A couple out for a run.
- Competing the 100 meter dash is an example of run.
- An example of run is to end a phone call in order to do another task.
- Managing the production of a trade show is an example of run.
- An example of run is mascara spreading down a woman's eyes after she's been crying.
intransitive verbran or Dial., , run′ning
- to go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
- to go rapidly; move swiftly
- to resort (to) for aid: always running to the police
- to associate or consort (with)
- to go, move, grow, etc. easily and freely, without hindrance or restraint
- to go away rapidly; flee
- to make a quick trip (up to, down to, over to, etc. a specified place) for a brief stay
- to take part in a contest or race
- to be a candidate in an election
- to finish a contest or race in the specified position: to run last
- to swim in migration, as upstream or inshore for spawning, etc.: said of fish
- to go, as on a schedule; ply between two points: a bus that runs between Chicago and Detroit
- to go or pass lightly and rapidly: his eyes ran over the page
- to be current; circulate: a rumor running through the town
- to climb or creep: said of plants: a vine running over the wall
- to move continuously or incessantly: often used fig.: his tongue ran on and on
- to ravel lengthwise in a knitted fabric
- to function or operate with or as with parts that revolve, slide, etc.: a machine that is running
- to recur or return to the mind
- to flow: a running stream
- to melt and flow: the wax ran
- to spread when put on a surface, as a liquid
- to spread over or be diffused through cloth, etc. when moistened, as colors
- to be subject to such spreading of color, as fabric
- to be wet or covered with a flow: eyes running with tears
- to give passage to a fluid; specif.,
- to discharge pus, mucus, etc.
- to leak, as a faucet
- to elapse: the days ran into weeks
- to appear in print: the newspaper ran with a misspelled headline; her editorial ran in the Sunday edition
- to appear or be presented continuously or in a continuing series: a play that ran for a year
- to continue in effect or force: a law running for twenty years
- to continue to occur; recur: talent runs in the family
- to be characterized by having, producing, using, etc.: with to: their taste runs to exotic foods
- to extend in or as in a continuous line: a fence running through the woods
- to include so as to show variety: with from and to: a repertoire running from tragedy to comedy
- to pass into a specified condition, situation, etc.: to run into trouble
- to sail or float (aground, etc.): said of a ship
- to be written, expressed, played, etc. in a specified way: the adage runs like this
- to be or continue at a specified size, price, amount, etc.: apples running four to the pound
- Naut. to sail with the wind coming from astern
Origin of runaltered (with vowel probably influenced, influence by past participle ) from Middle English rinnen, rennen from Old Norse and OE: Old Norse rinna, to flow, run, renna, to cause to run ( from Germanic an unverified form rannjan); Old English rinnan, iornan: both from Germanic an unverified form renwo from Indo-European base an unverified form er-, to set in motion, excite from source raise, Classical Latin origo, origin
- to run along or follow (a specified course or route)
- to travel over; cover by running, driving, etc.: horses ran the range
- to do or perform by or as by running: to run a race
- to subject oneself to (a risk); incur
- to get past or escape by going through: to run a blockade
- to go past or through without making a required stop: to run a stop sign or a red light
- to pursue or hunt (game, etc.)
- to compete with in or as in a race; vie with
- to enter (a horse, etc.) in a race
- to put up or support as a candidate for election
- to make run, move, operate, etc.
- to cause to go between points, as on a schedule
- to cause (a motor or engine) to idle for a while
- to make (a stocking) run
- to bring, lead, or force into a specified condition, situation, etc. by or as by running: to run oneself into debt
- to carry or convey, as in a ship or vehicle; transport
- to carry (taxable or outlawed goods) in or out illegally; smuggle
- to drive, force, or thrust (an object) into, through, or against something
- to make go, move, pass, flow, etc., esp. rapidly, in a specified way, direction, place, etc.: to run water into a glass
- to be in charge of; manage: to run a household
- to keep, feed, or graze (livestock)
- to perform the steps of (an experiment, test, etc.)
- to cause to undergo a test, procedure, process, etc.
- to cost (an amount): boots that run $20
- to mark, draw, or trace (lines, as on a map)
- to extend, pass, or trace in a specified way or direction: to run a story back to its source
- to undergo or be affected by (a fever, etc.)
- to flow with, discharge, or pour forth: gutters running blood
- to melt, fuse, or smelt (ore)
- to cast or mold, as from molten metal; found
- to print; esp., to publish (an advertisement, story, etc.) in a newspaper or magazine
- Billiards to complete successfully (a specified number of strokes, shots, etc.) in uninterrupted sequence
- Bridge to lead the cards of (a suit, often, specif., an established suit), thereby taking a series of tricks
- Comput. to cause (a program, software, etc.) to operate or start operating
- Golf to cause (a ball) to roll, esp. on a green
- an act or period of running or moving rapidly
- a race for runners
- a running pace; rapid gait
- capacity for running
- the distance covered or time spent in running
- a trip; journey; esp.,
- a single, customary, or regular trip, as of a train, ship, or plane
- a quick trip, esp. for a brief stay
- route (sense )
- movement onward, progression, or trend: the run of events
- a continuous course or period of a specified condition, action, etc.: a run of good luck
- direction or course, as of the grain of wood, a vein of ore, etc.
- a continuous course of performances, showings, etc.: a play that had a run of a year
- a series of continued, sudden, or urgent requests or demands, as by customers for certain goods, or by bank depositors for their funds
- a period of being in public demand or favor
- three or more playing cards in unbroken order in the same suit; sequence
- a continuous extent of something
- a flow or rush of water, etc., as of the tide
- a small, swift stream, as a brook or rivulet
- a period during which some fluid flows readily
- the amount of flow
- a period of operation of a machine
- the output during this period
- a kind, sort, or class, as of goods
- the ordinary, usual, or average kind or type
- something in, on, or along which something else runs; specif.,
- an inclined pathway or course: a ski run
- a track, channel, trough, pipe, etc.
- an enclosed area in which domestic animals or fowl can move about freely or feed: a chicken run
- in Australia, a large grazing area or ranch
- a well-defined trail or path made and used by animals: a buffalo run
- freedom to use all the facilities or move freely in any part (of a place): to have the run of an estate
- a number of animals in motion together
- a large number of fish migrating together, as upstream or inshore for spawning
- such migration of fish
- a ravel lengthwise in something knitted, as in hosiery
- Baseball a point scored whenever a base runner successfully touches all four bases in the proper order without being out
- Billiards an uninterrupted sequence of successful strokes, shots, etc.
- Cricket a scoring point, made by a successful running of both batsmen from one wicket to the other
- Mil. the approach to the target made by an airplane in bombing, strafing, etc.
- Comput. one execution of a program
- Music a rapid succession of tones, as a roulade
- Naut. the after part of a ship's bottom, from where it starts to curve up and in toward the stern
- melted; made liquid
- poured or molded while in a melted state: run metal
- drained or extracted, as honey
- having migrated and spawned: said of fish
a run for one's money
- powerful competition
- some satisfaction for what one has expended, as in betting on a near winner in a race
in the long run
in the short run
on the run
- hurrying from place to place or task to task
- running away; in retreat
- to pursue or follow
- Informal to seek the company or companionship of
run off at the mouthor run one's mouth
- to flee
- to desert one's home or family
- to escape and run loose, as a horse
run away with
- to depart and take with one; esp., to steal
- to carry out of control: his enthusiasm ran away with him
- to outdo greatly all other contestants or performers in
- to get (a prize, honors, etc.) in this way
- to cease to run, or stop operating, as a mechanical device, through lack of power
- to run, ride, or drive against so as to knock down
- to pursue and capture or kill
- to search out the source of
- to speak of slightingly or injuriously; disparage
- to lessen or lower in worth, quality, etc.; make or become run-down
- to read through rapidly
- Baseball to catch and tag (a base runner trapped between two bases)
run for it
- to include or insert, as something additional
- Informal to make a brief stop or visit at a place
- Slang to take into legal custody; arrest
- Printing to make continuous without a break or paragraph
- to encounter by chance
- to run, ride, or drive against so as to hit; collide with
- to add up to (a large sum of money)also run to
- to print, typewrite, make copies of, etc.
- to cause to be run, performed, played, etc.
- to decide the winner of (a race, etc.) by a runoff
- to drive (animals, trespassers, etc.) off or away
- to flow off; drain
- run away
- to continue or be continued
- Printing to continue without a break or new paragraph
- to add (something) at the end
- to talk continuously
- to come to an end; expire or become used up, exhausted, etc.
- to force to leave; drive out
run out of
run out on
run out the clock
- to ride or drive over as with an automobile
- to overflow
- to go beyond a limit
- to examine, rehearse, etc. rapidly or casually
run rings aroundInformal
- to run much faster than
- to do much better than; surpass or outdo
- to use up, spend, etc. quickly or recklessly
- to pierce
- run over (sense )
- to raise, rise, make, or build rapidly
- to let (bills, debts, etc.) accumulate
- to sew with a rapid succession of stitches
- to associate or socialize with
- to adopt or publicize (an account, explanation, etc.) readily or eagerly, often, specif., before it has been verified: local media ran with the story of his past arrest
verbran, run, run·ning, runs
- a. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.b. To retreat rapidly; flee: When they heard the police siren, they ran.c. Informal To depart; leave: Sorry, I have to run.
- To migrate, especially to move in a shoal in order to spawn. Used of fish.
- a. To move without hindrance or restraint: We let the dog run in the field.b. To move or go quickly or hurriedly: run around doing errands.c. To go when in trouble or distress: He is always running to his lawyer.d. To make a short, quick trip or visit: ran next door to borrow a cup of sugar; ran down to the store.
- a. To take part in a race or contest by running: ran in the marathon; athletes who run for the gold medal.b. To compete in a race for elected office: ran for mayor.c. To finish a race or contest in a specified position: ran second.
- To move freely, as on wheels: The car ran downhill. The drawer runs on small bearings.
- To travel over a regular route: The ferry runs every hour.
- Nautical To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course: run before a storm.
- a. To flow, especially in a steady stream: Fresh water runs from the spring. Turn on the faucet and let the water run.b. To melt and flow: The flame made the solder run.c. To emit pus, mucus, or serous fluid: Pollen makes my nose run.d. To be wet or covered with a liquid: The street ran with blood. The mourners' eyes ran with tears.e. To spread or dissolve, as dyes in fabric.f. To have dye spread or dissolve: Colorfast garments are not supposed to run.
- a. To extend, stretch, or reach in a certain direction or to a particular point: This road runs to the next town.b. To extend, spread, or climb as a result of growing: Ivy ran up the wall.c. To become known or prevalent rapidly in or over an area: disease that ran rampant.d. To unravel along a line: Her stocking ran.
- a. To be valid or in effect, as in a given area: The speed limit runs only to the town line.b. To be present as a valid accompaniment: Fishing rights run with ownership of the land.c. To accumulate or accrue: The interest runs from the first of the month.
- To be in operation; function or work: The engine is running.
- a. To pass; elapse: Days ran into weeks.b. To tend to persist or recur: Stinginess seems to run in that family.
- a. To pass into or become subject to a specified condition: We ran into debt.b. To take a particular form, order, or expression: My reasoning runs thus. The report runs as follows.c. To tend or incline: Their taste in art runs to the bizarre.d. To occupy or exist in a certain range: The sizes run from small to large.
- a. To be presented or performed: The lecture is running late. The play ran for six months.b. To be published or broadcast, especially as news: The story ran in the sports section on Sunday.
- a. To travel over on foot at a pace faster than a walk: ran the entire distance.b. To cause (an animal) to move quickly or rapidly: ran the horse around the track.c. To allow to move without restraint: We like to run the dogs along the beach.d. To hunt or pursue; chase: dogs running deer.
- To cause to move quickly: She ran her fingers along the keyboard.
- Nautical To cause to move on a course: We ran our boat into a cove.
- To cause to be in a given condition: The toddlers ran me ragged.
- a. To cause to compete in a race: He ran two horses in the Kentucky Derby.b. To present or nominate for elective office: The party ran her for senator.
- a. To convey or transport: Run me into town. Run the garbage over to the dump.b. Football To attempt to advance (the ball) by carrying it.c. To smuggle: run guns.
- To pass over or through: run the rapids; run a roadblock.
- a. To cause to flow: run water into a tub.b. To be flowing with: The fountains ran champagne.
- Metallurgy a. To melt, fuse, or smelt (metal).b. To mold or cast (molten metal): run gold into ingots.
- a. To cause to extend or pass: run a rope between the poles.b. To mark or trace on a surface: run a pencil line between two points.c. To sew with a continuous line of stitches: run a seam.d. To cause to unravel along a line: She ran her stocking on a splinter.
- To submit for consideration or review: I'll run the idea by you before I write the proposal.
- a. To continue to present or perform: ran the film for a month.b. To publish in a periodical: run an advertisement.
- a. To cause to crash or collide: ran the car into a fence.b. To cause to penetrate: I ran a pin into my thumb.
- a. To subject oneself or be subjected to: run a risk.b. To have as an ongoing financial obligation: run a deficit; run a tab.c. To be as a cost for; cost: Those hotel rooms can run you hundreds of dollars a night.
- Games a. To score (balls or points) consecutively in billiards: run 15 balls.b. To clear (the table) in pool by consecutive scores.
- a. To cause to function; operate: run a machine.b. To control, manage, or direct: ran the campaign by himself; a bureau that runs espionage operations.c. To do or carry out: run errands; run an experiment.
- a. Computers To process or execute (a program or instruction).b. To compare (data) with data in a database or other storage medium: The police ran the license plate number to see if the car was registered.
- a. An act or period of running: How was your run this morning?b. A pace faster than a walk: set off at a brisk run.
- a. A distance covered by running or traveling: a 10-mile run.b. The time taken to cover such a distance: By taxi, it is a two minutes' run from the station.c. A quick trip or visit: a run into town.d. A scheduled or regular route: a delivery run.e. A straight course or short distance followed by an aircraft before dropping a bomb on a target.f. A stretch or period of riding, as in a race or to the hounds.g. Sports The distance a golf ball rolls after hitting the ground.h. Unrestricted freedom or use of an area: We had the run of the library.
- a. Sports A running race: the winner of the mile run.b. A campaign for public office: She managed his successful senatorial run.
- Baseball A point scored by advancing around the bases and reaching home plate safely.
- Football A player's act of carrying the ball, usually for a specified distance: a 30-yard run.
- a. The migration of fish, especially in order to spawn.b. A group or school of fish ascending a river in order to spawn.
- a. A track or slope along or down which something can travel: a logging run.b. A pipe or channel through which something flows.c. Sports A particular type of passage down a hill or across country experienced by an athlete, such as a skier or bobsledder: had two very good runs before the end of the day.d. A trail or way made or frequented by animals.e. An outdoor enclosure for domestic animals or poultry: a dog run.f. Australian & New Zealand A tract of open land used for raising livestock; a ranch.
- a. A continuous length or extent of something: a five-foot run of tubing.b. The direction, configuration, or lie of something: the run of the grain in leather.c. Nautical The immersed part of a ship's hull abaft of the middle body.d. A length of torn or unraveled stitches in a knitted fabric.e. Geology A vein or seam, as of ore or rock.
- a. A continuous period of operation, especially of a machine or factory: gave the new furnace a run.b. The production achieved during such a period: a press run of 15,000 copies.c. Computers An execution of a specific program or instruction.
- a. A movement or flow: a run of sap.b. The duration or amount of such a flow.c. A drip of paint or a mark left by such a drip.d. Eastern Lower Northern US See creek.e. A fall or slide, as of sand or mud.
- a. An unbroken series or sequence: a run of dry summers.b. Games A continuous sequence of playing cards in one suit.c. An unbroken sequence or period of performances or presentations, as in the theater.d. A successful sequence of actions, such as well-played shots or victories in a sport.e. Music A rapid sequence of notes.f. A series of unexpected and urgent demands, as by depositors or customers: a run on a bank.
- a. A sustained state or condition: a run of good luck.b. A trend or tendency: the run of events.
- The average type, group, or category: The broad run of voters want the candidate to win.
- runs Informal Diarrhea. Often used with the.
- Being in a melted or molten state: run butter; run gold.
- Completely exhausted from running.
Origin of runMiddle English ernen, runnen from Old English rinnan, eornan, earnan and from Old Norse rinna ; see rei- in Indo-European roots. Our Living Language Traditional terms for “a small, fast-flowing stream” vary throughout the eastern United States especially and are enshrined in many place names. Speakers in the eastern part of the Lower North (including Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania) use the word run. Speakers in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, the Dutch settlement areas of New York State, may call such a stream a kill. Brook has come to be used throughout the Northeast. Southerners refer to a branch, and throughout the rural northern United States the term is often crick, a variant of creek.
- Act or instance of running, of moving rapidly using the feet.
- I just got back from my morning run.
- Act or instance of hurrying (to or from a place) (not necessarily by foot); dash or errand, trip.
- I need to make a run to the store.
- A pleasure trip.
- Let's go for a run in the car.
- Flight, instance or period of fleeing.
- Migration (of fish).
- A group of fish that migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning.
- (skiing, bobsledding) A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
- A (regular) trip or route.
- The bus on the Cherry Street run is always crowded.
- The route taken while running or skiing.
- Which run did you do today?
- The distance sailed by a ship.
- a good run; a run of fifty miles
- A voyage.
- a run to China
- An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
- He set up a rabbit run.
- (Australia, New Zealand) Rural landholding for farming, usually for running sheep, and operated by a runholder.
- State of being current; currency; popularity.
- A continuous period (of time) marked by a trend; a period marked by a continuing trend.
- I'm having a run of bad luck.
- He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day run.
- A series of tries in a game that were successful.
- A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
- (music) A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
- A trial of an experiment.
- The data got lost, so I'll have to perform another run of the experiment.
- A flow of liquid; a leak.
- The constant run of water from the faucet annoys me.
- a run of must in wine-making
- the first run of sap in a maple orchard
- (US, dialect) A small creek or part thereof.
- The military campaign near that creek was known as The battle of Bull Run.
- The amount of something made.
- The book's initial press run will be 5,000 copies.
- A production quantity in a factory.
- Yesterday we did a run of 12,000 units.
- The length of a showing of a play, film, TV series, etc.
- The run of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.
- It is the last week of our French cinema run.
- A quick pace, faster than a walk.
- He broke into a run.
- (of horses) A fast gallop.
- 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.
- 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 standard or unexceptional group or category.
- He stood out from the usual run of applicants.
- (baseball) A score (point scored) by a runner making it around all the bases and over home plate.
- (cricket) A point scored.
- (American football) A gain of a (specified) distance; a running play.
- [...] one of the greatest runs of all time.
- 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.
- (nautical) The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
- (construction) Horizontal dimension of a slope.
- (mining) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by licence 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 pair or set of millstones.
- (video games) A playthrough.
- This was my first successful run without losing any health.
(third-person singular simple present runs, present participle running, simple past ran, past participle run)
- (vertebrates) To move swiftly.
- (intransitive) To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off either foot. (Compare walk.)
- Run, Sarah, run!
- (intransitive) To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
- The horse ran the length of the track.
- I have been running all over the building looking for him.
- Sorry, I've got to run; my house is on fire.
- To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.
- Every day I run my dog across the field and back.
- I'll just run the vacuum cleaner over the carpet.
- Run your fingers through my hair.
- Can you run these data through the program for me and tell me whether it gives an error?
- (intransitive) To compete in a race.
- The horse will run the Preakness next year.
- I'm not ready to run a marathon.
- (intransitive) Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
- (intransitive, soccer) To carry a football down the field.
- To achieve or perform by running or as if by running.
- The horse ran a great race.
- He is running an expensive campaign.
- (intransitive) To flee away from a danger or towards help.
- Whenever things get tough, she cuts and runs.
- When he's broke, he runs to me for money.
- (juggling, colloquial) To juggle a pattern continuously, as opposed to starting and stopping quickly.
- (intransitive) To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off either foot. (Compare walk.)
- (fluids) To flow.
- (intransitive, figuratively) To move or spread quickly.
- There's a strange story running around the neighborhood.
- The flu is running through my daughter's kindergarten.
- (intransitive) Of a liquid, to flow.
- The river runs through the forest.
- There's blood running down your leg.
- (intransitive) Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
- Your nose is running.
- Why is the hose still running?
- My cup runneth over.
- To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
- You'll have to run the water a while before it gets hot.
- Run the tap until the water gets hot.
- (intransitive) To become liquid; to melt.
- (intransitive) 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.
- To fuse; to shape; to mould; to cast.
- to run bullets
- (figuratively) To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
- run a red light or stop sign; run a blockade
- (intransitive, figuratively) To move or spread quickly.
- (nautical, of a vessel) To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing close-hauled.
- (social) To carry out an activity.
- To control or manage, be in charge of.
- My uncle ran a corner store for forty years.
- She runs the fundraising.
- My parents think they run my life.
- (intransitive) To be a candidate in an election.
- I have decided to run for governor of California.
- We're trying to find somebody to run against him next year.
- To make run in a race or an election.
- He ran his best horse in the Derby.
- The Green Party is running twenty candidates in this election.
- To exert continuous activity; to proceed.
- to run through life; to run in a circle
- (intransitive) To be presented in one of the media.
- The story will run on the 6-o'clock news.
- The latest Robin Williams movie is running at the Silver City theatre.
- Her picture ran on the front page of the newspaper.
- To print or broadcast in the media.
- run a story; run an ad
- To transport someone or something.
- Could you run me over to the store?
- Please run this report upstairs to director's office.
- To smuggle illegal goods.
- to run guns; to run rum
- (agriculture) 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 manage, be in charge of.
- To extend or persist, statically or dynamically, through space or time.
- (intransitive) To extend in space or through a range (often with a measure phrase).
- The border runs for 3000 miles.
- The leash runs along a wire.
- The grain of the wood runs to the right on this table.
- It ran in quality from excellent to substandard.
- (intransitive) To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
- The sale will run for ten days.
- The contract runs through 2008.
- The meeting ran late.
- The book runs 655 pages.
- The speech runs as follows: ...
- To make something extend in space.
- I need to run this wire along the wall.
- (intransitive) Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operating or working normally.
- My car stopped running.
- That computer runs twenty-four hours a day.
- Buses don't run here on Sunday.
- To make a machine operate.
- It's full. You can run the dishwasher now.
- Don't run the engine so fast.
- (intransitive) To extend in space or through a range (often with a measure phrase).
- To execute or carry out a plan, procedure, or program.
- They ran twenty blood tests on me and they still don't know what's wrong.
- Our coach had us running plays for the whole practice.
- I will run the sample.
- Don't run that software unless you have permission.'
- My computer is too old to run the new OS.
- To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation.
- to run from one subject to another
- (copulative) To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse).
- Our supplies are running low.
- They frequently overspent and soon ran into debt.
- To cost a large amount of money.
- Buying a new laptop will run you a thousand dollars.
- Laptops run about a thousand dollars apiece.
- (intransitive) Of stitches or stitched clothing, to unravel.
- My stocking is running.
- To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
- To cause to enter; to thrust.
- to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into one's foot
- To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
- To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine.
- to run a line
- To encounter or incur (a danger or risk).
- to run the risk of losing one's life
- To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
- To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
- To sew (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 control or have precedence in a card game.
- Every three or four hands he would run the table.
- To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
- (archaic) To be popularly known; to be generally received.
- To have growth or development.
- Boys and girls run up rapidly.
- To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
- To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company.
- Certain covenants run with the land.
From Middle English ronnen (“to run"), alteration (due to the past participle yronne) of Middle English rinnen (“to run"), from Old English rinnan, iernan (“to run") and Old Norse rinna (“to run"), both from Proto-Germanic *rinnanÄ… (“to run") (compare also *rannijanÄ… (“to make run")), from Proto-Indo-European *ren- (“to rise; to sink"). Cognate with Scots rin (“to run"), West Frisian rinne (“to walk, march"), Dutch rennen (“to run, race"), German rennen (“to run"), Danish rinde (“to run"), Swedish rinna (“to run"), Icelandic renna (“to flow"). Cognate with Albanian rend (“to run, run after"). See random.
run - Computer Definition
(1) To execute a program. The phrases "run the program" and "launch the program" are synonymous.
(2) A single program or set of programs scheduled for execution.
(3) In Windows, a command in the Start menu that lets you run a program directly. See Win Run command.