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definition of the word run

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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a runner running (sense 1)



run (plural runs)

  1. The act of running.
    I just got back from my run.
  2. The route taken while running.
    Which run did you do today?
  3. A flow of liquid; a leak.
    The constant run of water from the faucet annoys me.
  4. (US) A small creek or part thereof.
  5. The amount of something made.
    The book’s initial press run will be 5,000 copies.
    The run of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.
  6. The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
  7. A production quantity in a factory.
    Yesterday we did a run of 12,000 units.
  8. A pace faster than a walk.
    He broke into a run.
  9. (of horses) A fast gallop.
  10. An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend.
    He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day run.
    I’m having a run of bad luck.
  11. A series of tries in a game that were successful.
  12. A regular trip or route.
    The bus on the Cherry Street run is always crowded.
  13. A standard or unexceptional group or category.
    He stood out from the usual run of applicants.
  14. An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
    He set up a rabbit run.
  15. An errand or the journey associated with an errand.
    I need to make a run to the store.
  16. A pleasure trip.
    Let's go for a run in the car.
  17. (skiing, bobsledding) A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
  18. (baseball, cricket) A point scored in baseball and cricket.
  19. (music) A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
  20. A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
  21. 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.
  22. Any sudden large demand for something.
    There was a run on Christmas presents.
  23. Unrestricted use of an area.
    He can have the run of the house.
  24. Stockings with a run in them
    A line of knit stitches that has unravelled, particularly in a nylon stocking.
    I have a run in my stocking.
  25. (nautical) The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
  26. (roofing) horizontal dimension of a slope.

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