Definition of Running. Meaning of Running. Synonyms of Running

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Definition of Running

Running
Run 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. 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.
Running
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.
Running
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.

Meaning of Running from wikipedia

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