2. run ·p.p. of run.
3. run ·adj to creep, as serpents.
4. run ·adj smuggled; as, run goods.
5. run ·noun a pair or set of millstones.
6. run ·noun a pleasure excursion; a trip.
7. run ·noun a voyage; as, a run to china.
8. run ·adj to flee, as from fear or danger.
9. run ·noun a small stream; a brook; a creek.
10. run ·adj to steal off; to depart secretly.
11. run ·vi to tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
12. run ·noun a roulade, or series of running tones.
13. run ·noun state of being current; currency; popularity.
14. run ·adj to be in form thus, as a combination of words.
15. run ·adj to be popularly known; to be generally received.
xvi. run ·vi to pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
xvii. run ·adj to discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.
xviii. run ·vi to drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
xix. run ·adj to have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west.
xx. run ·noun a range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run.
xxi. run ·adj to have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.
xxii. run ·noun the distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles.
xxiii. run ·add. ·noun the movement communicated to a golf ball by running.
xxiv. run ·adj to go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.
xxv. run ·adj to make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank;
xxvi. run ·adj to tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
xxvii. run ·noun the act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.
xxviii. run ·adj to become fluid; to melt; to fuse.
xxix. run ·adj to continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.
xxx. run ·adj to make progress; to proceed; to pass.
xxxi. run ·add. ·noun the distance a ball travels after touching the ground from a stroke.
xxxii. run ·vi to put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
xxxiii. run ·adj to turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.
xxxiv. run ·vi to be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood.
xxxv. run ·vi to go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career.
xxxvi. run ·adj melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.
xxxvii. run ·adj to spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.
xxxviii. run ·adj to pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another.
xxxix. run ·adj to discuss; to continue to think or speak about something;
xl. run ·noun the aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter.
xli. run ·vi to migrate or move in schools;
said of fish; ·esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn.
xlii. run ·add. ·noun a number of cards of the same suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts.
xliii. run ·adj to proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.
xliv. run ·adj to sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled;
said of vessels.
xlv. run ·adj to be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.
xlvi. run ·noun a continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes.
xlvii. run ·adj to contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for congress.
xlviii. run ·noun a course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.
xlix. run ·noun continued repetition on the stage;
said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights.
l. run ·vi to cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for congress.
li. run ·adj to exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.
lii. run ·vi to conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel.
liii. run ·vi 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.
liv. run ·add. ·vt to strike (the ball) in such a way as to cause it to run along the ground, as when approaching a hole.
lv. run ·adj to go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station.
lvi. run ·vi to cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle;
said of contraband or dutiable goods.
lvii. run ·vi to cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a line.
lviii. run ·vi to cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.
lix. run ·adj 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.
lx. run ·noun the greatest degree of swiftness in marching. it is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed.
lxi. run ·vt to cause to run (in the various senses of run, ·vi); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block.
lxii. run ·adj 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.
lxiii. run ·vi to sew, as 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.
lxiv. run ·vi to discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.
lxv. run ·adj 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.
lxvi. run ·vi to fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.
lxvii. run ·noun 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.
lxviii. run ·adj to extend; to reach; as, the road runs from philadelphia to new york; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
lxix. run ·adj 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.
lxx. run ·noun 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 spawning.
lxxi. run ·adj 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.
lxxii. run ·adj 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.
lxxiii. run ·adj 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.
lxxiv. run ·noun 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.
lxxv. run ·noun 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.
lxxvi. run ·adj 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.