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3 letters words from 'run'

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URN 3 

2 letters words from 'run'

NU 2UN 2
UR 2 

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Definitions and meaning of run

run

Alternative forms

  • rin (dialectal)

Etymology

From Middle English runnen, ronnen (to run), alteration (due to the past participle runne, runnen, yronne) of Middle English rinnen (to run), from Old English rinnan, iernan (to run) and Old Norse rinna (to run), both from Proto-Germanic *rinnaną (to run) (compare also *rannijaną (to make run)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reyH- (to boil, churn). Cognate with Scots rin (to run), West Frisian rinne (to walk, march), Dutch rennen (to run, race), German rennen (to run, race), rinnen (to flow), Danish rende (to run), Swedish ränna (to run), Icelandic renna (to flow). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian rend (to run, run after). See random.

Pronunciation

  • (US, UK) IPA(key): /ɹʌn/
  • (Northern England) IPA(key): /ɹʊn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn

Verb

run (third-person singular simple present runs, present participle running, simple past ran, past participle run)

  1. To move swiftly.
    1. (intransitive) To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off either foot. (Compare walk.)
      • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:run.
    2. (intransitive) To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
    3. (transitive) To cause to move quickly or lightly.
    4. (transitive) To transport someone or something, notionally at a brisk pace.
    5. (transitive or intransitive) To compete in a race.
    6. (intransitive) Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
    7. (American football, transitive or intransitive) To carry (a football) down the field, as opposed to passing or kicking.
    8. (transitive) To achieve or perform by running or as if by running.
    9. (intransitive) To flee from a danger or towards help.
    10. (figurative, transitive) To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
    11. (transitive, juggling, colloquial) To juggle a pattern continuously, as opposed to starting and stopping quickly.
  2. (fluids) To flow.
    1. (intransitive) Of a liquid, to flow.
    2. (intransitive, figurative) To move or spread quickly.
    3. (intransitive) Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
    4. (transitive) To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
    5. (intransitive) To become liquid; to melt.
    6. (intransitive) To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion; to bleed (especially used of dye or paint).
    7. To fuse; to shape; to mould; to cast.
  3. (nautical, of a vessel) To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing close-hauled.
  4. (transitive) To control or manage, be in charge of.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:run.
  5. (intransitive) To be a candidate in an election.
  6. (transitive) To make run in a race or an election.
  7. To exert continuous activity; to proceed.
  8. (intransitive) To be presented in the media.
  9. (transitive) To print or broadcast in the media.
  10. (transitive) To smuggle (illegal goods).
  11. (transitive, agriculture) To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
  12. To extend or persist, statically or dynamically, through space or time.
    1. (intransitive) To extend in space or through a range (often with a measure phrase).
    2. (intransitive) To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
    3. (transitive) To make something extend in space.
    4. (intransitive) Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operating or working normally.
    5. (transitive) To make a machine operate.
  13. (transitive) To execute or carry out a plan, procedure, or program.
  14. To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation.
  15. (copulative) To become different in a way mentioned (usually to become worse).
    • 1968, Paul Simon, The Boxer (song)
      I was no more than a boy / In the company of strangers / In the quiet of the railway station / Running scared.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:run.
  16. (transitive) To cost a large amount of money.
  17. (intransitive) Of stitches or stitched clothing, to unravel.
  18. To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
  19. To cause to enter; to thrust.
    • There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed, waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs; [].
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:run.
  20. To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
    • They ran the ship aground.
  21. To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine.
  22. To encounter or incur (a danger or risk).
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Friendship
      He runneth two dangers.
  23. To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
    • 1702-1704, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, The History of the Rebellion
      He would himself be in the Highlands to receive them, and run his fortune with them.
  24. To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
  25. To sew (a seam) by passing the needle through material in a continuous line, generally taking a series of stitches on the needle at the same time.
  26. To control or have precedence in a card game.
  27. To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:run.
  28. (archaic) To be popularly known; to be generally received.
    • 1603, Richard Knolles, The Generall Historie of the Turkes
      Neither was he ignorant what report ran of himselfe.
  29. To have growth or development.
    • 1707, John Mortimer, The whole Art of Husbandry, in the way of Managing and Improving of Land
      or the Richness of the Ground cause them [turnips] to run too much to Leaves
  30. To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Nature In Men
      A man's nature runs either to herbs or weeds.
  31. To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company.
    • c. 1665, Josiah Child, Discourse on Trade
      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.
  32. To encounter or suffer (a particular, usually bad, fate or misfortune).
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, I.8:
      Don't let me run the fate of all who show indulgence to your sex […].
  33. (golf) To strike (the ball) in such a way as to cause it to run along the ground, as when approaching a hole.
  34. (video games, rare) To speedrun.
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Noun

run (plural runs)

  1. Act or instance of running, of moving rapidly using the feet.
    I just got back from my morning run.
  2. Act or instance of hurrying (to or from a place) (not necessarily by foot); dash or errand, trip.
    • 1759, N. Tindal, The Continuation of Mr Rapin's History of England, volume 21 (continuation volume 9), page 92:
      [...] and on the 18th of January this squadron put to sea. The first place of rendezvous was the boy of port St. Julian, upon the coast of Patagonia, and all accidents were provided against with admirable foresight. Their run to port St. Julian was dangerous [...]
    I need to make a run to the store.
  3. A pleasure trip.
    Let's go for a run in the car.
    • And I think of giving her a run in London for a change.
  4. Flight, instance or period of fleeing.
  5. Migration (of fish).
  6. A group of fish that migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning.
  7. A path taken by literal movement or figuratively
    1. A (regular) trip or route.
      The bus on the Cherry Street run is always crowded.
    2. The route taken while running or skiing.
      Which run did you do today?
    3. (skiing, bobsledding) A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
    4. The distance sailed by a ship.
      a good run; a run of fifty miles
      • 1977, Star Wars (film)
        You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
    5. A voyage.
      a run to China
    6. A trial.
      The data got lost, so I'll have to perform another run of the experiment.
    7. (mathematics, computing) The execution of a program or model
      This morning's run of the SHIPS statistical model gave Hurricane Priscilla a 74% chance of gaining at least 30 knots of intensity in 24 hours, reconfirmed by the HMON and GFS dynamical models.
    8. (video games) A playthrough, or attempted playthrough; a session of play.
      This was my first successful run without losing any health.
  8. Unrestricted use. Only used in have the run of.
    He can have the run of the house.
  9. An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
    He set up a rabbit run.
  10. (Australia, New Zealand) Rural landholding for farming, usually for running sheep, and operated by a runholder.
  11. State of being current; currency; popularity.
    • May 25, 1715, Joseph Addison, The Freeloader No. 45
      It is impossible for detached papers[...] to have a general run, or long continuance, if they are not diversified[...].
  12. Continuous or sequential
    1. A continuous period (of time) marked by a trend; a period marked by a continuing trend.
      I’m having a run of bad luck.
      He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day run.
      • 1796, Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace
        They who made their arrangements in the first run of misadventure [...] put a seal on their calamities.
    2. A series of tries in a game that were successful.
    3. A production quantity (such as in a factory).
      Yesterday we did a run of 12,000 units.
      The book’s initial press run will be 5,000 copies.
    4. The period of showing of a play, film, TV series, etc.
      The run of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.
      It is the last week of our French cinema run.
    5. (slang) A period of extended (usually daily) drug use.
      • 1964 : Heroin by The Velvet Underground
        And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same / When I'm rushing on my run.
      • 1975, Lloyd Y. Young, Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, Brian S. Katcher, Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists
        Frank Fixwell, a 25 year-old male, has been on a heroin "run" (daily use) for the past two years.
      • 1977, Richard P. Rettig, Manual J. Torres, Gerald R. Garrett, Manny: a criminal-addict's story, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) →ISBN
        I was hooked on dope, and hooked bad, during this whole period, but I was also hooked behind robbery. When you're on a heroin run, you stay loaded so long as you can score.
      • 2001, Robin J. Harman, Handbook of Pharmacy Health Education, Pharmaceutical Press →ISBN, page 172
        This can develop quite quickly (over a matter of hours) during a cocaine run or when cocaine use becomes a daily habit.
      • 2010, Robert DuPont, The Selfish Brain: Learning from Addiction, Hazelden Publishing →ISBN, page 158
        DA depletion leads to the crash that characteristically ends a cocaine run.
    6. (card games) A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
    7. (music) A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
  13. A flow of liquid; a leak.
    The constant run of water from the faucet annoys me.
    a run of must in wine-making
    the first run of sap in a maple orchard
  14. (chiefly eastern Midland US, especially Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) A small creek or part thereof. (Compare Southern US branch and New York and New England brook.)
    The military campaign near that creek was known as "The battle of Bull Run".
  15. A quick pace, faster than a walk.
    He broke into a run.
    1. (of horses) A fast gallop.
  16. A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.
    Financial insecurity led to a run on the banks, as customers feared for the security of their savings.
  17. Any sudden large demand for something.
    There was a run on Christmas presents.
  18. Various horizontal dimensions or surfaces
    1. The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
    2. The horizontal length of a set of stairs
    3. (construction) Horizontal dimension of a slope.
  19. A standard or unexceptional group or category.
    He stood out from the usual run of applicants.
  20. In sports
    1. (baseball) A score when a runner touches all bases legally; the act of a runner scoring.
    2. (cricket) The act of passing from one wicket to another; the point scored for this.
    3. (American football) A running play.
      [...] one of the greatest runs of all time.
    4. (golf) The movement communicated to a golf ball by running it.
    5. (golf) The distance a ball travels after touching the ground from a stroke.
  21. A line of knit stitches that have unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking.
    I have a run in my stocking.
  22. (nautical) The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
  23. (mining) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by licence 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.
  24. A pair or set of millstones.

Synonyms

  • (horizontal part of a step): tread
  • (unravelling): ladder (British)
  • (computing): execute, start
  • See also Thesaurus:walk

Antonyms

  • (horizontal part of a step): rise, riser
  • (horizontal distance of a set of stairs): rise

Derived terms

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See also

  • (computer science): trajectory

Adjective

run (not comparable)

  1. In a liquid state; melted or molten.
    Put some run butter on the vegetables.
    • 1921, L. W. Ferris, H. W. Redfield and W. R. North, The Volatile Acids and the Volatile Oxidizable Substances of Cream and Experimental Butter, in the Journal of Dairy Science, volume 4 (1921), page 522:
      Samples of the regular run butter were sealed in 1 pound tins and sent to Washington, where the butter was scored and examined.
  2. Cast in a mould.
    • 1833, The Cabinet Cyclopaedia: A treatise on the progressive improvement and present state of the Manufactures in Metal, volume 2, Iron and Steel (printed in London), page 314:
      Vast quantities are cast in sand moulds, with that kind of run steel which is so largely used in the production of common table-knives and forks.
    • c. 1839, (Richard of Raindale, The Plan of my House vindicated, quoted by) T. T. B. in the Dwelling of Richard of Raindale, King of the Moors, published in The Mirror, number 966, 7 September 1839, page 153:
      For making tea I have a kettle,
      Besides a pan made of run metal;
      An old arm-chair, in which I sit well —
      The back is round.
  3. Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out").
  4. (of a zoology) Travelled, migrated; having made a migration or a spawning run.
    • 1889, Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, Fishing: Salmon and Trout, fifth edition, page 185:
      The temperature of the water is consequently much higher than in either England or Scotland, and many newly run salmon will be found in early spring in the upper waters of Irish rivers where obstructions exist.
    • 2005, Rod Sutterby, Malcolm Greenhalgh, Atlantic Salmon: An Illustrated Natural History, page 86:
      Thus, on almost any day of the year, a fresh-run salmon may be caught legally somewhere in the British Isles.
  5. Smuggled.
    run brandy

Verb

run

  1. past participle of rin

Anagrams

  • Nur, URN, nur, urn

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

run

  1. first-person singular present indicative of runnen
  2. imperative of runnen

Gothic

Romanization

run

  1. Romanization of 𐍂𐌿𐌽

Mandarin

Romanization

run

  1. Nonstandard spelling of rún.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of rùn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norman

Etymology

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Noun

run m (plural runs)

  1. (nautical) beam (of a ship)

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *rūnō. Cognate with the Old Saxon rūna, Old High German rūna (German Raun), Old Norse rún, and Gothic 𐍂𐌿𐌽𐌰 (runa).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ruːn/

Noun

rūn f

  1. whisper
  2. rune
  3. mystery, secret
  4. advice
  5. writing

Declension

Derived terms

  • ġerȳne
  • rūnere
  • rūnian

Descendants

  • Middle English: roun
    • Scots: rune, roun, round
    • English: roun, round

See also

  • dierne (adjective)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /run/

Noun

run n

  1. genitive plural of runo

Noun

run f

  1. genitive plural of runa

Further reading

  • run in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *-ruːn.

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [zun˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʐun˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ɹʊwŋ͡m˧˧]

Verb

run • (惇, 慵, 敦, 𢹈)

  1. to tremble, to shiver (due to cold)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • rung (to shake)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a person involved in smuggling alcohol into the US during Prohibition.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)