What is run?

  • (verb): Compete in a race.
    Synonyms: race
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on runs, run:

Aberdour - Festival
... The yearly festival runs from the last week in July for a week, running into early August ... 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 for children ...
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 ... 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
... Parade – Downtown – March 2011 was the 40th year – Run by The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade – Downtown ...
Jack Buck
... sneak, 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "run":

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

Famous quotes containing the word run:

    The real reason I run is to bring honor to Jesus.
    Charity Fillmore (b. 1982)

    Nay, if our wits run the wild-goose chase, I am done.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Since the Civil War its six states have produced fewer political ideas, as political ideas run in the Republic, than any average county in Kansas or Nebraska.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)