What is run?

  • (verb): Occur persistently.
    Example: "Musical talent runs in the family"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on run, runs:

Jack Buck
... Touch Down GREEN BAY!)" 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 ... 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 later in Game 6 ("Adios ...
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 ...
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 ... 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-mi ...
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 ...

More definitions of "run":

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

Famous quotes containing the word run:

    You can’t run the Church on Hail Marys.
    Paul Marcinkus (b. 1922)

    Knowledge has two extremes. The first is the pure natural ignorance in which all men find themselves at birth. The other extreme is that reached by great minds, who, having run through all that men can know, find they know nothing, and come back again to that same natural ignorance from which they set out; this is a learned ignorance which is conscious of itself.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    When a thought of Plato becomes a thought to me,—when a truth that fired the soul of Pindar fires mine, time is no more. When I feel that we two meet in a perception, that our two souls are tinged with the same hue, and do as it were run into one, why should I measure degrees of latitude, why should I count Egyptian years?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)