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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ran imp. of Run.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ran, n.  Open robbery. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ran, n. Naut. Yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Run v. i. [imp. Ran or Run; p. p. Run; p. pr. & vb. n. Running.]
 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. Specifically: --
 2. Of voluntary or personal action: (a) To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.
    =\“Ha, ha, the fox!” and after him they ran.\=   --Chaucer.
 (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.
 (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. 24.
 (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?   --Addison.
 (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. 23.
 (c) To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.
    As wax dissolves, as ice begins to run.   --Addison.
    Sussex iron ores run freely in the fire.   --Woodward.
 (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. (h) To make progress; to proceed; to pass.
    As fast as our time runs, we should be very glad in most part of our lives that it ran much faster.   --Addison.
 (i) To continue in operation; to be kept in action or motion; as, this engine runs night and day; the mill runs six days in the week.
    When we desire anything, our minds run wholly on the good circumstances of it; when it is obtained, our minds run wholly on the bad ones.   --Swift.
 (j) To have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west.
    Where the generally allowed practice runs counter to it.   --Locke.
 Little is the wisdom, where the flight
 So runs against all reason.   --Shak.
 (k) To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
    The king's ordinary style runneth, =\“Our sovereign lord the king.”\=   --Bp. Sanderson.
 (l) To be popularly known; to be generally received.
    Men gave them their own names, by which they run a great while in Rome.   --Sir W. Temple.
    Neither was he ignorant what report ran of himself.   --Knolles.
 (m) To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.
    If the richness of the ground cause turnips to run to leaves.   --Mortimer.
 (n) To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
    A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds.   --Bacon.
    Temperate climates run into moderate governments.   --Swift.
 (o) To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.
    In the middle of a rainbow the colors are . . . distinguished, but near the borders they run into one another.   --I. Watts.
 (p) To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company; as, certain covenants run with the land.
    Customs run only upon our goods imported or exported, and that but once for all; whereas interest runs as well upon our ships as goods, and must be yearly paid.   --Sir J. Child.
 (q) To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run. (r) To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs. (s) To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months. (t) Naut. To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of vessels.
 4. Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts in turn as a propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are gathered in the air under the body.
 5. Athletics To move rapidly by springing steps so that there is an instant in each step when neither foot touches the ground; -- so distinguished from walking in athletic competition.
 As things run, according to the usual order, conditions, quality, etc.; on the average; without selection or specification.
 To let run Naut., to allow to pass or move freely; to slacken or loosen.
 To run after, to pursue or follow; to search for; to endeavor to find or obtain; as, to run after similes. --Locke.
 To run away, to flee; to escape; to elope; to run without control or guidance.
 To run away with. (a) To convey away hurriedly; to accompany in escape or elopement. (b) To drag rapidly and with violence; as, a horse runs away with a carriage.
 To run down. (a) To cease to work or operate on account of the exhaustion of the motive power; -- said of clocks, watches, etc. (b) To decline in condition; as, to run down in health.
 To run down a coast, to sail along it.
 To run for an office, to stand as a candidate for an office.
 To run in or To run into. (a) To enter; to step in. (b) To come in collision with.
 To run into To meet, by chance; as, I ran into my brother at the grocery store.
 To run in trust, to run in debt; to get credit. [Obs.]
 To run in with. (a) To close; to comply; to agree with. [R.] --T. Baker. (b) Naut. To make toward; to near; to sail close to; as, to run in with the land.
 To run mad, To run mad after or To run mad on. See under Mad.
 To run on. (a) To be continued; as, their accounts had run on for a year or two without a settlement. (b) To talk incessantly. (c) To continue a course. (d) To press with jokes or ridicule; to abuse with sarcasm; to bear hard on. (e) Print. To be continued in the same lines, without making a break or beginning a new paragraph.
 To run out. (a) To come to an end; to expire; as, the lease runs out at Michaelmas. (b) To extend; to spread. “Insectile animals . . . run all out into legs.” --Hammond. (c) To expatiate; as, to run out into beautiful digressions. (d) To be wasted or exhausted; to become poor; to become extinct; as, an estate managed without economy will soon run out.
 And had her stock been less, no doubt
 She must have long ago run out.   --Dryden.
 -- To run over. (a) To overflow; as, a cup runs over, or the liquor runs over. (b) To go over, examine, or rehearse cursorily. (c) To ride or drive over; as, to run over a child.
 To run riot, to go to excess.
 To run through. (a) To go through hastily; as to run through a book. (b) To spend wastefully; as, to run through an estate.
 To run to seed, to expend or exhaust vitality in producing seed, as a plant; figuratively and colloquially, to cease growing; to lose vital force, as the body or mind.
 To run up, to rise; to swell; to grow; to increase; as, accounts of goods credited run up very fast.
    But these, having been untrimmed for many years, had run up into great bushes, or rather dwarf trees.   --Sir W. Scott.
 -- To run with. (a) To be drenched with, so that streams flow; as, the streets ran with blood. (b) To flow while charged with some foreign substance. “Its rivers ran with gold.” --J. H. Newman.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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" [syn: 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" [syn: test, trial]
      3: a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile
         run" [syn: footrace, foot race]
      4: an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck";
         "Nicklaus had a run of birdies" [syn: streak]
      5: (American football) a play in which a player runs with the
         ball; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the
         coach put great emphasis on running" [syn: 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" [syn: 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 [syn: rivulet, rill, runnel, streamlet]
      12: a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed
          his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a
          Senate run" [syn: political campaign, campaign]
      13: a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her
          stocking" [syn: ladder, ravel]
      14: the pouring forth of a fluid [syn: discharge, outpouring]
      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"
      v 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" [syn: 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" [syn: go, pass, lead, extend]
      4: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is
         running a relief operation in the Sudan" [syn: operate]
      5: have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as
         follows"; "as the saying goes..." [syn: go]
      6: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the
         Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: flow, feed,
      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" [syn: function,
          work, operate, go] [ant: malfunction]
      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" [syn: range]
      9: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's
         running for treasurer this year?" [syn: campaign]
      10: cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and
          over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?" [syn: play]
      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
      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"
          [syn: tend, be given, lean, incline]
      13: 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" [syn: execute]
      14: be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still
          running--turn it off!" [ant: idle]
      15: change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue";
          "run riot"
      16: cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
      17: be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a
      18: continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of
          Elvis endures" [syn: prevail, persist, die hard, endure]
      19: occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
      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" [syn: carry]
      21: carry out; "run an errand"
      22: guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her
          body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine";
          "He drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: guide, draw,
      23: cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire
          behind the cabinet" [syn: lead]
      24: make without a miss
      25: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor [syn: black
      26: cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
      27: be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to
          run" [syn: 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" [syn: run for]
      31: set animals loose to graze
      32: keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce
          offspring" [syn: 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" [syn: ply]
      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" [syn: hunt, 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" [syn: race]
      38: progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through
          several more drafts"; "run through your presentation
          before the meeting" [syn: move, go]
      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" [syn: melt, melt
      40: come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were
          running" [syn: ladder]
      41: become undone; "the sweater unraveled" [syn: unravel]
      [also: running, ran]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See run