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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"
    Synonym(s): run, tally
  2. the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
    Synonym(s): test, trial, run
  3. a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
    Synonym(s): footrace, foot race, run
  4. an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
    Synonym(s): streak, run
  5. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
    Synonym(s): run, running, running play, running game
  6. a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"
  7. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
    Synonym(s): run, running
  8. 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"
  9. unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house"
  10. the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
  11. a small stream
    Synonym(s): rivulet, rill, run, runnel, streamlet
  12. a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
    Synonym(s): political campaign, campaign, run
  13. a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
    Synonym(s): run, ladder, ravel
  14. the pouring forth of a fluid
    Synonym(s): discharge, outpouring, run
  15. an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
  16. a short trip; "take a run into town"
  1. move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"
  2. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
    Synonym(s): scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away
  3. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "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"
    Synonym(s): run, go, pass, lead, extend
  4. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
    Synonym(s): operate, run
  5. have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
    Synonym(s): run, go
  6. move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
    Synonym(s): run, flow, feed, course
  7. perform as expected when applied; "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"
    Synonym(s): function, work, operate, go, run
    Antonym(s): malfunction, misfunction
  8. change or be different within limits; "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"
    Synonym(s): range, run
  9. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
    Synonym(s): campaign, run
  10. cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
    Synonym(s): play, run
  11. move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; "who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free"
  12. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
    Synonym(s): tend, be given, lean, incline, run
  13. be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
    Antonym(s): idle, tick over
  14. change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
  15. cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
  16. be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"
  17. continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
    Synonym(s): prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure
  18. occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
  19. carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
    Synonym(s): run, execute
  20. include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"
    Synonym(s): carry, run
  21. carry out; "run an errand"
  22. pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
    Synonym(s): guide, run, draw, pass
  23. cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
    Synonym(s): run, lead
  24. make without a miss
  25. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
    Synonym(s): run, black market
  26. cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
  27. be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
    Synonym(s): run, bleed
  28. sail before the wind
  29. cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"
  30. extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"
    Synonym(s): run, run for
  31. set animals loose to graze
  32. keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"
    Synonym(s): run, consort
  33. run with the ball; in such sports as football
  34. travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
  35. travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
    Synonym(s): ply, run
  36. pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
    Synonym(s): hunt, run, hunt down, track down
  37. compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
    Synonym(s): race, run
  38. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
    Synonym(s): move, go, run
  39. reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
    Synonym(s): melt, run, melt down
  40. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
    Synonym(s): ladder, run
  41. become undone; "the sweater unraveled"
    Synonym(s): run, unravel
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Run \Run\, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen,
      ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and
      iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen);
      akin to D. runnen, rennen, OS. & OHG. rinnan, G. rinnen,
      rennen, Icel. renna, rinna, Sw. rinna, r[84]nna, Dan. rinde,
      rende, Goth. rinnan, and perh. to L. oriri to rise, Gr. [?]
      to stir up, rouse, Skr. [?] (cf. {Origin}), or perh. to L.
      rivus brook (cf. {Rival}). [fb]11. Cf. {Ember}, a.,
      1. 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. Of voluntary or personal action:
            (a) To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.
                           [bd]Ha, ha, the fox![b8] and after him they ran.
            (b) To flee, as from fear or danger.
                           As from a bear a man would run for life. --Shak.
            (c) To steal off; to depart secretly.
                           My conscience will serve me to run from this
                           jew.                                             --Shak.
            (d) To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest;
                  to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress.
                           Know ye not that they which run in a race run
                           all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that
                           ye may obtain.                              --1 Cor. ix.
            (e) To pass from one state or condition to another; to
                  come into a certain condition; -- often with in or
                  into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt.
                           Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast, to
                           rend my heart with grief and run distracted?
            (f) To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run
                  through life; to run in a circle.
            (g) To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as,
                  to run from one subject to another.
                           Virgil, in his first Georgic, has run into a set
                           of precepts foreign to his subject. --Addison.
            (h) To discuss; to continue to think or speak about
                  something; -- with on.
            (i) To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as
                  upon a bank; -- with on.
            (j) To creep, as serpents.
      3. Of involuntary motion:
            (a) To flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course;
                  as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs up in the spring;
                  her blood ran cold.
            (b) To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.
                           The fire ran along upon the ground. --Ex. ix.
            (c) To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.
                           As wax dissolves, as ice begins to run.
                           Sussex iron ores run freely in the fire.
            (d) To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot;
                  as, a wheel runs swiftly round.
            (e) To travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical
                  means; to go; as, the steamboat runs regularly to
                  Albany; the train runs to Chicago.
            (f) To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from
                  Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth
                  not to the contrary.
                           She saw with joy the line immortal run, Each
                           sire impressed, and glaring in his son. --Pope.
            (g) To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as,
                  the stage runs between the hotel and the station.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Run \Run\, v. t.
      1. 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.
      2. To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
                     To run the world back to its first original.
                     I would gladly understand the formation of a soul,
                     and run it up to its [bd]punctum saliens.[b8]
      3. To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or
            through the body; to run a nail into the foot.
                     You run your head into the lion's mouth. --Sir W.
                     Having run his fingers through his hair. --Dickens.
      4. To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
                     They ran the ship aground.                  --Acts xxvii.
                     A talkative person runs himself upon great
                     inconveniences by blabbing out his own or other's
                     secrets.                                             --Ray.
                     Others, accustomed to retired speculations, run
                     natural philosophy into metaphysical notions.
      5. To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets,
            and the like.
                     The purest gold must be run and washed. --Felton.
      6. To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to
            determine; as, to run a line.
      7. To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to
            smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods.
                     Heavy impositions . . . are a strong temptation of
                     running goods.                                    --Swift.
      8. To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race;
            to run a certain career.
      9. To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support
            for office; as, to run some one for Congress. [Colloq.
      10. To encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run
            the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chances,
            below. [bd]He runneth two dangers.[b8] --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Run \Run\, n.
      1. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick
            run; to go on the run.
      2. A small stream; a brook; a creek.
      3. That which runs or flows in the course of a certain
            operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in
            wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard.
      4. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain
            course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.
                     They who made their arrangements in the first run of
                     misadventure . . . put a seal on their calamities.
      5. State of being current; currency; popularity.
                     It is impossible for detached papers to have a
                     general run, or long continuance, if not diversified
                     with humor.                                       --Addison.
      6. Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as,
            to have a run of a hundred successive nights.
                     A canting, mawkish play . . . had an immense run.
      7. A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a
            bank or treasury for payment of its notes.
      8. A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep
            run. --Howitt.
      9. (Naut.)
            (a) The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows
                  toward the stern, under the quarter.
            (b) The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run
                  of fifty miles.
            (c) A voyage; as, a run to China.
      10. A pleasure excursion; a trip. [Colloq.]
                     I think of giving her a run in London. --Dickens.
      11. (Mining) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be
            carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or
            by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which
            a vein of ore or other substance takes.
      12. (Mus.) A roulade, or series of running tones.
      13. (Mil.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It
            is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick,
            but with greater speed.
      14. The act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; --
            said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes
            which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of
      15. In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a
            player, which enables him to score one; in cricket, a
            passing from one wicket to the other, by which one point
            is scored; as, a player made three runs; the side went
            out with two hundred runs.
                     The [bd]runs[b8] are made from wicket to wicket,
                     the batsmen interchanging ends at each run. --R. A.
      16. A pair or set of millstones.
      {At the long run}, now, commonly, {In the long run}, in or
            during the whole process or course of things taken
            together; in the final result; in the end; finally.
                     [Man] starts the inferior of the brute animals, but
                     he surpasses them in the long run.      --J. H.
      {Home run}.
            (a) A running or returning toward home, or to the point
                  from which the start was made. Cf. {Home stretch}.
            (b) (Baseball) See under {Home}.
      {The run}, [or] {The common run}, etc., ordinary persons; the
            generality or average of people or things; also, that
            which ordinarily occurs; ordinary current, course, or
                     I saw nothing else that is superior to the common
                     run of parks.                                    --Walpole.
                     Burns never dreamed of looking down on others as
                     beneath him, merely because he was conscious of his
                     own vast superiority to the common run of men.
                     His whole appearance was something out of the common
                     run.                                                   --W. Irving.
      {To let go by the run} (Naut.), to loosen and let run freely,
            as lines; to let fall without restraint, as a sail.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Run \Run\, a.
      1. Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as,
            run butter; run iron or lead.
      2. Smuggled; as, run goods. [Colloq.] --Miss Edgeworth.
      {Run steel}, malleable iron castings. See under {Malleable}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rule \Rule\, n.
      {Rule of the road} (Law), any of the various regulations
            imposed upon travelers by land or water for their mutual
            convenience or safety. In the United States it is a rule
            of the road that land travelers passing in opposite
            directions shall turn out each to his own right, and
            generally that overtaking persons or vehicles shall turn
            out to the left; in England the rule for vehicles (but not
            for pedestrians) is the opposite of this. Run \Run\, n.
      1. (Piquet, Cribbage, etc.) A number of cards of the same
            suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts.
      2. (Golf)
            (a) The movement communicated to a golf ball by running.
            (b) The distance a ball travels after touching the ground
                  from a stroke.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Run \Run\, v. t. (Golf)
      To strike (the ball) in such a way as to cause it to run
      along the ground, as when approaching a hole.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
      {Time bill}. Same as {Time-table}. [Eng.]
      {Time book}, a book in which is kept a record of the time
            persons have worked.
      {Time detector}, a timepiece provided with a device for
            registering and indicating the exact time when a watchman
            visits certain stations in his beat.
      {Time enough}, in season; early enough. [bd]Stanly at
            Bosworth field, . . . came time enough to save his
            life.[b8] --Bacon.
      {Time fuse}, a fuse, as for an explosive projectile, which
            can be so arranged as to ignite the charge at a certain
            definite interval after being itself ignited.
      {Time immemorial}, [or] {Time out of mind}. (Eng. Law) See
            under {Immemorial}.
      {Time lock}, a lock having clockwork attached, which, when
            wound up, prevents the bolt from being withdrawn when
            locked, until a certain interval of time has elapsed.
      {Time of day}, salutation appropriate to the times of the
            day, as [bd]good morning,[b8] [bd]good evening,[b8] and
            the like; greeting.
      {To kill time}. See under {Kill}, v. t.
      {To make time}.
            (a) To gain time.
            (b) To occupy or use (a certain) time in doing something;
                  as, the trotting horse made fast time.
      {To move}, {run}, [or] {go}, {against time}, to move, run, or
            go a given distance without a competitor, in the quickest
            possible time; or, to accomplish the greatest distance
            which can be passed over in a given time; as, the horse is
            to run against time.
      {True time}.
            (a) Mean time as kept by a clock going uniformly.
            (b) (Astron.) Apparent time as reckoned from the transit
                  of the sun's center over the meridian.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   All fours \All` fours"\ [formerly, {All` four"}.]
      All four legs of a quadruped; or the two legs and two arms of
      a person.
      {To be}, {go}, or {run}, {on all fours} (Fig.), to be on the
            same footing; to correspond (with) exactly; to be alike in
            all the circumstances to be considered. [bd]This example
            is on all fours with the other.[b8] [bd]No simile can go
            on all fours.[b8] --Macaulay.

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