Definitions for run
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word run.
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"
test, trial, runnoun
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"
footrace, foot race, runnoun
a race run on foot
"she broke the record for the half-mile run"
an unbroken series of events
"had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
run, running, running play, running gamenoun
(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"
a regular trip
"the ship made its run in record time"
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
"he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
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"
unrestricted freedom to use
"he has the run of the house"
the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
"a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
rivulet, rill, run, runnel, streamletnoun
a small stream
political campaign, campaign, runnoun
a race between candidates for elective office
"I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
run, ladder, ravelnoun
a row of unravelled stitches
"she got a run in her stocking"
discharge, outpouring, runnoun
the pouring forth of a fluid
an unbroken chronological sequence
"the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
a short trip
"take a run into town"
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"
scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break awayverb
flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
"If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
run, go, pass, lead, extendverb
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"
direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
"She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
have a particular form
"the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
run, flow, feed, courseverb
move along, of liquids
"Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
function, work, operate, go, runverb
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"
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"
run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
"Who's running for treasurer this year?"
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"
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"
tend, be given, lean, incline, runverb
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"
be operating, running or functioning
"The car is still running--turn it off!"
change from one state to another
"run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
cause to perform
"run a subject"; "run a process"
be affected by; be subjected to
"run a temperature"; "run a risk"
prevail, persist, die hard, run, endureverb
continue to exist
"These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
"Musical talent runs in the family"
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"
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"
"run an errand"
guide, run, draw, passverb
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"
cause something to pass or lead somewhere
"Run the wire behind the cabinet"
make without a miss
run, black marketverb
deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
cause an animal to move fast
"run the dogs"
"These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
sail before the wind
cover by running; run a certain distance
"She ran 10 miles that day"
run, run forverb
extend or continue for a certain period of time
"The film runs 5 hours"
set animals loose to graze
"the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"
run with the ball; in such sports as football
travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
"Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
travel a route regularly
"Ships ply the waters near the coast"
hunt, run, hunt down, track downverb
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"
compete in a race
"he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
move, go, runverb
progress by being changed
"The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
melt, run, melt downverb
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"
come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
"Her nylons were running"
"the sweater unraveled"
(Sport) In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a player, which enables him to score one point; also, the point thus scored; 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; the Yankees scored three runs in the seventh inning.
The act of running.
I just got back from my run.
The route taken while running or skiing.
Which run did you do today?
A flow of liquid; a leak.
The constant run of water from the faucet annoys me.
A small creek or part thereof.
The amount of something made.
The book's initial press run will be 5,000 copies.
The length of a showing of a play, film, tv series or season or themes/genres of such.
The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
The horizontal length of a set of stairs
A production quantity in a factory.
Yesterday we did a run of 12,000 units.
To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot, compare: walk.
Run, Sarah, run!
To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
To move or spread quickly.
To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.
To control or manage, be in charge of.
Of a liquid, to flow.
Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
To extend in space or through a range (often with a measure phrase).
A pace faster than a walk.
He broke into a run.
A fast gallop.
An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend.
A series of tries in a game that were successful.
A trial of an experiment.
The data got lost, so I'll have to perform another run of the experiment.
A regular trip or route.
The bus on the Cherry Street run is always crowded.
A standard or unexceptional group or category.
He stood out from the usual run of applicants.
An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
He set up a rabbit run.
An errand or the journey associated with an errand.
I need to make a run to the store.
A pleasure trip.
Let's go for a run in the car.
A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
A point scored in baseball and cricket.
A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
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.
Any sudden large demand for something.
There was a run on Christmas presents.
Unrestricted use of an area.
He can have the run of the house.
A line of knit stitches that have unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking.
I have a run in my stocking.
The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
horizontal dimension of a slope.
Rural landholding for farming, usually for running sheep, and operated by a runholder.
To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
To make something extend in space.
I need to run this wire along the wall.
Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operating or working normally.
To make a machine operate.
To execute or carry out a plan, procedure or program.
To compete in a race.
To be a candidate in an election.
To make run in a race or an election.
To be presented in one of the media.
To print or broadcast in the media.
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.
copulative To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse).
Our supplies are running low.
To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
To transport someone or something.
To smuggle illegal goods.
To cost a large amount of money.
Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
To carry a football down the field.
Of stitches, to unravel.
My stocking is running.
To flee away from a danger or towards help.
To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
Looks like we're gonna have to run the tomatoes again.
To control or have precedence in a card game.
Every three or four hands he would run the table.
To juggle a pattern continuously, as opposed to starting and stopping quickly.
In a liquid state; melted; molten.
Put some run butter on the vegetables.
Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out".)
Etymology: From the rūnō. Cognate with the Old Saxon rūna, Old High German rūna (German Raun), Old Norse rún, and Gothic 0342033F033D0330.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
The ass sets up a hideous bray, and fetches a run at them open-mouth. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
Want of motion, whereby the run of humours is stayed, furthers putrefaction. Francis Bacon.
He no where uses any softness, or any run of verses to please the ear. , Notes on the Odyssey.
Talk of some other subject; the thoughts of it make me mad; our family must have their run. Arbuthnot.
It is impossible for detached papers to have a general run or long continuance, if not diversified with humour. Addison.
You cann o e t but have observed, what a violent run there is among too many weak people against university education. Jonathan Swift.
They produce ill-conditioned ulcers, for the most part mortal in the long run of the disease. Richard Wiseman.
Wickedness may prosper for a while, but at the long run, he that sets all knaves at work, will pay them. Roger L'Estrange.
Shuffling may serve for a time, but truth will most certainly carry it at the long run. Roger L'Estrange.
Hath falshood proved at the long run more for the advancement of his estate than truth? John Tillotson.
Poor Romeo is already dead, run through the ear with a love song. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
Hipparchus, going to marry, consulted Philander upon the occasion; Philander represented his mistress in such strong colours, that the next morning he received a challenge, and before twelve he was run through the body. Spectator.
In nature, it is not convenient to consider every difference that is in things, and divide them into distinct classes: this will run us into particulars, and we shall be able to establish no general truth. John Locke.
Though putting the mind unprepared upon an unusual stress may discourage it, yet this must not run it, by an over-great shyness of difficulties, into a lazy sauntring about ordinary things. John Locke.
Some, used to mathematical figures, give a preference to the methods of that science in divinity or politick enquiries; others, accustomed to retired speculations, run natural philosophy into metaphysical notions. John Locke.
What is raised in the day, settles in the night; and its cold runs the thin juices into thick sizy substances. George Cheyne.
The daily complaisance of gentlemen runs them into variety of expressions; whereas your scholars are more close, and frugal of their words. Henry Felton, on the Criticks.
They ran the ship aground. Acts xxvii. 41.
This proud Turk offered scornfully to pass by without vailing, which the Venetian captains not enduring, set upon him with such fury, that the Turks were enforced to run both their gallies on shore. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
A talkative person runs himself upon great inconveniencies, by blabbing out his own or others secrets. John Ray.
The purest gold must be run and washed. Henry Felton.
He runneth two dangers, that he shall not be faithfully counseled, and that he shall have hurtful counsel given. Francis Bacon.
The tale I tell is only of a cock,
Who had not run the hazard of his life,
Had he believ’d his dream, and not his wife. Dryden.
Consider the hazard I have run to see you here. Dryden.
O that I could now prevail with any one to count up what he hath got by his most beloved sins, what a dreadful danger he runs. Edmund Calamy.
I shall run the danger of being suspected to have forgot what I am about. John Locke.
He would himself be in the Highlands to receive them, and run his fortune with them. Edward Hyde.
Take here her reliques and her gods, to run
With them thy fate, with them new walls expect. John Denham.
A wretched exil’d crew
Resolv’d, and willing under my command,
To run all hazards both of sea and land. Dryden.
Heavy impositions lessen the import, and are a strong temptation of running goods. Jonathan Swift.
To run the world back to its first original, and view nature in its cradle, to trace the outgoings of the ancient of days in the first instance of his creative power, is a research too great for mortal enquiry. South.
The world hath not stood so long, but we can still run it up to those artless ages, when mortals lived by plain nature. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
I would gladly understand the formation of a soul, and run it up to its punctum saliens. Collier.
I have chosen to present you with some peculiar thoughts, rather than run a needless treatise upon the subject at length. Henry Felton.
Some English speakers run their hands into their pockets, others look with great attention on a piece of blank paper. Add.
They ran down a stag, and the ass divided the prey very honestly. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
Though out-number’d, overthrown,
And by the fate of war run down,
Their duty never was defeated. Hudibras, p. iii.
Some corrupt affections in the soul urge him on with such impetuous fury, that, when we see a man overborn and run down by them, we cannot but pity the person, while we abhor the crime. Robert South, Sermons.
It is no such hard matter to convince or run down a drunkard, and to answer any pretences he can alledge for his sin. Robert South, Sermons.
The common cry
Then ran you down for your rank loyalty. Dryden.
Religion is run down by the license of these times. George Berkeley.
I shall run them over slightly, remarking chiefly what is obvious to the eye. John Ray.
I shall not run over all the particulars, that would shew what pains are used to corrupt children. John Locke.
These four every man should run over, before he censure the works he shall view. Henry Wotton, Architecture.
If we run over the other nations of Europe, we shall only pass through so many different scenes of poverty. Addison.
Should a man run over the whole circle of earthly pleasures, he would be forced to complain that pleasure was not satisfaction. South.
Etymology: rinnan, Gothick; yrnan , Saxon; rennen, Dutch.
Their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Prov.
Laban ran out unto the man unto the well. Gen. xxiv. 29.
When she knew Peter’s voice, she ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. Acts xii. 14.
Since death’s near, and runs with so much force,
We must meet first, and intercept his course. Dryden.
He ran up the ridges of the rocks amain. Dryden.
Let a shoe-boy clean your shoes and run of errands. Jonathan Swift.
Seldom there is need of this, till young children can run about. John Locke.
The priest and people run about,
And at the ports all thronging out,
As if their safety were to quit
Their mother. Ben Jonson.
The Lord sent thunder, and the fire ran along upon the ground. Exodus ix. 25.
Let not thy voice be heard, lest angry fellows run upon thee, and thou lose thy life. Judges xviii. 25.
Now by the winds and raging waves I swear,
Your safety more than mine was thus my care;
Lest of the guide bereft, the rudder lost,
Your ship shou’d run against the rocky coast. Dryden.
They have avoided that rock, but run upon another no less dangerous. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
I discover those shoals of life which are concealed in order to keep the unwary from running upon them. Addison.
Running under the island Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat. Acts xxvii. 16.
A horse-boy, being lighter than you, may be trusted to run races with less damage to the horses. Jonathan Swift.
My conscience will serve me to run from this Jew, my master. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
The difference between the valour of the Irish rebels and the Spaniards was, that the one ran away before they were charged, and the other streight after. Francis Bacon.
I do not see a face
Worthy a man; that dares look up and stand
One thunder out; but downward all like beasts
Running away at every flash. Ben Jonson.
The rest dispers’d run, some disguis’d,
To unknown coasts; some to the shores do fly. Daniel.
They, when they’re out of hopes of flying,
Will run away from death by dying. Hudibras.
Your child shrieks, and runs away at a frog. John Locke.
Like a fountain, with a hundred spouts,
Did run pure blood. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
I command, that the conduit run nothing but claret. William Shakespeare.
The precious ointment upon the head ran down upon Aaron’s beard. Psalm cxxxiii. 2.
In some houses, wainscots will sweat, so that they will almost run with water. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Rivers run potable gold. John Milton.
Caicus roll’d a crimson flood,
And Thebes ran red with her own natives blood. Dryden.
The greatest vessel, when full, if you pour in still, it must run out some way, and the more it runs out at one side, the less it runs out at the other. William Temple.
Innumerable islands were covered with flowers, and interwoven with shining seas that ran among them. Addison.
Her fields he cloath’d, and chear’d her blasted face
With running fountains and with springing grass. Addison.
In lead melted, when it beginneth to congeal, make a little hole, in which put quicksilver wrapped in a piece of linnen, and it will fix and run no more, and endure the hammer. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Stiff with eternal ice, and hid in snow,
The mountain stands; nor can the rising sun
Unfix her frosts, and teach ’em how to run. Addison.
As wax dissolves, as ice begins to run,
And trickle into drops before the sun,
So melts the youth. Joseph Addison, Ovid’s Metam.
Her form glides through me, and my heart gives way;
This iron heart, which no impression took
From wars, melts down, and runs, if she but look. Dryden.
Sussex iron ores run freely in the fire. John Woodward.
Your iron must not burn in the fire; that is, run or melt; for then it will be brittle. Joseph Moxon, Mech. Exerc.
You, having run through so much publick business, have found out the secret so little known, that there is a time to give it over. William Temple, Miscellanies.
If there remains an eternity to us after the short revolution of time, we so swiftly run over here, ’tis clear, that all the happiness, that can be imagined in this fleeting state, is not valuable in respect of the future. John Locke.
As fast as our time runs, we should be very glad in most parts of our lives that it ran much faster. Addison.
Customs run only upon our goods imported or exported, and that but once for all; whereas interest runs as well upon our ships as goods, and must be yearly paid. Josiah Child.
A hound runs counter, and yet draws dry foot well. Sha.
Little is the wisdom, where the flight
So runs against all reason. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
That punishment follows not in this life the breach of this rule, and consequently has not the force of a law, in countries where the generally allowed practice runs counter to it, is evident. John Locke.
Had the present war run against us, and all our attacks upon the enemy been vain, it might look like a degree of frenzy to be determined on so impracticable an undertaking. Addis.
Cou’d you hear the annals of our fate;
Through such a train of woes if I should run,
The day wou’d sooner than the tale be done. Dryden.
By reading, a man antedates his life; and this way of running up beyond one’s nativity, is better than Plato’s pre-existence. Collier.
Virgil, in his first Georgick, has run into a set of precepts foreign to his subject. Joseph Addison, Essay on the Georgicks.
Raw and injudicious writers propose one thing for their subject, and run off to another. Henry Felton.
The whole runs on short, like articles in an account, whereas, if the subject were fully explained, each of them might take up half a page. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
Discourses ran thus among the clearest observers: it was said, that the prince, without any imaginable stain of his religion, had, by the sight of foreign courts, much corroborated his judgement. Henry Wotton, Buckingham.
The king’s ordinary style runneth, our sovereign lord the king. Robert Sanderson.
His grisly beard his pensive bosom sought,
And all on Lausus ran his restless thought. Dryden.
When we desire any thing, our minds run wholly on the good circumstances of it; when ’tis obtained, our minds run wholly on the bad ones. Jonathan Swift.
Men gave them their own names, by which they run a great while in Rome. William Temple.
She saw with joy the line immortal run,
Each sire imprest, and glaring in his son. Alexander Pope.
If you suspend your indignation against my brother, till you can derive from him better testimony of his intent, you should run a certain course. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Is it really desirable, that there should be such a being in the world as takes care of the frame of it, that it do not run into confusion, and ruin mankind? John Tillotson.
Wonder at my patience;
Have I not cause to rave, and beat my breast,
To rend my heart with grief, and run distracted. Addison.
We have many evils to prevent, and much danger to run through. Taylor.
Day yet wants much of his race to run. John Milton.
Thus in a circle runs the peasant’s pain,
And the year rolls within itself again. Dryden.
This church is very rich in relicks, which run up as high as Daniel and Abraham. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.
Milk by boiling will change to yellow, and run through all the intermediate degrees, till it stops in an intense red. Arb.
The owner hath incurred the forfeiture of eight years profits of his lands, before he cometh to the knowledge of the process that runneth against him. Francis Bacon.
The time of instance shall not commence or run till after contestation of suit. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Neither was he ignorant what report ran of himself, and how he had lost the hearts of his subjects. Richard Knolles.
Concessions, that run as high as any, the most charitable protestants make. Francis Atterbury.
In popish countries the power of the clergy runs higher, and excommunication is more formidable. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Searching the ulcer with my probe, the sinus run up above the orifice. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
One led me over those parts of the mines, where metalline veins run. Boyle.
The planets do not of themselves move in curve lines, but are kept in them by some attractive force, which, if once suspended, they would for ever run out in right lines. George Cheyne.
The wing’d colonies
There settling, seize the sweets the blossoms yield,
And a low murmur runs along the field. Alexander Pope.
This run in the head of a late writer of natural history, who is not wont to have the most lucky hits in the conduct of his thoughts. John Woodward, on Fossils.
A man’s nature runs either to herbs or weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other. Francis Bacon.
Joseph is a fruitful bough, whose branches run over the wall. Genesis xlix. 22.
Study your race, or the soil of your family will dwindle into cits or run into wits. Tatler, № 75.
If the richness of the ground cause turnips to run to leaves, treading down the leaves will help their rooting. John Mortimer.
In some, who have run up to men without a liberal education, many great qualities are darkened. Henry Felton.
Magnanimity may run up to profusion or extravagance. Alexander Pope.
Whether his flesh run with his issue, or be stopped, it is his uncleanness. Leviticus xiii. 3.
Many have run out of their wits for women. 1 Esdr. iv.
Our king return’d,
The muse ran mad to see her exil’d lord;
On the crack’d stage the bedlam heroes roar’d. George Granville.
Hath publick faith, like a young heir,
For this tak’n up all sorts of ware,
And run int’ ev’ry tradesman’s book,
’Till both turn’d bankrupts. Hudibras, p. i.
Run in trust, and pay for it out of your wages. Jonathan Swift.
If thou rememb’rest not the slightest folly,
That ever love did make thee run into;
Thou hast not lov’d. William Shakespeare, As You Like it.
Solyman himself, in punishing the perjury of another, ran into wilful perjury himself, perverting the commendation of justice, which he had so much desired by his most bloody and unjust sentence. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
from not using it right, come all those mistakes we run into in our endeavors after happiness John Locke.
In the middle of a rainbow, the colours are sufficiently distinguished; but near the borders they run into one another, so that you hardly know how to limit the colours. Isaac Watts.
Temperate climates run into moderate governments, and the extremes into despotick power. Jonathan Swift.
It is a confederating with him, to whom the sacrifice is offered: for upon that the apostle's argument runs. Francis Atterbury.
Tarquin, running into all the methods of tyranny, after a cruel reign was expelled. Jonathan Swift.
The mind, upon the suggestion of any new notion, runs after similies, to make it the clearer to itself; which, though it may be useful in explaining our thoughts to others, is no right method to settle true notions in ourselves. John Locke.
Thoughts will not be directed what objects to pursue, but run away with a man in pursuit of those ideas they have in view. John Locke.
Though Ramus run in with the first reformers of learning, in his opposition to Aristotle; yet he has given us a plausible system. Thomas Baker.
If, through our too much security, the same should run on, soon might we feel our estate brought to those lamentable terms, whereof this hard and heavy sentence was by one of the ancients uttered. Richard Hooker.
He fills his famish'd maw, his mouth runs o'er
With unchew'd morsels, while he churns the gore. Dryd.
Milk while it boils, or wine while it works, run over the vessels they are in, and possess more place than when they were cool. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.
When a lease had run out, he stipulated with the tenant to resign up twenty acres, without lessening his rent, and no great abatement of the fine. Jonathan Swift.
Insectile animals, for want of blood, run all out into legs. Henry Hammond.
The zeal of love runs out into suckers, like a fruitful tree. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of Living Holy.
Some papers are written with regularity; others run out into the wildness of essays. Spectator.
Nor is it sufficient to run out into beautiful digressions, unless they are something of a piece with the main design of the Georgick. Joseph Addison, Essay on the Georgicks.
On all occasions, she run out extravagantly in praise of Hocus. Arbuthnot.
They keep to their text, and run out upon the power of the pope, to the diminution of councils. Thomas Baker.
He shews his judgment, in not letting his fancy run out into long descriptions. William Broome, Notes on the Odyssey.
He hath run out himself, and led forth
His desp'rate party with him; blown together
Aids of all kinds. Ben Jonson, Catiline.
Th' estate runs out, and mortgages are made,
Their fortune ruin'd, and their fame betray'd. Dryden.
From growing riches with good cheer,
To running out by starving here. Jonathan Swift.
So little gets for what she gives,
We really wonder how she lives!
And had her stock been less, no doubt,
She must have long ago run out. Jonathan Swift.
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
to go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten
to flee, as from fear or danger
to steal off; to depart secretly
to contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress
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
to exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle
to pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another
to discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; -- with on
to make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; -- with on
to creep, as serpents
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
to proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread
to become fluid; to melt; to fuse
to turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round
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
to extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary
to go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station
to make progress; to proceed; to pass
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
to have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west
to be in form thus, as a combination of words
to be popularly known; to be generally received
to have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly
to tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline
to spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing
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
to continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run
to discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs
to be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months
to sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of vessels
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
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
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
to pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation
to cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot
to drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven
to fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like
to cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a line
to cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods
to go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career
to cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress
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
to put at hazard; to venture; to risk
to discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water
to be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood
to conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel
to tease with sarcasms and ridicule
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
to migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn
the act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run
a small stream; a brook; a creek
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
a course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck
state of being current; currency; popularity
continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights
a continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes
a range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run
the aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter
the distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles
a voyage; as, a run to China
a pleasure excursion; a trip
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
a roulade, or series of running tones
the greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed
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
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
a pair or set of millstones
melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead
smuggled; as, run goods
Etymology: [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin to D. runnen, rennen, OS. & OHG. rinnan, G. rinnen, rennen, Icel. renna, rinna, Sw. rinna, rnna, Dan. rinde, rende, Goth. rinnan, and perh. to L. oriri to rise, Gr. 'orny`nai to stir up, rouse, Skr. (cf. Origin), or perh. to L. rivus brook (cf. Rival). 11. Cf. Ember, a., Rennet.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
run, v.i. to move swiftly on the legs, to hasten, rush on: to move, travel, ply regularly to: to pass by: to have a certain form: (law) to have legal authority: to be current, as money: to average: to reach, have course in any direction: to make a fault, to slip, as thread in knitting: to stand as a candidate: to pass from one state to another: to pass quickly in thought, to dwell repeatedly upon in thought: to continue in operation, be in constant motion, to be carried, to extend: to move swiftly: to pass quickly on the ground: to flee: to go, as ships, &c.: to have course in any direction, to extend, spread: to flow: to dart: to turn: to extend through a period: to pierce: to fuse or melt: to turn or rotate: to be busied: to become: to be in force: to discharge matter, as a sore: to have a general tendency: to pass, fall: to creep: to press with immediate demands for payment, as a bank.—v.t. to cause to move swiftly, to keep running: to force forward: to push: to cause to pass: to fuse: to discharge, as a sore: to pursue in thought: to incur: to pour forth: to execute: to chase: to break through, as to run the blockade: to pierce: to sew: to fish in: to evade: to manage: to tease:—pr.p. run′ning; pa.t. ran; pa.p. run, as 'run brandy,' that which has been smuggled in.—n. act of running: course: flow: discharge from a sore: distance sailed: voyage: continued series: general reception: prevalence: popular clamour: an unusual pressure, as on a bank, for payment: a trip: the run of events: a small stream: the quantity run: the act of migrating: in base-ball, the complete circuit made by the player which enables him to score one: in cricket, a passing from one wicket to another, by which one point is scored: a range of pasturage: a pair of millstones: the aftermost part of a ship's bottom: (mus.) a succession of consecutive notes: a roulade.—ns. Run′about, a gadabout: a vagabond: an open wagon; Run′away, one who runs away from danger or restraint: a fugitive.—adj. fleeing from danger or restraint: done by or in flight.—ns. Run′let, Run′nel, a little run or stream: a brook; Run′man, a deserter from a ship-of-war; Run′ner, one who, or that which, runs: a racer: a messenger, agent, one employed to solicit patronage: a rooting stem that runs along the ground: a rope to increase the power of a tackle: a deserter: a smuggler: a manager of an engine: a Bow Street officer: in saddlery, a loop of metal through which a rein is passed: that on which anything slides: in moulding, a channel cut in a mould: the rotating-stone of a grinding-mill: the movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached: a tool in which lenses are fastened for polishing: a vessel for conveying fish, oysters, &c.—adj. Run′ning, kept for the race: successive: continuous: flowing: easy: cursive: discharging matter.—prep. (coll.) approaching or about.—n. act of moving swiftly: that which runs or flows, the quantity run: a discharge from a wound: the act of one who risks dangers, as in running a blockade: strength to run: the ranging of any animal.—n. Run′ning-block, a block in an arrangement of pulleys.—n.pl. Run′ning-days, the days occupied on a voyage, &c., under a charter, including Sundays.—ns. Run′ning-fight, a fight kept up between one party that flees and another that pursues; Run′ning-fire (mil.), a rapid succession of firing; Run′ning-gear, the wheels and axles of a vehicle; Run′ning-hand, a style of rapid writing without lifting the pen; Run′ning-knot, a knot made so as to form a noose when the rope is pulled.—n.pl. Run′ning-lights, the lights shown by vessels between sunset and sunrise.—adv. Run′ningly.—ns. Run′ning-or′nament, an ornament in which the design is continuous; Run′ning-rein, a form of driving-rein; Run′ning-rig′ging, all the rigging except the shrouds, stays, and lower mast-head pendants; Run′ning-thrush, a disease in the feet of horses; Run′ning-tī′tle, the title of a book, &c., continued from page to page on the upper margin; Run′ning-trap, a pipe so formed as to be a seal against the passage of gases; Run′way, a trail, track, or passage-way.—Run across, to come upon by accident; Run away with, to carry away in uncontrollable fright: to carry off in fleeing; Run down, to chase to exhaustion: to run against and sink, as a ship: to overbear, to crush; Run down a coast, to sail along it; Run hard, to press hard behind in a race or other competition; Run in, to go in: to arrest and take to a lock-up: (print.) to insert a word, &c., without making a break or new paragraph: to alter the position of matter to fill vacant space; Run into debt, to get into debt; Run in the blood, family, to belong to one by natural descent; Run off, to cause to flow out: to take impressions of, to print: to repeat, recount; Run on (print.), to continue in the same line, and not a new paragraph; Run out, to come to an end; Run over, to overflow: to go over cursorily; Run riot (see Riot); Run the chance, to encounter all risks; Run through, to expend, to waste, to pierce through and through; Run together, to mingle or blend; Run to seed, to shoot up too rapidly, to become exhausted, to go to waste; Run up, to make or mend hastily: to build hurriedly: to string up, hang.—In the long-run, in the end or final result; In the running, or Out of the running, competing, or not competing, in a contest, with good hopes of success in a candidature, &c., or the opposite; Make good one's running, to keep abreast with others; Take up the running, to go off at full speed; The common run, The run, or The run of mankind, ordinary people. [A.S. rinnan; Ger. rennen, Ice. renna, to run.]
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Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The distance sailed by a ship. Also, used among sailors to imply the agreement to work a single passage from one place to another, as from Jamaica to England, and so forth.--To make a run. To sway with alacrity.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed.
To manage and direct a business, company, enterprise, organization or form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity government, unity senate, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government or international unity government.
He did run his own farm in partnership with his brother and they were very fair and successful.
Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020
To move the legs and feet at a speed.
To run is a gift that we can be very grateful for as it is a great ability.
Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020
The machine was running and producing at such an efficient rate, they were so pleased.
Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020
Etymology and Origins
An Americanism used as a verb for “finance,” whether in relation to a person or a business enterprise. “Who’s running him?” means who is it that keeps him going, or on his feet?
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'run' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #571
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'run' in Written Corpus Frequency: #496
Rank popularity for the word 'run' in Nouns Frequency: #765
Rank popularity for the word 'run' in Verbs Frequency: #50
The numerical value of run in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of run in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The greater concern about the global environment shown by the Fed should encourage investors to realise that they are not about to go crazy with rate hikes this year, we can see markets taking some comfort from these words, though without a meaningful improvement in the run of macro data, in particular from China, it is hard to see this having a lasting effect.
We hope that he’s going to run, we think he’ll be our strongest candidate. We think he can beat Abbott, because he’s vulnerable.
It will be difficult to carry that company without a strong board and strong CEO - to effectively run that company separate from government influence - that is the main factor in trying to transform PREPA.
If there Is hell after death where we run and so I am ready to die and happy too cause hell is empty because all devils are here.
I’m trying to have a week off before every major and then play the week before that, i feel like that’s a good run into the events for me. So I think just working backwards on the schedule that way is something I’ve done a little bit different.
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Translations for run
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- جَرى, ركضArabic
- бе́гаць, бегчы́Belarusian
- тира́ж, тече́ние, руче́й, път, бя́гане, про́бег, пото́к, бяг, ти́чане, ти́чам, тека́, бя́гамBulgarian
- ruta, recorregut, córrer, carrera, galopar, escolar-se, fer funcionar, fluir, [[fer]] [[córrer]], fer fluir, funcionarCatalan, Valencian
- běh, prohánět, kandidovat, trvat, párat se, prohnat, téci, prchat, běžet, téct, zabírat, fungovat, utíkat, běhat, říditCzech
- бѣгати, бѣжати, ⰱⱑⰳⰰⱅⰹOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- rute, løb, løbe, rulle, trille, runDanish
- Laufmasche, Lauf, rennen, verlaufen, gehen, fließen, kandidieren, laufenGerman
- ƒu duEwe
- ρέω, τρέχω, κυλώ, τρέξιμοGreek
- galopar, correr, carrera, afluir, fluirSpanish
- lasterka egin, korrika eginBasque
- دو, دویدنPersian
- silmäpako, juosta, johtaa, viedä, [[juosta]] [[karkuun]], pyörittää, vetää, muuttua, [[olla]] [[liikkeellä]], purkautua, käynnistää, [[putsata]] [[pöytä]], ajaa, kilpailuttaa, käydä, valuttaa, kestää, [[joutua]] [[pulittaa, kulkea, tehdä, pyrkiä, olla, juoksuttaa, [[saada]] [[pulittaa]], jatkua, rientää, kuljettaa, paeta, panna toimeen, asettaa, värjätä, valua, [[ajaa]] [[läpi]], yltää, maksaa, myöhästyä, toimia, suorittaa, hallita, ulottua, [[olla]] [[myöhässä]], vaeltaa, käyttää, vastata, julkaista, rynnätä, lajitella, virrata, tulla, [[päästää]] [[väri]]ä, [[ajaa]] [[ohi]]Finnish
- galoper, courir, écouler, marcher, couler, courseFrench
- ruithScottish Gaelic
- ריצה, רץHebrew
- fut, futásHungarian
- վազք, վազելArmenian
- lari, jalanIndonesian
- hastar, kurarIdo
- sgocciolamento, uscita, corsa, stabbio, tiratura, periodo, flusso, recinto, smagliatura, quantitativo, trotterellata, sgocciolio, galoppata, percorso, stazzo, corsetta, distacco, addiaccio, mandata, corso d'acqua, scorrere, giro, fluire, condurre, correreItalian
- 道程, 区間, 伝線, 流れ, 襲歩, ラン, 経路, 早歩き, 量, 時間, ルート, 小川, 走る, 期間Japanese
- ដើរ, រត់Khmer
- ڕاکردن, bezKurdish
- currō, runLatin
- rennen, lafenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- tėkmė, srovė, bėgimas, upelis, bėgtiLithuanian
- skriet, skrējiens, tecējums, straumeLatvian
- rāihe, oma, rere, omangaMāori
- трк, по́ток, тек, тира́ж, процеп, скинатица, трчање, траење, работи, тече, т́рча, се кандиди́раMacedonian
- larian, menjalankanMalay
- ladder, loop, lopen, rennenDutch
- Løpe, springe, gåNorwegian
- yilwołNavajo, Navaho
- wybieg, bieg, oczko, biegać, cieknąć, biec, runPolish
- corrida, galopar, fluir, manar, correrPortuguese
- cuorer, cuorrer, currer, correr, curir, curerRomansh
- rută, țarc, fugă, tiraj, duratăj, trap, cârmă, golf, pas, flux, alerga, concura, conduce, fugiRomanian
- маршру́т, тира́ж, бег, путь, па́ртия, тече́ние, ток, пото́к, стре́лка, пробе́жка, протяну́ть, управля́ть, линя́ть, побежа́ть, вози́ть, убега́ть, руководи́ть, продолжаться, протя́гивать, баллоти́роваться, расползти́сь, бежа́ть, води́ть, простира̀ть, рабо́тать, вести́, тянуться, убежа́ть, проводи́ть, бе́гать, гоня́ть, располза́ться, перебра́ть, вы́полнить, побе́гать, перебира́ть, простираться, проходить, провести́, функциони́ровать, выполня́ть, полиня́ть, погоня́ть, везти́, гнать, течьRussian
- cúrriri, curri, cúrrereSardinian
- trčati, трчати, strujati, proticatiSerbo-Croatian
- දුවනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- behať, bežaťSlovak
- mathaSouthern Sotho
- runda, rinnande, ström, flöde, bäck, styra, kandidera, leda, driva, springa, rinna, kSwedish
- koşu, koşma, koşmakTurkish
- бігти́, бі́гатиUkrainian
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