What is run?

  • (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on run, runs:

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 ...
Hartford, Connecticut - Culture - Parades
... Downtown – March 2011 was the 40th year – Run by The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade – Downtown, South Green ...
Aberdour - Festival
... The yearly festival runs from the last week in July for a week, running into early August ... 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 nationwide, with a 7-mile race, 2-mile run and a 1-mile run ...
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 ...
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-direction ... 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 ...

More definitions of "run":

  • (verb): Set animals loose to graze.
  • (verb): Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position.
    Synonyms: campaign
  • (verb): Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.
    Synonyms: black market
  • (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"
  • (verb): Cause an animal to move fast.
    Example: "Run the dogs"
  • (verb): Change or be different within limits.
    Example: "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"
    Synonyms: range
  • (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): Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc..
    Synonyms: operate
  • (verb): Occur persistently.
    Example: "Musical talent runs in the family"
  • (noun): Unrestricted freedom to use.
    Example: "He has the run of the house"
  • (verb): Make without a miss.
  • (noun): A short trip.
    Example: "Take a run into town"
  • (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): 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 row of unravelled stitches.
    Example: "She got a run in her stocking"
    Synonyms: ladder, ravel
  • (noun): A race between candidates for elective office.
    Example: "He is raising money for a Senate run"
    Synonyms: political campaign, campaign
  • (noun): A race run on foot.
    Example: "She broke the record for the half-mile run"
    Synonyms: footrace, foot race
  • (noun): A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely.
    Synonyms: tally
  • (verb): Cause something to pass or lead somewhere.
    Example: "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
    Synonyms: lead
  • (verb): Progress by being changed.
    Example: "Run through your presentation before the meeting"
    Synonyms: move, go
  • (verb): Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating.
    Synonyms: melt, melt down
  • (verb): Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means.
    Example: "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
  • (verb): Include as the content; broadcast or publicize.
    Synonyms: carry
  • (verb): Be affected by; be subjected to.
    Example: "Run a temperature"; "run a risk"
  • (verb): Sail before the wind.
  • (verb): Keep company.
    Example: "The heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
    Synonyms: consort
  • (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"
  • (verb): Cause to emit recorded sounds.
    Synonyms: play
  • (verb): Cause to perform.
    Example: "Run a subject"; "run a process"
  • (verb): Travel a route regularly.
    Synonyms: ply
  • (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): (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): Carry out.
    Example: "Run an errand"
  • (verb): Run with the ball; in such sports as football.
  • (verb): Extend or continue for a certain period of time.
    Synonyms: run for
  • (verb): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, draw, pass
  • (verb): Be diffused.
    Example: "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
    Synonyms: bleed
  • (noun): The act of testing something.
    Synonyms: test, trial
  • (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): Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging.
    Synonyms: ladder
  • (noun): A regular trip.
    Example: "The ship made its run in record time"
  • (verb): Have a particular form.
    Synonyms: go
  • (verb): Compete in a race.
    Synonyms: race
  • (noun): An unbroken series of events.
    Example: "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
    Synonyms: streak
  • (verb): Cover by running; run a certain distance.
    Example: "She ran 10 miles that day"
  • (verb): Become undone.
    Synonyms: unravel
  • (noun): An unbroken chronological sequence.
    Example: "The play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
  • (verb): Change from one state to another.
    Example: "Run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
  • (verb): Perform as expected when applied.
    Example: "Does this old car still run well?"
    Synonyms: function, work, operate, go

Famous quotes containing the word run:

    All Presidents start out to run a crusade but after a couple of years they find they are running something less heroic and much more intractable: namely the presidency. The people are well cured by then of election fever, during which they think they are choosing Moses. In the third year, they look on the man as a sinner and a bumbler and begin to poke around for rumours of another Messiah.
    Alistair Cooke (b. 1908)

    Man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    People’s feelings turn cool and warm; the ways of the world run hot and cold.
    Chinese proverb.