What is run?

  • (verb): Cause something to pass or lead somewhere.
    Example: "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
    Synonyms: lead
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on run, runs:

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 ...
Jack Buck
... Kirk 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 ...
Kenilworth - Sports - Two Castles Run
... The Two Castles Run began in 1983 as a fun run between Warwick Castle and Kenilworth Castle ... 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-directional shooting ... 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 ...
Aberdour - Festival
... The yearly festival runs from the last week in July for a week, running into early August ... 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 nationwide, with a 7-mile race, 2-mile run and a 1-mile run ...

More definitions of "run":

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

    People can only live with their equals, and not even with them; for in the long run they cannot tolerate that someone is their equal.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    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)

    You run ahead?—Do you do it as a shepherd? Or as an exception? A third possibility would be as a runaway ... First question of conscience.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)