(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'.
(noun.) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; 'he broke into a run'; 'his daily run keeps him fit'.
(noun.) a regular trip; 'the ship made its run in record time'.
(noun.) a short trip; 'take a run into town'.
(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'.
(noun.) an unbroken chronological sequence; 'the play had a long run on Broadway'; 'the team enjoyed a brief run of victories'.
(noun.) a row of unravelled stitches; 'she got a run in her stocking'.
(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'.
(noun.) unrestricted freedom to use; 'he has the run of the house'.
(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'.
(verb.) become undone; 'the sweater unraveled'.
(verb.) cause to perform; 'run a subject'; 'run a process'.
(verb.) change from one state to another; 'run amok'; 'run rogue'; 'run riot'.
(verb.) be operating, running or functioning; 'The car is still running--turn it off!'.
(verb.) carry out; 'run an errand'.
(verb.) cover by running; run a certain distance; 'She ran 10 miles that day'.
(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'.
(verb.) run with the ball; in such sports as football.
(verb.) keep company; 'the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring'.
(verb.) sail before the wind.
(verb.) be diffused; 'These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run'.
(verb.) move along, of liquids; 'Water flowed into the cave'; 'the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi'.
(verb.) deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.
(verb.) set animals loose to graze.
(verb.) make without a miss.
(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'.
(verb.) occur persistently; 'Musical talent runs in the family'.
(verb.) extend or continue for a certain period of time; 'The film runs 5 hours'.
(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'.
(verb.) cause something to pass or lead somewhere; 'Run the wire behind the cabinet'.
(verb.) be affected by; be subjected to; 'run a temperature'; 'run a risk'.
(verb.) have a particular form; 'the story or argument runs as follows'; 'as the saying goes...'.
(verb.) cause an animal to move fast; 'run the dogs'.
(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'.
(verb.) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; 'Run to the store!'; 'She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there'.
Checked by Fern--From WordNet
(-) of Run
(p. p.) of Run
(a.) 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.
(a.) To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.
(a.) To flee, as from fear or danger.
(a.) To steal off; to depart secretly.
(a.) To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress.
(a.) 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.
(a.) To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.
(a.) To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another.
(a.) To discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; -- with on.
(a.) To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; -- with on.
(a.) To creep, as serpents.
(a.) 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.
(a.) To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.
(a.) To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.
(a.) To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.
(a.) 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.
(a.) To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
(a.) To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station.
(a.) To make progress; to proceed; to pass.
(a.) 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.
(a.) To have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west.
(a.) To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
(a.) To be popularly known; to be generally received.
(a.) To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.
(a.) To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
(a.) To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.
(a.) 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.
(a.) To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.
(a.) To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.
(a.) To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.
(a.) To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of vessels.
(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. i.) To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
(v. i.) To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.
(v. i.) To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
(v. i.) To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.
(v. i.) To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a line.
(v. i.) To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods.
(v. i.) To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career.
(v. i.) To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
(v. i.) To discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.
(v. i.) To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood.
(v. i.) To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel.
(v. i.) To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) To migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn.
(n.) The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.
(n.) A small stream; a brook; a creek.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.
(n.) State of being current; currency; popularity.
(n.) Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights.
(n.) A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes.
(n.) A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run.
(n.) The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter.
(n.) The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles.
(n.) A voyage; as, a run to China.
(n.) A pleasure excursion; a trip.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A roulade, or series of running tones.
(n.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A pair or set of millstones.
(a.) Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.
(a.) Smuggled; as, run goods.
Synonyms and Synonymous
v. n. . Race, step quickly.. Haste, hasten, hie, hurry, scud, scamper, scour, speed, post, trip, press on, press forward, push on, dash forward, dash on, rush on.. Flow, glide, move, go, proceed, stream, roll on, move on.. Pass, elapse, vanish, go away.. Spread, extend.. Continue, hold on, run on.. Tend, incline.
v. a. . Pierce, penetrate, stab.. Force, thrust, drive, push.. Fuse, cast, melt, mould.. Incur, be liable to, fall into, be exposed to.. Determine, mark out.
n. . Race.. Current, course, flow, passage.. Currency, prevalence, popularity.. Generality, people or things as they are, people or things of average quality.. Brook, streamlet, runlet, runnel, rivulet, rill, BURN, small stream.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Course,[See CONTROL_and_GOVERN], speed, hasten, hurry, fly, rush, escape,retreat, pass, proceed, flow, ooze, leak, melt, fuse, confuse, blend, extend,reach, work, operate, traverse, tend, incline
ANT:Walk, saunter, lounge, drag, stay, stop, halt, hobble, resist, hold, stanch,stand, fail, drop, expire, disincline, hesitate
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.
- It made her blood run sharp, to be thwarted in even so trifling a matter. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- That is, in the long run. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Odessa is about twenty hours' run from Sebastopol, and is the most northerly port in the Black Sea. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- The manifest advantage of an even track for the wheels long ago suggested the idea of laying down wood and other hard, smooth surfaces for carriages to run upon. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- We kissed Charley, and took her downstairs with us, and stopped outside the house to see her run away to her work. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- The shoes are then covered with a coat of rubber varnish, and are put into cars and run into the vulcanizing ovens, where they remain from six to seven hours at a temperature of about 275°. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- In the long run, the workman may be as necessary to his master as his master is to him; but the necessity is not so immediate. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- Better be happy old maids than unhappy wives, or unmaidenly girls, running about to find husbands, said Mrs. March decidedly. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- He looked at her--oh, how fondly--as she came running towards him, her hands before her, ready to give them to him. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- First of all tack tarred building paper to the studding, running the strips up and down and having them catch on every third studding. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- Then she came running up the trail. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Chinnock said: 'Does he KNOW anything about running a station like this? Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Muhammad was knocked down and nearly killed, and there was much running away among his followers. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- When he is very drunk, his mind is always running on regicide. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- It is curious that my mother, too, ran away from her family, but not for the sake of her husband. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- There, I found my mother, very pale and with red eyes: into whose arms I ran, and begged her pardon from my suffering soul. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Opening the door, he spoke a few words quickly but quietly to two females who ran to meet him in the passage. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- I ran back for a light and there was the poor fellow, a great gash in his throat and the whole place swimming in blood. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- We fought in Segovia at the start of the movement but we were beaten and we ran. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- There he did very well, but something went wrong (as it always does to a nomad), so he went to the Transvaal, and ran a panorama called 'Paradise Lost' in the Kaffir kraals. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Last night, in Drury Lane lobby, I ran against Sir John Middleton, and when he saw who I wasfor the first time these two monthshe spoke to me. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- The first principle which runs through all art and nature is simplicity; this also is to be the rule of human life. Plato. The Republic.
- The Brock Road runs from Germania Ford through the battle-field and on to the Court House. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- The fancy runs from one end of the universe to the other in collecting those ideas, which belong to any subject. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- Money, therefore, necessarily runs after goods, but goods do not always or necessarily run after money. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- The umpires were stationed behind the wickets; the scorers were prepared to notch the runs; a breathless silence ensued. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- A little cup is then fastened to the tree with a piece of soft clay to press the cup against it, and the juice runs into this cup. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Most of the remainder of children's alleged native egoism is simply an egoism which runs counter to an adult's egoism. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
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