    stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

    "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"

  20. operate, run(verb)

    direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

    "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

  21. run, go(verb)

    have a particular form

    "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."

  22. run, flow, feed, course(verb)

    move along, of liquids

    "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

  23. function, work, operate, go, run(verb)

    perform as expected when applied

    "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

  24. range, run(verb)

    change or be different within limits

    "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull"

  25. campaign, run(verb)

    run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

    "Who's running for treasurer this year?"

  26. play, run(verb)

    cause to emit recorded audio or video

    "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"

  27. run(verb)

    move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way

    "who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free"

  28. tend, be given, lean, incline, run(verb)

    have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

    "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

  29. run(verb)

    be operating, running or functioning

    "The car is still running--turn it off!"

  30. run(verb)

    change from one state to another

    "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"

  31. run(verb)

    cause to perform

    "run a subject"; "run a process"

  32. run(verb)

    be affected by; be subjected to

    "run a temperature"; "run a risk"

  33. prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure(verb)

    continue to exist

    "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

  34. run(verb)

    occur persistently

    "Musical talent runs in the family"

  35. run, execute(verb)

    carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine

    "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"

  36. carry, run(verb)

    include as the content; broadcast or publicize

    "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"

  37. run(verb)

    carry out

    "run an errand"

  38. guide, run, draw, pass(verb)

    pass over, across, or through

    "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

  39. run, lead(verb)

    cause something to pass or lead somewhere

    "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

  40. run(verb)

    make without a miss

  41. run, black market(verb)

    deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

  42. run(verb)

    cause an animal to move fast

    "run the dogs"

  43. run, bleed(verb)

    be diffused

    "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

  44. run(verb)

    sail before the wind

  45. run(verb)

    cover by running; run a certain distance

    "She ran 10 miles that day"

  46. run, run for(verb)

    extend or continue for a certain period of time

    "The film runs 5 hours"

  47. run(verb)

    set animals loose to graze

  48. run, consort(verb)

    keep company

    "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"

  49. run(verb)

    run with the ball; in such sports as football

  50. run(verb)

    travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

    "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"

  51. ply, run(verb)

    travel a route regularly

    "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

  52. hunt, run, hunt down, track down(verb)

    pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

    "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

  53. race, run(verb)

    compete in a race

    "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"

  54. move, go, run(verb)

    progress by being changed

    "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

  55. melt, run, melt down(verb)

    reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

    "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"

  56. ladder, run(verb)

    come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

    "Her nylons were running"

  57. run, unravel(verb)

    become undone

    "the sweater unraveled"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. run(verb)ʌn

    to move forward more quickly than when you walk

    We had to run to get there on time.; kids running around at the playground

  2. runʌn

    to run in order to escape

    There's someone coming. Run for it!

  3. runʌn

    to be in charge of or manage

    He runs his own business.; I was asked to run a project at work.

  4. runʌn

    to organize everything sb does

    It's obvious his mother runs his life.

  5. runʌn

    (of a liquid) to flow

    The river runs into the ocean.; Tears ran down her cheeks.

  6. runʌn

    to operate, or make a machine operate

    I left my computer running all night.; Run the washing machine once without clothes.

  7. runʌn

    to work or make a computer program work

    Run the program to extract the files.; The program should run automatically.

  8. runʌn

    (of a bus, train, etc.) to operate as a service

    Does this bus run on the weekend?

  9. runʌn

    to compete in an election

    She's running for President.

  10. runʌn

    (of a play, theater production, etc.) to be shown or performed

    a Broadway production that has been running for 20 years

  11. runʌn

    to be at a particular level

    Unemployment is running at around 10%.

  12. runʌn

    to move sth over or through sth

    She ran her fingers through her hair.

  13. runʌn

    (of a road, long structure, etc.) to lead in a particular direction

    a road that runs the length of the country

  14. runʌn

    (of paint, dye, etc.) to spread where it should not

    Oh no, my mascara is running.

  15. runʌn

    to drive a vehicle past a red traffic light

    He was stopped by the police for running a red light.

  16. runʌn

    to have very little of a supply left

    We're running low on orange juice.

  17. runʌn

    to be a feature of the members of a family

    a medical condition that runs in our family

  18. runʌn

    to do sth at a later time than usual

    We were running late this morning.

  19. run(noun)ʌn

    when sb runs

    I go for a short run every morning.

  20. runʌn

    to start running to escape

    They grabbed the cash and made a run for it.

  21. runʌn

    a point scored by running in baseball, cricket, etc.

    to score a run

  22. runʌn

    in the distant future/in the immediate future

    Not spending money now will be better for us in the long run.

  23. runʌn

    hiding from the police after committing a crime

    After six months on the run she gave herself up.


  1. run(Noun)

    The act of running.

    I just got back from my run.

  2. run(Noun)

    The route taken while running or skiing.

    Which run did you do today?

  3. run(Noun)

    A flow of liquid; a leak.

    The constant run of water from the faucet annoys me.

  4. run(Noun)

    A small creek or part thereof.

  5. run(Noun)

    The amount of something made.

    The booku2019s initial press run will be 5,000 copies.

  6. run(Noun)

    The length of a showing of a play, film, tv series or season or themes/genres of such.

  7. run(Noun)

    The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.

  8. run(Noun)

    The horizontal length of a set of stairs

  9. run(Noun)

    A production quantity in a factory.

    Yesterday we did a run of 12,000 units.

  10. run(Verb)

    To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot, compare: walk.

    Run, Sarah, run!

  11. run(Verb)

    To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.

  12. run(Verb)

    To move or spread quickly.

  13. run(Verb)

    To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.

  14. run(Verb)

    To control or manage, be in charge of.

  15. run(Verb)

    Of a liquid, to flow.

  16. run(Verb)

    Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.

  17. run(Verb)

    To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.

  18. run(Verb)

    To extend in space or through a range (often with a measure phrase).

  19. run(Noun)

    A pace faster than a walk.

    He broke into a run.

  20. run(Noun)

    A fast gallop.

  21. run(Noun)

    An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend.

  22. run(Noun)

    A series of tries in a game that were successful.

  23. run(Noun)

    A trial of an experiment.

    The data got lost, so I'll have to perform another run of the experiment.

  24. run(Noun)

    A regular trip or route.

    The bus on the Cherry Street run is always crowded.

  25. run(Noun)

    A standard or unexceptional group or category.

    He stood out from the usual run of applicants.

  26. run(Noun)

    An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.

    He set up a rabbit run.

  27. run(Noun)

    An errand or the journey associated with an errand.

    I need to make a run to the store.

  28. run(Noun)

    A pleasure trip.

    Let's go for a run in the car.

  29. run(Noun)

    A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.

  30. run(Noun)

    A point scored in baseball and cricket.

  31. run(Noun)

    A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.

  32. run(Noun)

    A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.

  33. run(Noun)

    A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.

    Financial insecurity led to a run on the banks, as customers feared for the security of their savings.

  34. run(Noun)

    Any sudden large demand for something.

    There was a run on Christmas presents.

  35. run(Noun)

    Unrestricted use of an area.

    He can have the run of the house.

  36. run(Noun)

    A line of knit stitches that have unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking.

    I have a run in my stocking.

  37. run(Noun)

    The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.

  38. run(Noun)

    horizontal dimension of a slope.

  39. run(Noun)

    Rural landholding for farming, usually for running sheep, and operated by a runholder.

  40. run(Verb)

    To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).

  41. run(Verb)

    To make something extend in space.

    I need to run this wire along the wall.

  42. run(Verb)

    Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operating or working normally.

  43. run(Verb)

    To make a machine operate.

  44. run(Verb)

    To execute or carry out a plan, procedure or program.

  45. run(Verb)

    To compete in a race.

  46. run(Verb)

    To be a candidate in an election.

  47. run(Verb)

    To make run in a race or an election.

  48. run(Verb)

    To be presented in one of the media.

  49. run(Verb)

    To print or broadcast in the media.

  50. run(Verb)

    To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion , to bleed (especially used of dye or paint).

    He discovered during washing that the red rug ran on his white sheet, staining it pink.

  51. run(Verb)

    copulative To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse).

    Our supplies are running low.

  52. run(Verb)

    To go through without stopping, usually illegally.

  53. run(Verb)

    To transport someone or something.

  54. run(Verb)

    To smuggle illegal goods.

  55. run(Verb)

    To cost a large amount of money.

  56. run(Verb)

    Of fish, to migrate for spawning.

  57. run(Verb)

    To carry a football down the field.

  58. run(Verb)

    Of stitches, to unravel.

    My stocking is running.

  59. run(Verb)

    To flee away from a danger or towards help.

  60. run(Verb)

    To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.

    Looks like we're gonna have to run the tomatoes again.

  61. run(Verb)

    To control or have precedence in a card game.

    Every three or four hands he would run the table.

  62. run(Verb)

    To juggle a pattern continuously, as opposed to starting and stopping quickly.

  63. run(Adjective)

    In a liquid state; melted; molten.

    Put some run butter on the vegetables.

  64. run(Adjective)

    Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out".)

  65. Origin: From the rūnō. Cognate with the Old Saxon rūna, Old High German rūna (German Raun), Old Norse rún, and Gothic 0342033F033D0330.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Run

    of Run

  2. Run

    of Run

  3. Run(adj)

    to move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly, smoothly, or with quick action; -- said of things animate or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action than in walking, as a person, a horse, a dog

  4. Run(adj)

    to go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten

  5. Run(adj)

    to flee, as from fear or danger

  6. Run(adj)

    to steal off; to depart secretly

  7. Run(adj)

    to contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress

  8. Run(adj)

    to pass from one state or condition to another; to come into a certain condition; -- often with in or into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt

  9. Run(adj)

    to exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle

  10. Run(adj)

    to pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another

  11. Run(adj)

    to discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; -- with on

  12. Run(adj)

    to make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; -- with on

  13. Run(adj)

    to creep, as serpents

  14. Run(adj)

    to flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course; as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs up in the spring; her blood ran cold

  15. Run(adj)

    to proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread

  16. Run(adj)

    to become fluid; to melt; to fuse

  17. Run(adj)

    to turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round

  18. Run(adj)

    to travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical means; to go; as, the steamboat runs regularly to Albany; the train runs to Chicago

  19. Run(adj)

    to extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary

  20. Run(adj)

    to go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station

  21. Run(adj)

    to make progress; to proceed; to pass

  22. Run(adj)

    to continue in operation; to be kept in action or motion; as, this engine runs night and day; the mill runs six days in the week

  23. Run(adj)

    to have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west

  24. Run(adj)

    to be in form thus, as a combination of words

  25. Run(adj)

    to be popularly known; to be generally received

  26. Run(adj)

    to have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly

  27. Run(adj)

    to tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline

  28. Run(adj)

    to spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing

  29. Run(adj)

    to have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company; as, certain covenants run with the land

  30. Run(adj)

    to continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run

  31. Run(adj)

    to discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs

  32. Run(adj)

    to be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months

  33. Run(adj)

    to sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of vessels

  34. Run(adj)

    specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts in turn as a propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are gathered in the air under the body

  35. Run(adj)

    to move rapidly by springing steps so that there is an instant in each step when neither foot touches the ground; -- so distinguished from walking in athletic competition

  36. Run(verb)

    to cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block

  37. Run(verb)

    to pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation

  38. Run(verb)

    to cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot

  39. Run(verb)

    to drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven

  40. Run(verb)

    to fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like

  41. Run(verb)

    to cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a line

  42. Run(verb)

    to cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods

  43. Run(verb)

    to go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career

  44. Run(verb)

    to cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress

  45. Run(verb)

    to encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chances, below

  46. Run(verb)

    to put at hazard; to venture; to risk

  47. Run(verb)

    to discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water

  48. Run(verb)

    to be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood

  49. Run(verb)

    to conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel

  50. Run(verb)

    to tease with sarcasms and ridicule

  51. Run(verb)

    to sew, as a seam, by passing the needle through material in a continuous line, generally taking a series of stitches on the needle at the same time

  52. Run(verb)

    to migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn

  53. Run(noun)

    the act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run

  54. Run(noun)

    a small stream; a brook; a creek

  55. Run(noun)

    that which runs or flows in the course of a certain operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard

  56. Run(noun)

    a course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck

  57. Run(noun)

    state of being current; currency; popularity

  58. Run(noun)

    continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights

  59. Run(noun)

    a continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes

  60. Run(noun)

    a range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run

  61. Run(noun)

    the aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter

  62. Run(noun)

    the distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles

  63. Run(noun)

    a voyage; as, a run to China

  64. Run(noun)

    a pleasure excursion; a trip

  65. Run(noun)

    the horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which a vein of ore or other substance takes

  66. Run(noun)

    a roulade, or series of running tones

  67. Run(noun)

    the greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed

  68. Run(noun)

    the act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; -- said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning

  69. Run(noun)

    in baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a player, which enables him to score one; in cricket, a passing from one wicket to the other, by which one point is scored; as, a player made three runs; the side went out with two hundred runs

  70. Run(noun)

    a pair or set of millstones

  71. Run(adj)

    melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead

  72. Run(adj)

    smuggled; as, run goods


  1. RUN

    RUN was an American computer magazine published monthly by IDG Communications with its first issue debuting in January 1984. Bi-monthly publishing began in June/July 1990, and went on until the magazine folded in November/December 1992. In its heyday, RUN's monthly circulation was in the 200,000–300,000 range. Folio, the trade journal of the magazine industry, rated it as the second fastest-growing U.S. magazine of 1985. The magazine contained articles about Commodore 8-bit home computers and peripherals, as well as reviews on available software packages for the computers. In addition, every issue featured several type-in programs written in BASIC and/or machine language. The magazine's name came from the BASIC command "RUN", which started execution of the computer's program, presumably typed in from the magazine. Major RUN columns included the following: ⁕Magic, perhaps the magazine's most distinctive feature, was a collection of short programs, programming tips, and tricks, mostly submitted by readers. Several dozen were published each month, and they were all numbered in hexadecimal, with each issue's numbering taking over where the last one had left off. Readers could write to Magic at P.O Box 101011, a box number chosen for its binary appearance. Often, a "special issue" published at the end of the year would collect the year's Magic entries and augment them with many unpublished ones. This column, created and compiled by Louis F. Sander, debuted in the first issue and was run during the entire life of the magazine.


  1. RUN

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'run' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #571

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'run' in Written Corpus Frequency: #496

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'run' in Nouns Frequency: #765

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'run' in Verbs Frequency: #50

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the act of running

He went for a run before breakfast.

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