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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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["a]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}).  [root]11.  Cf  {Ember},  a.,  {Rennet}.] 
  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. 
 
  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 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Running  \Run"ning\,  a. 
  1.  Moving  or  advancing  by  running.  Specifically,  of  a  horse; 
  a  Having  a  running  gait;  not  a  trotter  or  pacer. 
  b  trained  and  kept  for  running  races;  as  a  running 
  horse.  --Law. 
 
  2.  Successive;  one  following  the  other  without  break  or 
  intervention;  --  said  of  periods  of  time;  as  to  be  away 
  two  days  running;  to  sow  land  two  years  running. 
 
  3.  Flowing;  easy;  cursive;  as  a  running  hand. 
 
  4.  Continuous;  keeping  along  step  by  step;  as  he  stated  the 
  facts  with  a  running  explanation.  ``A  running  conquest.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  What  are  art  and  science  if  not  a  running  commentary 
  on  Nature?  --Hare. 
 
  5.  (Bot.)  Extending  by  a  slender  climbing  or  trailing  stem; 
  as  a  running  vine. 
 
  6.  (Med.)  Discharging  pus;  as  a  running  sore. 
 
  {Running  block}  (Mech.),  a  block  in  an  arrangement  of  pulleys 
  which  rises  or  sinks  with  the  weight  which  is  raised  or 
  lowered. 
 
  {Running  board},  a  narrow  platform  extending  along  the  side 
  of  a  locomotive. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Running  \Run"ning\,  n. 
  The  act  of  one  who  or  of  that  which  runs;  as  the  running 
  was  slow. 
 
  2.  That  which  runs  or  flows;  the  quantity  of  a  liquid  which 
  flows  in  a  certain  time  or  during  a  certain  operation;  as 
  the  first  running  of  a  still 
 
  3.  The  discharge  from  an  ulcer  or  other  sore. 
 
  {At  long  running},  in  the  long  run.  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  running 
  adj  1:  moving  quickly  on  foot;  "heard  running  footsteps  behind 
  him";  "scampering  children"  [syn:  {running(a)},  {scampering(a)}] 
  2:  (of  fluids)  moving  or  issuing  in  a  stream;  "a  mountain 
  stream  with  freely  running  water";  "hovels  without  running 
  water"  [syn:  {running(a)}]  [ant:  {standing(a)}] 
  3:  continually  repeated  over  a  period  of  time;  "a  running  joke 
  among  us"  [syn:  {running(a)}] 
  4:  (football)  of  advancing  the  ball  by  running;  "the  team's 
  running  plays  worked  better  than  its  pass  plays"  [syn:  {running(a)}] 
  [ant:  {passing(a)}] 
  5:  executed  or  initiated  by  running;  "running  plays  worked 
  better  than  pass  plays";  "took  a  running  jump";  "a  running 
  start"  [syn:  {running(a)}]  [ant:  {standing(a)}] 
  6:  running  away  from  (or  as  if  from)  danger;  "the  fleeing 
  survivors"  [syn:  {fleeing(a)},  {running(a)}] 
  7:  measured  lengthwise;  "cost  of  lumber  per  running  foot"  [syn: 
  {linear},  {running(a)}] 
  8:  (of  e.g.  a  machine)  performing  or  capable  of  performing;  "in 
  running  (or  working)  order";  "a  functional  set  of  brakes" 
  [syn:  {running(a)},  {operative},  {functional},  {working(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  football  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:  {run},  {running  play}, 
  {running  game}] 
  2:  the  act  of  running;  traveling  on  foot  at  a  fast  pace;  "he 
  broke  into  a  run";  "his  daily  run  keeps  him  fit"  [syn:  {run}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  in  operation;  "the  engine  is  running 
  smoothly" 
  4:  the  act  of  administering  or  being  in  charge  of  something 
  "he  has  responsibility  for  the  running  of  two  companies  at 
  the  same  time" 
  5:  the  act  of  participating  in  an  athletic  competition 
  involving  running  on  a  track  [syn:  {track}] 




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