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Run appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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  • Ward nurses run "draw".
  • Nurse, I spy gypsies, run!
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Usage statistics for the verb run:

spoken English46.62%written English53.38% conversational speech49.37%task-oriented speech50.63% imaginative writing61.78%informational writing38.22%
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Fun fact! In English, noses run and feet smel.

Run is sometimes a misspelling of are, own or ran.

The word run is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun run

What does run mean as a name of something?

Run is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: runs

  1. a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    • example: the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of run: tally
    • more generic word: score = the act of scoring in a game or sport
    • more specific terms:
      • earned run = a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team
      • unearned run = a run that was scored as a result of an error by the other team
      • run batted in / rbi = a run that is the result of the batter's performance
  2. the act of testing something
  3. a race run on foot
    • example: she broke the record for the half-mile run
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of run: foot race / footrace
    • more generic word: race = a contest of speed
    • more specific terms:
      • fun run / funrun = a footrace run for fun
      • marathon = a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards
      • obstacle race = a race in which competitors must negotiate obstacles
      • steeplechase = a footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump
      • track event = a footrace performed on a track
  4. an unbroken series of events
    • example: Nicklaus had a run of birdies
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of run: streak
    • more generic word: succession = a group of people or things arranged or following in order
    • more specific terms:
  5. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    • example: the defensive line braced to stop the run
    • domain: American football / American football game
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of run: running / running game / running play
    • more generic term: football play = a play by the offensive team
    • more specific terms:
      • draw play / draw = the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
      • end run / sweep = an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
      • return = the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
      • reverse = a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
      • rushing / rush = an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
  6. a regular trip
    • example: the ship made its run in record time
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: trip = a journey for some purpose
  7. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    • examples: he broke into a run | his daily run keeps him fit
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of run: running
    • more generic words: locomotion / travel = self-propelled movement
    • more specific words: sprint / dash = a quick run
  8. 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
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic terms: period / period of time / time period = an amount of time
    • more specific terms:
      • press run / print run = the period that presses run to produce an issue of a newspaper
      • run-time = the length of time it takes to execute a software program
  9. unrestricted freedom to use
    • example: he has the run of the house
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: liberty = freedom of choice
  10. 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
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
  11. a small stream
  12. a race between candidates for elective office
  13. a row of unravelled stitches
  14. the pouring forth of a fluid
  15. an unbroken chronological sequence
  16. a short trip
    • example: take a run into town
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: trip = a journey for some purpose

Alternative definition of the noun run

noun

  1. The act of running.
  2. The route taken while running or skiing.
  3. A flow of liquid; a leak.
  4. [US] A small creek or part thereof.
  5. The amount of something made.
  6. The length of a showing of a play, film, tv series or season or themes/genres of such.
  7. The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
  8. The horizontal length of a set of stairs
  9. A production quantity in a factory.
  10. A pace faster than a walk.
  11. [context: of horses] A fast gallop.
  12. An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend.
  13. A series of tries in a game that were successful.
  14. A trial of an experiment.
  15. A regular trip or route.
  16. A standard or unexceptional group or category.
  17. An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
  18. An errand or the journey associated with an errand.
  19. A pleasure trip.
  20. [context: skiing, bobsledding] A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
  21. [baseball, cricket] A point scored in baseball and cricket.
  22. [music] A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
  23. A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
  24. A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.
  25. Any sudden large demand for something.
  26. Unrestricted use of an area.
  27. A line of knit stitches that have unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking.
  28. [nautical] The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
  29. [context: construction] horizontal dimension of a slope.

Specialised definition of the noun run

Glossary of sports

a race in which the competitors run (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a point scored in cricket, usually when one or both batsmen run between the wickets (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a score in baseball made by travelling round all the bases to home plate (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

in sport competitions (e.g. in skiing), one qualification heat (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

in base games such as baseball and cricket, the legal and successful covering of the distance between two bases following a valid hit. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

a regular route of a plane, bus, train (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / athletics

a speed event (short-, middle-, and long-distance run, marathon run, hurdles, and steeplechase) as well as the run-up (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / baseball

a score awarded to a player who completes a circuit of the bases and returns to home plate without being put out (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / basketball

occurs when one team scores several field goals in quick succession while its opponents score few or none

Glossary of sports / cricket

the basic unit of scoring; when a batsman runs from one popping crease to the other (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / golf

the distance that the ball travels after landing on the ground (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the distance the ball rolls after a shot lands

Glossary of sports / rowing

the distance a boat travels during one stroke

Definition of the adjective run

What does run mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. In a liquid state; melted; molten.
  2. Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out".)

Definition of the verb run

What does run mean as a doing word?

Run is one of the top 50 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
ranrunrunningruns

  1. move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
  2. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
  3. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  4. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of run: operate
    • more generic word: direct = be in charge of
    • more specific terms:
      • financier = conduct financial operations
      • work = operate in or through
      • block = run on a block system
      • warm up = run until the normal working temperature is reached
  5. have a particular form
    • example: the story or argument runs as follows
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of run: go
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  6. move along, of liquids
    • example: Water and oil run into the bowl
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of run: course / feed / flow
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    • more specific terms:
  7. perform as expected when applied
    • examples: Does this old car still run well? | These cars won't run
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of run: function / go / operate / work
    • more specific words:
  8. change or be different within limits
    • example: Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of run: range
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  9. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of run: campaign
    • more generic word: race = compete in a race
    • more specific words:
      • stump = travel through a district and make political speeches
      • rerun = run again for office
      • whistlestop = tour the country in order to solicit votes for an election
      • cross-file / register = have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
  10. cause to emit recorded audio or video
    • example: Sam and Sue run the movie
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of run: play
  11. move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
    • examples: She runs around telling everyone of her troubles | let the dogs run free
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Locative Preposition] [Location]There swarm bees in the garden
      [Location - location, but not region] [Verb] with [Theme]The garden is swarming with bees
      [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag

      Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): bustle, crawl, creep, hop, swarm, swim, teem.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  12. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    • example: These dresses run small
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of run: be given / incline / lean / tend
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific terms:
  13. be operating, running or functioning
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • antonym: idle
    • more generic words: function / go / operate / work = perform as expected when applied
  14. change from one state to another
    • examples: run amok | run rogue | run riot
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: become / get / go = enter or assume a certain state or condition
  15. cause to perform
    • examples: run a subject | run a process
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: process / treat = subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    • more specific word: rerun = cause to perform again
  16. be affected by; be subjected to
    • examples: run a temperature | run a risk
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: incur = make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself
  17. continue to exist
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] against / into / onto [Location]The grocery cart hit against the wall

      Verbs of Contact by Impact (with the same syntax): hit.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of run: die hard / endure / persist / prevail
    • more generic word: continue = exist over a prolonged period of time
    • more specific terms:
      • carry over = transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
      • reverberate = have a long or continuing effect
  18. occur persistently
    • example: Musical talent runs in the family
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: occur = to be found to exist
  19. carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
    • examples: Run the dishwasher | run a new program on the Mac
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of run: execute
    • more generic words: apply / enforce / implement = ensure observance of laws and rules
    • more specific word: step = cause (a computer) to execute a single command
  20. include as the content; broadcast or publicize
  21. carry out
    • example: run an errand
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product]David dug me a hole | Donna fixed me a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]David constructed a house | Donna fixed a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]David dug a hole for me | Donna fixed a sandwich for me

      Verbs of Creation and Transformation (with the same syntax): bake, blend, brew, clear, cook, cook up, cultivate, fix, invent, kindle, light, mix, prepare, ready, roll, toss.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic terms: accomplish / action / carry out / carry through / execute / fulfil / fulfill = put in effect
  22. pass over, across, or through
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of run: draw / guide / pass
    • more specific words:
      • rub = move over something with pressure
      • thread = pass through or into
      • thread = pass a thread through
  23. cause something to pass or lead somewhere
    • example: Run the wire behind the cabinet
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Amanda carried the package | Amanda drove the package
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package to New York | Amanda drove the package to New York
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package to New York from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package from home | Amanda drove the package from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package from home to New York | Amanda drove the package from home to New York

      Verbs of Carrying (with the same syntax): carry, drag, draw, haul, heft, hoist, lug, nudge, pull, schlep, tote, tow, tug, yank.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of run: lead
    • more generic terms: make pass / pass = cause to pass
  24. make without a miss
  25. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
  26. cause an animal to move fast
    • examples: run the dogs | The men run the horses across the field
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  27. be diffused
    • example: These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of run: bleed
    • more generic terms: diffuse / fan out / spread / spread out = move outward
    • more specific word: crock = release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
  28. sail before the wind
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: sail = travel on water propelled by wind
  29. cover by running; run a certain distance
  30. extend or continue for a certain period of time
    • example: The film runs 5 hours
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of run: run for
    • more generic words: endure / last = persist for a specified period of time
  31. set animals loose to graze
  32. keep company
    • example: the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of run: consort
    • more generic word: accompany = go or travel along with
  33. run with the ball; in such sports as football
  34. travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
    • examples: Run to the store! | She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 17
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  35. travel a route regularly
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of run: ply
    • more generic words: jaunt / travel / trip = make a trip for pleasure
  36. pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
  37. compete in a race
    • example: These cars won't run
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of run: race
    • more generic words: compete / contend / vie = compete for something; engage in a contest
    • more specific terms:
      • show = finish third or better in a horse or dog race
      • place = finish second or better in a horse or dog race
      • boat-race = participate in a boat race
      • horse-race = compete in a horse race
      • campaign = run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
      • speed skate = race on skates
  38. progress by being changed
    • example: run through your presentation before the meeting
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of run: go / move
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  39. reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of run: melt / melt down
    • more generic terms: break up / dissolve / resolve = cause to go into a solution
    • more specific words:
      • fuse = make liquid or plastic by heating
      • render / try = melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
  40. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
  41. become undone
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of run: unravel
    • more generic word: disintegrate = break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

Alternative definition of the verb run

verb

  1. [intransitive] To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot, compare: walk.
    • synonym: go
  2. [intransitive] To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
  3. [intransitive, figuratively] To move or spread quickly.
  4. [transitive] To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.
  5. [transitive] To control or manage, be in charge of.
  6. [intransitive] Of a liquid, to flow.
  7. [intransitive] Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
  8. [transitive] To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
  9. [intransitive] To extend in space or through a range (often with a measure phrase).
  10. [intransitive] To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
  11. [transitive] To make something extend in space.
  12. [intransitive] Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operating or working normally.
  13. [transitive] To make a machine operate.
  14. [transitive] To execute or carry out a plan, procedure, or program.
  15. [transitive or intransitive] To compete in a race.
  16. [intransitive] To be a candidate in an election.
  17. [transitive] To make run in a race or an election.
  18. [intransitive] To be presented in one of the media.
  19. [transitive] To print or broadcast in the media.
  20. [intransitive] To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion , to bleed (especially used of dye or paint).
  21. [term, copulative] To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse).
  22. [transitive] To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
  23. [transitive] To transport someone or something.
  24. [transitive] To smuggle illegal goods.
  25. [transitive] To cost a large amount of money.
  26. [intransitive] Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
  27. [intransitive, soccer] To carry a football down the field.
  28. [intransitive] Of stitches, to unravel.
  29. [intransitive] To flee away from a danger or towards help.
  30. [transitive, agriculture] To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
  31. [intransitive] To control or have precedence in a card game.
  32. [juggling, colloquial, transitive] To juggle a pattern continuously, as opposed to starting and stopping quickly.

Specialised definition of the verb run

Glossary of sports

to move rapidly on foot so that both feet are momentarily off the ground in each step a rapid pace faster than a walk or jog (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Person

Who is Run?

Run a.k.a. Joseph Simmons: Joseph Ward Simmons, known by the stage name Rev. Run or DJ Run, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C.. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run.

Group

Run a.k.a. Rún is a musical group.

  • albums: "Over the Border", "Samhein", "Kid on the Mountain"
  • official website: www.run.in.ua

Writings

"Run" is a book by Ann Patchett.

  • genre: Fiction
  • subjects: Family, Interpersonal relationship
  • released in (8 years ago)

Films

  1. "Run" is a Hindi film released in the year 2004. It stars Abhishek Bachchan and Bhumika Chawla in the lead roles. It is directed by Jeeva and is a remake of the Tamil blockbuster of the same name starring Madhavan and Meera Jasmine. The film was produced by Boney Kapoor and Sridevi. The major portion of the film was shot at Marwah Studios in Noida. This film is majorly known for Vijay Raaz's comic performance. His performance was immensely praised and was the only saving grace of the film.
  2. "Run" is a 2002 blockbuster Tamil film directed by N. Linguswamy. The film stars R. Madhavan, Meera Jasmine, Vivek, Atul Kulkarni, Raghuvaran and Anuradha Hassan. In 2004, it was remade in Hindi as Run starring Abhishek Bachchan and Bhoomika Chawla.
  3. "Run" is a 1991 film, directed by Geoff Burrowes. The movie stars Patrick Dempsey and Kelly Preston.
  4. "Run" is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Philippe Lacôte.
  5. "Run" is a film, directed by Simone Bartesaghi.
    • starring: Kelsey Chow as Emily Baltimore
    • genres: Romance Film, Action Film, Thriller
    • released in
  6. "Run" is a 2007 film directed by Mark Albiston.
  7. "Run" is a 2013 short action science fiction film written and directed by Mehran Torgoley.
  8. "Run" is a 2012 drama thriller film written and directed by Warren P. Sonoda.
  9. "Run" a.k.a. "Run!" is a film, directed by Jie Shen.

Music

  1. "Run" is a song by Northern Irish and Scottish alternative rock band Snow Patrol from their third studio album, Final Straw. It was released in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2004 as the second single from it. The song, described as a Britpop power ballad, was received with positive reviews by music critics. It reached the top five on the UK Singles Chart. The song was covered by multiple artists, including Tre Lux, Three Graces, Damian McGinty, and Leona Lewis, the last of whom released it as single on 30 November 2008.
  2. "Run" is the sixth studio album by Japanese rock band B'z. Run debuted with 1,190,380 copies sold in its first week and over 2,196,660 copies sold in total.
  3. "Run" a.k.a. "Run 2" was New Order's third and final single from their 1989 album Technique. The album version was listed as simply "Run".
  4. "Run" a.k.a. "Hashiru" is a song by singer Maaya Sakamoto, released as her fifth single on November 21, 1998. The single reached #87 on Oricon charts and charted for one week.
  5. "Run" is the fifth single to be released from Amy Macdonald's debut album, This Is the Life. The single was released in the UK on 3 March 2008 and peaked at #75 in the United Kingdom for 1 week. Macdonald stated on stage at T in the Park 2008 that the song was inspired by a gig by The Killers in her hometown of Glasgow.
  6. "Run" is the sixth studio album from Christian contemporary-rock band Sanctus Real. It was released on February 5, 2013 via Sparrow Records. In addition, the album producers are Jason Ingram, Seth Mosley and Christopher Stevens. The album has already garnered acclaim from the reviewers and has already achieved success from the lead single "Promises" on the charts. Furthermore, the album charted on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Christian Albums charts at Nos. 112 and 6 respectively in the debut week of February 23, 2013.
  7. "Run" a.k.a. "Escape!" is a composition.
  8. "Run" is a song by British duo Lighthouse Family, released as the second single from their third album Whatever Gets You Through the Day. The song is produced by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby. It was released in March 2002 and reached the top 30 in the United Kingdom as well as being in the top 80 in Austria and Switzerland.
  9. "Run" is a song written by Anthony Smith and Tony Lane, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in September 2001 as the lead single from Strait's album The Road Less Traveled. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in December 2001, where it was blocked by Toby Keith's song, "I Wanna Talk About Me". It then reached number 2 again in early January 2002, where it was blocked by Alan Jackson's "Where Were You". It also peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a minor crossover hit.
  10. "Run" a.k.a. "Hurry‼︎" is a composition.
  11. "Run" is a musical album of Jérôme Amandi.
  12. "Run" is a musical album of Awolnation.
    • released on
  13. "Run" is a single released by the Australian rock band Cog in August 2005. It is the only CD single to be lifted from the The New Normal album. It contains a radio edit of "Run", an edited live version of "Run", a live version of "Silence is Violence" both recorded at Canberra's ANU Bar on 28 April 2005 and the "My Enemy" video clip. The single peaked at #5 in the Australian Independent Recordings singles/EPs chart.
  14. "Run" is a composition.
    • also known as Run (Telephone Stalker mix), Run (UK extended mix)
    • music by DJ Funk

Places

  1. Run is one of the smallest islands of the Banda Islands, which are a part of Indonesia. It is about 3 kilometres long and less than 1 kilometre wide. According to historian John Keay, Run is comparable in its significance in the history of the British Empire as Runnymede is to British constitutional history.
  2. The Run is a stream in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. It is a left tributary of the Dommel and part of the Meuse River basin. The Run originates near the town of Weebosch and flows in a general northeast direction towards Veldhoven. South of Eersel it flows near the hamlets of Stokkelen, Schadewijk and Stevert. Near the hamlet Stevert used to be a watermill in the Run, which became obsolete in 1969 due to the channelization of the stream. Further downstream the Run passes the hamlet of Heers until it discharges into the Dommel, just south of Veldhoven.
  3. Run a.k.a. Roland Garros Airport, formerly known as Gillot Airport, is located in Sainte-Marie on Réunion, The airport is 7 kilometres east of Saint-Denis; it is named for the French aviator Roland Garros who was born in Saint-Denis. Roland Garros Airport is the hub of Air Austral and served 2,067,764 passengers in 2012.

There are other places with in their name, like Big Run, Cub Run, Doe Run, Dry run, Elk Run, Fox Run, Mix Run, Mud Run, Oak Run, Bear Run, Buck Run, Bull Run, bull-run, Coal Run, Dans Run, Davy Run, Deep Run, Deer Run, Fort Run and Gold Run.

Miscellanea

  1. Run: In the sport of cricket, a run is the basic unit of scoring. Runs are scored by a batsman, and the aggregate of the scores of a team's batsmen constitutes the team's score.
  2. Run a.k.a. Kirundi language: Kirundi, also known as Rundi, is a Bantu language spoken by nine million people in Burundi and adjacent parts of Tanzania and Congo-Kinshasa, as well as in Uganda. It is the official language of Burundi. Kirundi is mutually intelligible with Kinyarwanda, an official language of Rwanda, and the two form part of the wider dialect continuum known as Rwanda-Rundi.
    • also known as Kirundi, Urundi, Rundi
  3. Run is a 2013 TV program directed by Charles Martin and Jonathan Pearson and written by Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith.
  4. RUN was an American computer magazine published monthly by IDG Communications with its first issue debuting in January 1984. Bi-monthly publishing began in June/July 1990, and went on until the magazine folded in November/December 1992. In its heyday, RUN's monthly circulation was in the 200,000–300,000 range. Folio, the trade journal of the magazine industry, rated it as the second fastest-growing U.S. magazine of 1985.
  5. Run is a song recorded by American singer Nicole Scherzinger for her second studio album Big Fat Lie. It was written and produced by Felix Snow, with additional songwriting provided by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels.
  6. Run: In waterfalls, the run is the linear distance the stream flows from the brink of the waterfall to its base.Therefore, a steeper waterfall would have a shorter run, and a less inclined waterfall would have a longer run. As an example, rapids typically have longer runs, as their actual drop is usually much shorter than the distance they flow. Vertical waterfalls, such as Yosemite Falls, have short runs.
  7. Run: A run is a combination of playing cards where cards have consecutive rank values. Some games, such as cribbage, will specify that an Ace counts as one; others will specify that an Ace counts above a King; yet others, such as poker, allow an Ace to count high or low, but not both in the same run.

Phrases with Run

Phrases starting with the word Run:

  1. run by
  2. run in
  3. run on
  4. Run to
  5. run up
  6. run-in
  7. run-on
  8. run-up
  9. run dry
  10. run for
  11. run low
  12. run off
  13. run out
  14. Run Tee

Phrases ending with the word Run:

  1. dry run
  2. end run
  3. fun run
  4. Pig Run
  5. pit run
  6. Rat Run

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Run

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Google previewSurvey of Economics (2008)

by Irvin Tucker

For example, the short run is a period of time during which a firm can increase output by hiring more workers (variable input), while the size of the firm's plant ( fixed input) remains unchanged. The firm's plant is the most difficult input to change ...

Google previewMicroeconomics for Today (2008)

by Irvin Tucker

The short run is a period of time so short that there is at least one fixed input. For example, the short run is a period of time during which a firm can increase output by hiring more workers (variable input), while the size of the firm's plant (fixed ...

Google previewMicroeconomics: Principles and Applications (2012)

by Robert Hall, Marc Lieberman

The long run is a time period long enough for a firm to change the quantity of all of its inputs.

For Spotless Car Wash, the short run is any time period less than a year, because that is how long it is stuck with its current quantity of automated ...

Google previewEconomics: Principles and Applications (2012)

by Robert E. Hall, Marc Lieberman

The long run is a time period long enough for a firm to change the quantity of all of its inputs.

For Spotless Car Wash, the short run is any time period less than a year, because that is how long it is stuck with its current quantity of automated ...

Google previewEconomics for Today (2011)

by Allan Layton, Tim J. C. Robinson, Irvin B. Tucker

For example, the short run is a period of time during which a firm can increase output by hiring more employees (variable input), while the size of the firm's plant (fixed input) remains unchanged. The firm's plant is the most difficult input to ...

Google previewEconomics: The Definitive Encyclopedia from Theory to Practice [4 volumes] (2017)

by David A. Dieterle Ph.D.

LONG RUN VERSUS SHORT RUN ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

run around In page composition, to position text so that it flows around an ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

To RUN, růn. pret. Ran. v. n. To move swiftly, to ply the legs in fuch a manner as that both feet are at every step off the ground at the fame time ; to rush violently" to take a course at fea; to contend in a race; to stream, to flow; to be liquid, to be ...

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Usage statistics about run

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb run:

spoken English46.62%written English53.38% conversational speech49.37%task-oriented speech50.63% imaginative writing61.78%informational writing38.22%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun run:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb run:

leanescapefeedextendoperatetendpassdrawcarryleadplaymoverunworkgo

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb run and its most common antonym:

idlerun

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Small photo of Couple running fast through the forest on trail run with motion blurSmall photo of Runner woman tying running shoes laces getting ready for race on run track with smartphone and earphones for music listening on mobile phone. Athlete preparing for cardio training. Feet on ground.Small photo of Young people running outdoors. Couple of runners on morning run. More...

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Quotes about Run

tears and fears,
run away;
run as fast as
fears run high,
run as fast as
tears run dry,

yesterday
is now today;
nor should sorrow
think tomorrow;
tears and fears,
run away,


(with apologies, witth love) (Michael Shepherd)
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Scrabble value of R1U1N1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of RUN

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Semordnilap

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