Definition of Run

1. Noun. A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely. "Their first tally came in the 3rd inning"

Exact synonyms: Tally
Generic synonyms: Score
Specialized synonyms: Earned Run, Unearned Run, Rbi, Run Batted In
Derivative terms: Tally, Tally

2. Verb. Move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time. "The horses run across the field"; "The children ran to the store"
Specialized synonyms: Clip, Jog, Trot, Scamper, Scurry, Scuttle, Skitter, Romp, Run Bases, Streak, Outrun, Jog, Sprint, Lope, Rush, Hare
Generic synonyms: Hurry, Speed, Travel Rapidly, Zip
Also: Run Around, Run Away
Derivative terms: Runner, Running

3. Noun. The act of testing something. "He called each flip of the coin a new trial"

4. Verb. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run. "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

5. Verb. Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point. "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
Exact synonyms: Extend, Go, Lead, Pass
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Come, Radiate, Ray, Go Deep, Go Far
Related verbs: Range
Also: Extend To, Run Along
Derivative terms: Extent

6. Noun. A race run on foot. "She broke the record for the half-mile run"
Exact synonyms: Foot Race, Footrace
Generic synonyms: Race
Specialized synonyms: Fun Run, Funrun, Marathon, Obstacle Race, Steeplechase, Track Event

7. Verb. Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.. "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
Exact synonyms: Operate
Specialized synonyms: Financier, Work, Block, Warm Up
Generic synonyms: Direct
Derivative terms: Operation, Operation, Operator, Running

8. Noun. An unbroken series of events. "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
Exact synonyms: Streak
Generic synonyms: Succession
Specialized synonyms: Losing Streak, Winning Streak

9. Noun. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team. "The coach put great emphasis on running"
Exact synonyms: Running, Running Game, Running Play
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Football Play
Specialized synonyms: Draw, Draw Play, End Run, Sweep, Return, Reverse, Rush, Rushing

10. Verb. Have a particular form. "As the saying goes..."
Exact synonyms: Go
Generic synonyms: Be

11. Noun. A regular trip. "The ship made its run in record time"
Generic synonyms: Trip

12. Verb. Move along, of liquids. "Water and oil run into the bowl"; "The Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
Exact synonyms: Course, Feed, Flow
Specialized synonyms: Flush, Gush, Jet, Surge, Tide, Circulate, Eddy, Purl, Swirl, Whirl, Whirlpool, Run Off, Waste, Run Down, Pour, Run Out, Spill, Stream, Well Out, Dribble, Filter, Trickle, Drain, Run Out, Ooze, Seep, Gutter
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Course, Flow, Flow, Flow, Flowing
Also: Flow From, Run Over

13. Noun. The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace. "His daily run keeps him fit"
Exact synonyms: Running
Generic synonyms: Locomotion, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Dash, Sprint

14. Verb. Perform as expected when applied. "These cars won't run "; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
Exact synonyms: Function, Go, Operate, Work
Specialized synonyms: Double, Roll, Cut, Serve, Service
Related verbs: Work
Derivative terms: Functioning, Operant, Operation, Operation, Operative
Antonyms: Malfunction

15. Noun. The continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation. "The assembly line was on a 12-hour run"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Specialized synonyms: Press Run, Print Run, Run-time

16. Verb. Change or be different within limits. "My students range from very bright to dull"
Exact synonyms: Range
Generic synonyms: Be
Related verbs: Extend, Go, Lead, Pass, Lead
Derivative terms: Range, Range, Range, Range

17. Verb. Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position. "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
Exact synonyms: Campaign
Generic synonyms: Race
Specialized synonyms: Stump, Rerun, Whistlestop, Cross-file, Register
Derivative terms: Campaign, Campaigner

18. Noun. Unrestricted freedom to use. "He has the run of the house"
Generic synonyms: Liberty

19. Verb. Cause to emit recorded audio or video. "Sam and Sue run the movie "; "He never tires of playing that video"
Exact synonyms: Play
Related verbs: Play, Execute

20. Noun. The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.). "A daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity

21. Verb. Move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way. "Let the dogs run free"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

22. Noun. A small stream.
Exact synonyms: Rill, Rivulet, Runnel, Streamlet
Generic synonyms: Stream, Watercourse
Derivative terms: Stream

23. Verb. Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined. "He inclined to corpulence"
Exact synonyms: Be Given, Incline, Lean, Tend
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Take Kindly To, Suffer, Gravitate
Derivative terms: Inclination, Inclination, Inclination, Tendency, Tendency

24. Noun. A race between candidates for elective office. "He is raising money for a Senate run"
Exact synonyms: Campaign, Political Campaign
Generic synonyms: Race
Specialized synonyms: Campaign For Governor, Governor's Race, Senate Campaign, Senate Race
Derivative terms: Campaign

25. Noun. A row of unravelled stitches. "She got a run in her stocking"
Exact synonyms: Ladder, Ravel
Generic synonyms: Damage, Harm, Impairment
Derivative terms: Ladder, Ravel, Ravel

26. Verb. Be operating, running or functioning. "The car is still running--turn it off!"
Generic synonyms: Function, Go, Operate, Work
Related verbs: Function, Go, Operate, Work
Antonyms: Idle
Derivative terms: Running

27. Verb. Change from one state to another. "Run riot"
Generic synonyms: Become, Get, Go

28. Noun. The pouring forth of a fluid.
Exact synonyms: Discharge, Outpouring
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing
Specialized synonyms: Jet, Spirt, Spurt, Squirt, Escape, Leak, Leakage, Outflow
Derivative terms: Discharge, Runny

29. Noun. An unbroken chronological sequence. "The team enjoyed a brief run of victories"

30. Verb. Cause to perform. "Run a process"
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Specialized synonyms: Rerun
Related verbs: Play

31. Noun. A short trip. "Take a run into town"
Generic synonyms: Trip

32. Verb. Be affected by; be subjected to. "Run a risk"
Generic synonyms: Incur

33. Verb. Continue to exist. "The legend of Elvis endures"
Exact synonyms: Die Hard, Endure, Persist, Prevail
Generic synonyms: Continue
Specialized synonyms: Carry Over, Reverberate
Derivative terms: Diehard, Persistent, Prevalence, Prevalent

34. Verb. Occur persistently. "Musical talent runs in the family"
Generic synonyms: Occur
Related verbs: Die Hard, Endure, Persist, Prevail

35. Verb. Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine. "The computer executed the instruction"
Exact synonyms: Execute
Related verbs: Play
Generic synonyms: Apply, Enforce, Implement
Specialized synonyms: Step
Derivative terms: Executive

36. Verb. Include as the content; broadcast or publicize. "All major networks carried the press conference"

37. Verb. Carry out. "Run an errand"

38. Verb. Pass over, across, or through. "He drew her hair through his fingers"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Guide, Pass
Specialized synonyms: Rub, Thread, Thread
Related verbs: Draw, String, Thread, Lead
Also: Pass Around, Pass Over

39. Verb. Cause something to pass or lead somewhere. "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
Exact synonyms: Lead
Related verbs: Draw, Guide, Pass, Range
Generic synonyms: Make Pass, Pass

40. Verb. Make without a miss.
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Bring Home The Bacon, Come Through, Deliver The Goods, Succeed, Win

41. Verb. Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.
Exact synonyms: Black Market
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Related verbs: Ply
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Trade
Derivative terms: Black Market, Black Market

42. Verb. Cause an animal to move fast. "The men run the horses across the field"; "Run the dogs"
Related verbs: Hunt, Hunt Down, Track Down
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

43. Verb. Be diffused. "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
Exact synonyms: Bleed
Related verbs: Melt, Melt Down
Generic synonyms: Diffuse, Fan Out, Spread, Spread Out
Specialized synonyms: Crock

44. Verb. Sail before the wind.
Generic synonyms: Sail

45. Verb. Cover by running; run a certain distance. "She ran 10 miles that day"
Generic synonyms: Go Across, Go Through, Pass

46. Verb. Extend or continue for a certain period of time. "The film runs 5 hours"
Exact synonyms: Run For
Generic synonyms: Endure, Last

47. Verb. Set animals loose to graze.
Generic synonyms: Free, Liberate, Loose, Release, Unloose, Unloosen

48. Verb. Keep company. "The heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"
Exact synonyms: Consort
Generic synonyms: Accompany
Derivative terms: Consort

49. Verb. Run with the ball; in such sports as football.
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Derivative terms: Running

50. Verb. Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means. "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

51. Verb. Travel a route regularly. "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
Exact synonyms: Ply
Generic synonyms: Jaunt, Travel, Trip
Related verbs: Black Market
Derivative terms: Plier

52. Verb. Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals). "The men run for animals in the area"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
Exact synonyms: Hunt, Hunt Down, Track Down
Specialized synonyms: Snipe, Whale, Ambush, Still-hunt, Turtle, Drive, Drive, Rabbit, Fowl, Poach, Seal, Ferret, Course, Foxhunt, Jack, Jacklight, Hawk, Falcon, Fowl, Forage, Scrounge
Related verbs: Hunt
Generic synonyms: Capture, Catch
Derivative terms: Hunt, Hunt, Hunter, Hunting, Hunting

53. Verb. Compete in a race. "These cars won't run "; "Let's race and see who gets there first"
Exact synonyms: Race
Generic synonyms: Compete, Contend, Vie
Specialized synonyms: Show, Place, Boat-race, Horse-race, Campaign, Speed Skate
Derivative terms: Race, Race, Racer, Racer, Racing, Runner, Running
Also: Run Off

54. Verb. Progress by being changed. "Run through your presentation before the meeting"
Exact synonyms: Go, Move
Generic synonyms: Change

55. Verb. Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating. "The wax melted in the sun"
Exact synonyms: Melt, Melt Down
Specialized synonyms: Fuse, Render, Try
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Dissolve, Resolve
Related verbs: Bleed
Derivative terms: Melt, Meltable, Melting

56. Verb. Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging. "Her nylons were running"
Exact synonyms: Ladder
Related verbs: Unravel
Generic synonyms: Break, Come Apart, Fall Apart, Separate, Split Up
Derivative terms: Ladder

57. Verb. Become undone. "The sweater unraveled"
Exact synonyms: Unravel
Related verbs: Ladder
Generic synonyms: Disintegrate
Derivative terms: Unraveller

Definition of Run

1. v. i. To move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly, smoothly, or with quick action; -- said of things animate or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action than in walking, as a person, a horse, a dog.

2. v. t. To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block.

3. n. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.

4. a. Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.

5. n. A number of cards of the same suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts.

6. v. t. To strike (the ball) in such a way as to cause it to run along the ground, as when approaching a hole.

Definition of Run

1. Noun. The act of running. ¹

2. Noun. The route taken while running or skiing. ¹

3. Noun. A flow of liquid; a leak. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A small creek or part thereof. ¹

5. Noun. The amount of something made. ¹

6. Noun. The length of a showing of a play, film, tv series or season or themes/genres of such. ¹

7. Noun. The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise. ¹

8. Noun. The horizontal length of a set of stairs ¹

9. Noun. A production quantity in a factory. ¹

10. Noun. A pace faster than a walk. ¹

11. Noun. (context: of horses) A fast gallop. ¹

12. Noun. An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend. ¹

13. Noun. A series of tries in a game that were successful. ¹

14. Noun. A trial of an experiment. ¹

15. Noun. A regular trip or route. ¹

16. Noun. A standard or unexceptional group or category. ¹

17. Noun. An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel. ¹

18. Noun. An errand or the journey associated with an errand. ¹

19. Noun. A pleasure trip. ¹

20. Noun. (context: skiing bobsledding) A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding. ¹

21. Noun. (baseball cricket) A point scored in baseball and cricket. ¹

22. Noun. (music) A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale. ¹

23. Noun. A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game. ¹

24. Noun. A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals. ¹

25. Noun. Any sudden large demand for something. ¹

26. Noun. Unrestricted use of an area. ¹

27. Noun. A line of knit stitches that have unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking. ¹

28. Noun. (nautical) The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward. ¹

29. Noun. (context: construction) horizontal dimension of a slope. ¹

30. Noun. (Australia New Zealand) Rural landholding for farming, usually for running sheep, and operated by a runholder. ¹

31. Adjective. In a liquid state; melted; molten. ¹

32. Adjective. Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out".) ¹

33. Verb. (intransitive) To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot, compare: walk. ¹

34. Verb. (intransitive) To go at a fast pace, to move quickly. ¹

35. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) To move or spread quickly. ¹

36. Verb. (transitive) To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly. ¹

37. Verb. (transitive) To control or manage, be in charge of. ¹

38. Verb. (intransitive) Of a liquid, to flow. ¹

39. Verb. (intransitive) Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it. ¹

40. Verb. (transitive) To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object. ¹

41. Verb. (intransitive) To extend in space or through a range (often with a measure phrase). ¹

42. Verb. (intransitive) To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase). ¹

43. Verb. (transitive) To make something extend in space. ¹

44. Verb. (intransitive) Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operating or working normally. ¹

45. Verb. (transitive) To make a machine operate. ¹

46. Verb. (transitive) To execute or carry out a plan, procedure(,) or program. ¹

47. Verb. (transitive or intransitive) To compete in a race. ¹

48. Verb. (intransitive) To be a candidate in an election. ¹

49. Verb. (transitive) To make run in a race or an election. ¹

50. Verb. (transitive) To achieve or perform by running or as if by running. ¹

51. Verb. (intransitive) To be presented in one of the media. ¹

52. Verb. (transitive) To print or broadcast in the media. ¹

53. Verb. (intransitive) To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion , to bleed (especially used of dye or paint). ¹

54. Verb. (term copulative) To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse). ¹

55. Verb. (transitive) To go through without stopping, usually illegally. ¹

56. Verb. (transitive) To transport someone or something. ¹

57. Verb. (transitive) To smuggle illegal goods. ¹

58. Verb. (transitive) To cost a large amount of money. ¹

59. Verb. (intransitive) Of fish, to migrate for spawning. ¹

60. Verb. (intransitive soccer) To carry a football down the field. ¹

61. Verb. (intransitive) Of stitches, to unravel. ¹

62. Verb. (intransitive) To flee away from a danger or towards help. ¹

63. Verb. (transitive agriculture) To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control. ¹

64. Verb. (intransitive) To control or have precedence in a card game. ¹

65. Verb. (transitive juggling colloquial) To juggle a pattern continuously, as opposed to starting and stopping quickly. ¹

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Definition of Run

1. to move by rapid steps [v RAN, RUNNING, RUNS]

Medical Definition of Run

1. A group of fish migrating in a river (most often on a spawning migration) that may comprise one or many stocks. (17 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Run

rumpus room
run (current term)
run-length encoding
run-length encodings
run-on sentence

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