What is run?

  • (noun): A race run on foot.
    Example: "She broke the record for the half-mile run"
    Synonyms: footrace, foot race
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on run, runs:

Platform Game - Sub-genres - Run and Gun Platformers
... See also Run and gun The run and gun platformer genre was popularized by Konami's classic Contra ... Side-scrolling run and gun games are an attempt to marry platform games with shoot 'em ups, characterized by a minimal focus on precise platform jumping and a major emphasis on multi ... Run and guns are generally very pure and, while they sometimes have vehicular sequences or other changes in style, they stay focused on shooting throughout ...
Hartford, Connecticut - Culture - Parades
... Patrick's Day Parade – Downtown – March 2011 was the 40th year – Run by The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade – Downtown, South Green, and Frog Hollow ...
Kenilworth - Sports - Two Castles Run
... The Two Castles Run began in 1983 as a fun run between Warwick Castle and Kenilworth Castle ... Since then it has grown into an English Athletics licensed run that attracted 3,000 entrants in 2010 ...
Aberdour - Festival
... The yearly festival runs from the last week in July for a week, running into early August ... Capercaillie, Boys of the Lough, Eddi Reader and The Fence Collective's Three Craws The Donkey brae run is held on the first Sunday of the festival and is popular ...
Jack Buck
... Gibson's dramatic game-winning pinch-hit home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series ("This is gonna be a home run! I don't believe what I just saw ... I don't BELIEVE what I just saw!"), Ozzie Smith's walk-off home run in Game 5 of the 1985 National League Championship Series ("Go crazy, folks! Go crazy!"), Jack Clark's three-run home run two days ...

More definitions of "run":

  • (verb): Change from one state to another.
    Example: "Run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
  • (verb): Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging.
    Synonyms: ladder
  • (verb): Become undone.
    Synonyms: unravel
  • (verb): Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.
    Synonyms: go, pass, lead, extend
  • (verb): Be operating, running or functioning.
    Example: "The car is still running--turn it off!"
  • (verb): Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine.
    Example: "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"
    Synonyms: execute
  • (verb): Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position.
    Synonyms: campaign
  • (verb): Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.
    Example: "These dresses run small"
    Synonyms: tend, be given, lean, incline
  • (noun): A race between candidates for elective office.
    Example: "He is raising money for a Senate run"
    Synonyms: political campaign, campaign
  • (verb): Run with the ball; in such sports as football.
  • (verb): Cause something to pass or lead somewhere.
    Example: "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
    Synonyms: lead
  • (noun): (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball.
    Example: "The defensive line braced to stop the run"
    Synonyms: running, running play, running game
  • (verb): Perform as expected when applied.
    Example: "Does this old car still run well?"
    Synonyms: function, work, operate, go
  • (verb): Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means.
    Example: "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
  • (verb): Extend or continue for a certain period of time.
    Synonyms: run for
  • (noun): A short trip.
    Example: "Take a run into town"
  • (verb): Sail before the wind.
  • (verb): Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc..
    Synonyms: operate
  • (verb): Cause to perform.
    Example: "Run a subject"; "run a process"
  • (verb): Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.
    Synonyms: black market
  • (noun): An unbroken chronological sequence.
    Example: "The play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
  • (verb): Occur persistently.
    Example: "Musical talent runs in the family"
  • (verb): Be diffused.
    Example: "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
    Synonyms: bleed
  • (verb): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, draw, pass
  • (verb): Travel a route regularly.
    Synonyms: ply
  • (noun): The act of testing something.
    Synonyms: test, trial
  • (verb): Include as the content; broadcast or publicize.
    Synonyms: carry
  • (verb): Carry out.
    Example: "Run an errand"
  • (verb): Make without a miss.
  • (noun): The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace.
    Example: "He broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
    Synonyms: running
  • (noun): The continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation.
    Example: "The assembly line was on a 12-hour run"
  • (noun): A regular trip.
    Example: "The ship made its run in record time"
  • (verb): Move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way.
    Example: "Who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free"
  • (noun): A row of unravelled stitches.
    Example: "She got a run in her stocking"
    Synonyms: ladder, ravel
  • (verb): Cause an animal to move fast.
    Example: "Run the dogs"
  • (noun): An unbroken series of events.
    Example: "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
    Synonyms: streak
  • (verb): Set animals loose to graze.
  • (verb): Compete in a race.
    Synonyms: race
  • (verb): Cover by running; run a certain distance.
    Example: "She ran 10 miles that day"
  • (verb): Cause to emit recorded sounds.
    Synonyms: play
  • (verb): Be affected by; be subjected to.
    Example: "Run a temperature"; "run a risk"
  • (verb): Change or be different within limits.
    Example: "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"
    Synonyms: range
  • (noun): Unrestricted freedom to use.
    Example: "He has the run of the house"
  • (verb): Have a particular form.
    Synonyms: go
  • (verb): Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating.
    Synonyms: melt, melt down
  • (noun): A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely.
    Synonyms: tally
  • (noun): The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.).
    Example: "A daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
  • (verb): Keep company.
    Example: "The heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
    Synonyms: consort
  • (verb): Progress by being changed.
    Example: "Run through your presentation before the meeting"
    Synonyms: move, go
  • (verb): Move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time.
    Example: "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"

Famous quotes containing the word run:

    Any man that resists the present tides that run in the world, will find himself thrown upon a shore so high and barren that it will seem he has been separated from his human kind forever.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    It’s not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it’s the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    It is very rare that you meet with obstacles in this world which the humblest man has not faculties to surmount. It is true we may come to a perpendicular precipice, but we need not jump off, nor run our heads against it. A man may jump down his own cellar stairs, or dash his brains out against his chimney, if he is mad.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)