Definitions for run

Definitions for (noun) run

Main entry: tally, run

Definition: a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

Usage: the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th; their first tally came in the 3rd inning

Main entry: run, running

Definition: the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

Usage: he broke into a run; his daily run keeps him fit

Main entry: run

Definition: a regular trip

Usage: the ship made its run in record time

Main entry: run

Definition: a short trip

Usage: take a run into town

Main entry: run, running, running game, running play

Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running

Main entry: trial, test, run

Definition: the act of testing something

Usage: in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately; he called each flip of the coin a new trial

Main entry: run

Definition: an unbroken chronological sequence

Usage: the play had a long run on Broadway; the team enjoyed a brief run of victories

Main entry: discharge, outpouring, run

Definition: the pouring forth of a fluid

Main entry: run, ladder, ravel

Definition: a row of unravelled stitches

Usage: she got a run in her stocking

Main entry: run, foot race, footrace

Definition: a race run on foot

Usage: she broke the record for the half-mile run

Main entry: political campaign, campaign, run

Definition: a race between candidates for elective office

Usage: I managed his campaign for governor; he is raising money for a Senate run

Main entry: streak, run

Definition: an unbroken series of events

Usage: had a streak of bad luck; Nicklaus had a run of birdies

Main entry: rill, rivulet, streamlet, run, runnel

Definition: a small stream

Main entry: run

Definition: the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)

Usage: a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint

Main entry: run

Definition: unrestricted freedom to use

Usage: he has the run of the house

Main entry: run

Definition: the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation

Usage: the assembly line was on a 12-hour run

Definitions for (verb) run

Main entry: unravel, run

Definition: become undone

Usage: the sweater unraveled

Main entry: run, ladder

Definition: come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

Usage: Her nylons were running

Main entry: melt, melt down, run

Definition: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

Usage: melt butter; melt down gold; The wax melted in the sun

Main entry: run

Definition: cause to perform

Usage: run a subject; run a process

Main entry: run, move, go

Definition: progress by being changed

Usage: The speech has to go through several more drafts; run through your presentation before the meeting

Main entry: run

Definition: change from one state to another

Usage: run amok; run rogue; run riot

Main entry: race, run

Definition: compete in a race

Usage: he is running the Marathon this year; let's race and see who gets there first

Main entry: campaign, run

Definition: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

Usage: Who's running for treasurer this year?

Main entry: track down, run, hunt, hunt down

Definition: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

Usage: Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland; The dogs are running deer; The Duke hunted in these woods

Main entry: pass, draw, run, guide

Definition: pass over, across, or through

Usage: He ran his eyes over her body; She ran her fingers along the carved figurine; He drew her hair through his fingers

Main entry: operate, run, work, go, function

Definition: perform as expected when applied

Usage: The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in; Does this old car still run well?; This old radio doesn't work anymore

Main entry: run

Definition: be operating, running or functioning

Usage: The car is still running--turn it off!

Main entry: run

Definition: carry out

Usage: run an errand

Main entry: play, run

Definition: cause to emit recorded audio or video

Usage: They ran the tapes over and over again; I'll play you my favorite record; He never tires of playing that video

Main entry: run, carry

Definition: include as the content; broadcast or publicize

Usage: We ran the ad three times; This paper carries a restaurant review; All major networks carried the press conference

Main entry: ply, run

Definition: travel a route regularly

Usage: Ships ply the waters near the coast

Main entry: run

Definition: cover by running; run a certain distance

Usage: She ran 10 miles that day

Main entry: run

Definition: move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

Usage: Don't run--you'll be out of breath; The children ran to the store

Main entry: run

Definition: travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

Usage: Run to the store!; She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there

Main entry: run

Definition: run with the ball; in such sports as football

Main entry: run, consort

Definition: keep company

Usage: the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring

Main entry: run

Definition: sail before the wind

Main entry: run, bleed

Definition: be diffused

Usage: These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run

Main entry: flow, feed, course, run

Definition: move along, of liquids

Usage: Water flowed into the cave; the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Main entry: head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

Definition: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Usage: If you see this man, run!; The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Main entry: run

Definition: cause an animal to move fast

Usage: run the dogs

Main entry: run

Definition: move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way

Usage: who are these people running around in the building?; She runs around telling everyone of her troubles; let the dogs run free

Main entry: run, black market

Definition: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

Main entry: run

Definition: set animals loose to graze

Main entry: operate, run

Definition: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

Usage: She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

Main entry: run

Definition: make without a miss

Main entry: run, execute

Definition: carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine

Usage: Run the dishwasher; run a new program on the Mac; the computer executed the instruction

Main entry: run

Definition: occur persistently

Usage: Musical talent runs in the family

Main entry: prevail, persist, die hard, endure, run

Definition: continue to exist

Usage: These stories die hard; The legend of Elvis endures

Main entry: run, run for

Definition: extend or continue for a certain period of time

Usage: The film runs 5 hours

Main entry: extend, run, lead, go, pass

Definition: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

Usage: Service runs all the way to Cranbury; His knowledge doesn't go very far; My memory extends back to my fourth year of life; The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

Main entry: run, lead

Definition: cause something to pass or lead somewhere

Usage: Run the wire behind the cabinet

Main entry: tend, be given, run, lean, incline

Definition: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

Usage: She tends to be nervous before her lectures; These dresses run small; He inclined to corpulence

Main entry: run

Definition: be affected by; be subjected to

Usage: run a temperature; run a risk

Main entry: go, run

Definition: have a particular form

Usage: the story or argument runs as follows; as the saying goes...

Main entry: run, range

Definition: change or be different within limits

Usage: Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion; Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent; The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals; My students range from very bright to dull

Visual thesaurus for run