Definitions of run

  1. To move or pass swiftly on the ground with the legs; to use the legs in moving; to move in a hurry; to spread; to extend; to rush violently; to sail; to slide; to move; to contend in a race; to flee for escape; to flew in any manner; to move as a fluid; to melt; to turn; to go; to pass; to fall; to have a Course ; to carried; to shoot; to discharge matter; to continue in time; to press with numerous demands. To run after, to pursue or follow. To run at, to attack. To run in trust, to get credit. To run down a coast, to sail along it. To run on, to talk incessantly. To run over, to overflow. To run out, to come to an end; to be wasted or exhausted. To run riot, to go to the utmost excess.
  2. To go swiftly; move or flow; continue; extend; be reported.
  3. To strike ( the ball) in such a way as to cause it to run along the ground, as when approaching a hole.
  4. 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.
  5. To cause to move or act, as an engine, etc.; perform or go through with; as, to run errands; to flow with; as, the earth ran blood; expose oneself to; as, to run a risk; to sew; as, to run up a seam.
  6. To cause to move swiftly: to force forward: to push: to cause to pass: to fuse: to discharge, as a sore: to pursue in thought: to incur:- pr. p. running; pa. t. ran; pa. p. run.
  7. To cause to move swiftly; cause to pass; pursue; fuse; incur.
  8. To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
  9. To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.
  10. To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
  11. To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.
  12. To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a line.
  13. To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career.
  14. To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress.
  15. 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.
  16. To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
  17. To discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.
  18. To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood.
  19. To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel.
  20. To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
  21. 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.
  22. To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; - said of contraband or dutiable goods.
  23. To migrate or move in schools; - said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn.
  24. To move or go on the feet at a swifter pace than a walk; travel; proceed; as, the express runs forty miles an hour; move on in a stream; flow; as, the river runs down hill; to be in action; as, the engine will not run; extend in space; as, the railroad runs through his land; continue in time; as, the play ran a year; pass into a different state or condition; as, to run to seed; of a wound or sore, discharge pus.
  25. To move swiftly: to pass quickly on the ground: to flee: to go, as ships, etc.: to have course in any direction: to flow: to dart: to turn: to extend: to pierce: to melt: to be busied: to become: to be in force: to discharge matter, as a sore: to press, esp. for immediate payment.
  26. To move swiftly; go; flow; extend; pierce; melt.
  27. 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"
  28. continue to exist; " These stories die hard"; " The legend of Elvis endures"
  29. guide or pass over something; " He ran his eyes over her body"; " She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; " He drew her hair through his fingers"
  30. 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"
  31. progress by being changed; " The speech has to go through several more drafts"; " run through your presentation before the meeting"
  32. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; " She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
  33. travel a route regularly; " Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  34. compete in a race; " he is running the Marathon this year"; " let's race and see who gets there first"
  35. 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"
  36. To drive; to force; to cause to be driven; to fuse; to cast; to incur; to venture; to smuggle; to break through; to pursue in thought; to thrust; to draw; to cause to ply; to cause to pass; to discharge; to pursue. To run down a ressel, to run against and sink her. To run hard, to press with sarcasm or ridicule; to urge importunately. To run over, to narrate or run the eye over hastily. to run through, to expend. To run up. to increase.
  37. To go, move, or pass on a surface in almost any manner; to cause to move swiftly; to move on the ground by long quick steps; to rush violently; to fuse or melt; to become liquid; to take a course at sea; to drive with violence, as a ship ashore; to ply or pass, as a coach or ship; to move or flow, as water; to pursue; to contend in a race; to have success; to strive at, followed by after; to contract, as a debt, followed by into or in; to pass from one state or condition to another; to fall; to pass; to make transition; to proceed; to discharge matter, as a scre; to extend to.
  38. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; " the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; " a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"-- Hippocrates; " the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"-- Aristotle
  39. a row of unravelled stitches; " she got a run in her stocking"
  40. 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"
  41. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; " he broke into a run"; " his daily run keeps him fit"
  42. a regular trip; " the ship made its run in record time"
  43. a short trip; " take a run into town"
  44. a football play in which a player runs with the ball; " the defensive line braced to stop the run"; " the coach put great emphasis on running"
  45. an unbroken series of events; " had a streak of bad luck"; " Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  46. A number of cards of the same suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts.
  47. The movement communicated to a golf ball by running.
  48. The distance a ball travels after touching the ground from a stroke.
  49. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.
  50. A small stream; a brook; a creek.
  51. 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.
  52. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.
  53. State of being current; currency; popularity.
  54. A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes.
  55. A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run.
  56. The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter.
  57. The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles.
  58. A voyage; as, a run to China.
  59. A pleasure excursion; a trip.
  60. 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.
  61. A roulade, or series of running tones.
  62. The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double- quick, but with greater speed.
  63. 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.
  64. A pair or set of millstones.
  65. Continued repetition on the stage; - said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights.
  66. 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.
  67. Act of going at a swifter pace than a walk; a trip or journey; as, the boat made its usual run; act of flowing or that which flows; as, a run of maple sap; a course or succession; as, a run of ill luck; free use or enjoyment of; as, to have the run of a friend's house; sudden, pressing demand; as, a run on a bank; a place passed over frequently, especially by animals; an inclosed place in which to confine and feed animals; a brook; a period of operation, or the work turned out during the period; in cricket or baseball, the act of running from one wicket or base to another.
  68. Act of running: course: flow: discharge from a sore: distance sailed: a trip by trainmen from one division of a railroad to the next: voyage: continued series: general reception: prevalence: popular clamor: an unusual pressure, as on a bank, for payment of notes.
  69. Act of running; flow; course; voyage; small stream; unusual demand; tapering after- part of a ship.
  70. The act of running or flowing; swift movement; a brook.
  71. A trip or journey.
  72. A course; succession.
  73. Act of running; course; flow; successful course; clamour; an uncommon pressure on a bank for payment; distance sailed over; a voyage; a pair of mill stones; a brook; a large grazing ground.
  74. Flow; course; mtion; a pleasuretrip; continued success; an unusual demand on a bank for payment of its notes, and for the return of deposits; distance sailed by a ship; a voyage.
  75. of Run
  76. ( American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball; " the defensive line braced to stop the run"; " the coach put great emphasis on running"
  77. an unbroken chronological sequence; " the play had a long run on Broadway"; " the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
  78. a race between candidates for elective office; " I managed his campaign for governor"; " he is raising money for a Senate run"
  79. the production achieved during a continuous period of operation ( of a machine or factory etc.); " a daily run of 100, 000 gallons of paint"
  80. unrestricted freedom to use; " he has the run of the house"
  81. 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"
  82. cause to perform; " run a subject"; " run a process"
  83. change from one state to another; " run amok"; " run rogue"; " run riot"
  84. be operating, running or functioning; " The car is still running-- turn it off!"
  85. carry out; " run an errand"
  86. cause to emit recorded sounds; " They ran the tapes over and over again"; " Can you play my favorite record?"
  87. 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"
  88. cover by running; run a certain distance; " She ran 10 miles that day"
  89. 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"
  90. travel rapidly, by any ( unspecified) means; " Run to the store!"; " She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
  91. run with the ball; in such sports as football
  92. keep company; " the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
  93. sail before the wind
  94. cause an animal to move fast; " run the dogs"
  95. 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"
  96. set animals loose to graze
  97. make without a miss
  98. 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"
  99. 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".
  100. cause something to pass or lead somewhere; " Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  101. be affected by; be subjected to; " run a temperature"; " run a risk"
  102. have a particular form; " the story or argument runs as follows"; " as the saying goes..."
  103. 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.
  104. To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.
  105. To flee, as from fear or danger.
  106. To steal off; to depart secretly.
  107. To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress.
  108. To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.
  109. To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another.
  110. To creep, as serpents.
  111. 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.
  112. To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.
  113. To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.
  114. To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.
  115. 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.
  116. To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
  117. To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station.
  118. To make progress; to proceed; to pass.
  119. 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.
  120. To have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west.
  121. To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
  122. To be popularly known; to be generally received.
  123. To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.
  124. To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
  125. To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.
  126. 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.
  127. To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.
  128. To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.
  129. To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.
  130. 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.
  131. Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.
  132. Smuggled; as, run goods.
  133. 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.
  134. To discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; - with on.
  135. To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; - with on.
  136. To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; - said of vessels.
  137. 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.
  138. Melted; smuggled. In the long run, in the final result. The run of mankind, the generality of people.
  139. Ran.