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Definition of Running
RunningRun Run, v. i. [imp. Ranor 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
(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. RunningRunning 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
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.'
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
Running board, a narrow platform extending along the side
of a locomotive. RunningRunning Run"ning, n.
The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running
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.
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