Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Run
  1. a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"
  2. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
  3. a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"
  4. a short trip; "take a run into town"
  5. (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"
  6. 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"
  7. an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
  8. the pouring forth of a fluid
  9. a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
  10. a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
  11. a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
  12. an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  13. a small stream
  14. the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
  15. unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house"
  16. 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"
  17. become undone; "the sweater unraveled"
  18. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
  19. 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"
  20. cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
  21. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
  22. change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
  23. compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let''s race and see who gets there first"
  24. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who''s running for treasurer this year?"
  25. 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"
  26. 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"
  27. 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"
  28. be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
  29. carry out; "run an errand"
  30. cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?"
  31. 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"
  32. travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  33. cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"
  34. 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"
  35. travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
  36. run with the ball; in such sports as football
  37. keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
  38. sail before the wind
  39. be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
  40. move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
  41. flee; take to one''s heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  42. cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
  43. 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"
  44. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
  45. set animals loose to graze
  46. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
  47. make without a miss
  48. 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"
  49. occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
  50. continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
  51. extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"
  52. 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 ex
  53. cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  54. 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"
  55. be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"
  56. have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
  57. 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"
Similar Words: tally, running, running play, running game, test, trial, discharge, outpouring, ladder, ravel, footrace, foot race, political campaign, campaign, streak, rivulet, rill, runnel, streamlet, unravel, melt, melt down, move, go, race, hunt, hunt down, track down, guide, draw, pass, function, work, operate, play, carry, ply, consort, bleed, flow, feed, course, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away, black market, execute, prevail, persist, die hard, endure, run for, lead, extend, tend, be given, lean, incline, range


See Also: run off, wipe, pass over, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around, frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away, be due, flow from, overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over, reach, extend to, touch, line, run along


Hyponyms: earned run, unearned run, run batted in, rbi, dash, sprint, draw, draw play, end run, sweep, return, reverse, rush, rushing, assay, clinical trial, clinical test, double blind, preclinical trial, preclinical test, preclinical phase, audition, tryout, field trial, fitting, try-on, trying on, MOT, MOT test, Ministry of Transportation test, pilot project, pilot program, Snellen test, jet, squirt, spurt, spirt, escape, leak, leakage, outflow, funrun, fun run, marathon, obstacle race, steeplechase, track event, governor's race, campaign for governor, senate campaign, senate race, losing streak, winning streak, print run, press run, run-time, fuse, try, render, rerun, show, place, boat-race, horse-race, campaign, speed skate, stump, whistlestop, cross-file, register, snipe, whale, still-hunt, ambush, turtle, drive, rabbit, fowl, poach, seal, ferret, course, foxhunt, tree, jacklight, jack, hawk, falcon, scrounge, forage, rub, thread, double, roll, cut, service, serve, trot, jog, clip, scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle, romp, run bases, streak, outrun, lope, hare, crock, flush, gush, tide, surge, circulate, eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl, waste, run off, run down, pour, spill, run out, stream, well out, trickle, dribble, filter, drain, seep, ooze, gutter, flee, fly, take flight, skedaddle, financier, work, block, warm up, step, carry over, reverberate, come, radiate, ray, go far, go deep, take kindly to, suffer, gravitate


Grouped Verbs: ladder, unravel, bleed, play, hunt, string, thread, draw, lead, work, function, operate, go, execute, black market, melt, melt down, hunt down, track down, ply, prevail, persist, die hard, endure, range, guide, pass, extend


Derivational Morphology: tally, chalk up, score, hit, rack up, ply, black market, unravel, move, go, test, flow, feed, course, discharge, ravel, tangle, knot, ravel out, ladder, race, campaign, disentangler, unraveler, unraveller, thaw, melt, thawing, melting, trial, footrace, foot race, runner, track, running, racer, race car, racing car, racing, political campaign, campaigner, candidate, nominee, hunt, hunting, hunter, huntsman, operation, functioning, performance, procedure, plier, plyer, running play, running game, consort, trend, stream, flow rate, rate of flow, flowing, rivulet, rill, runnel, streamlet, outpouring, fugitive, runaway, getaway, lam, operator, traditionalist, diehard, prevalence, extent, inclination, disposition, tendency, leaning, propensity, range, reach, scope, orbit, compass, ambit


Anagrams: urn


Language Translations:
Breton: redek   Bulgarian: бягам  
Catalan: córrer   Chinese:  
Danish: løbe   Dutch: rennen  
Esperanto: kuri   Estonian: jooksma  
Finnish: juosta   French: courir  
German: rennen   Greek: τρέχω  
Hebrew: לרוץ   Hungarian: fut  
Icelandic: hlaupa   Ido: kurar  
Indonesian: lari   Irish: rith  
Italian: correre   Japanese: 走る  
Korean: 달리다   Latin: currere  
Lithuanian: bėgti   Malayalam: ഓടുക  
Norwegian: løpe   Portuguese: correr  
Romanian: a alerga   Russian: бегать  
Serbian: trčati   Slovene: teči  
Spanish: correr   Swahili: kukimbia  
Swedish: springa   Tagalog: tumakbo  
Telugu: పరుగెత్తు  
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