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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. 
  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. 
  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]: 
  Ran  \Ran\,  n.  [As.  r[=a]n.] 
  Open  robbery.  [Obs.]  --Lambarde. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ran  \Ran\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  Yarns  coiled  on  a  spun-yarn  winch. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ran  \Ran\, 
  imp.  of  {Run}. 

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