a. An act or period of running: How was your run this morning?
b. A pace faster than a walk: set off at a brisk run.
a. A distance covered by running or traveling: a 10-mile run.
b. The time taken to cover such a distance: By taxi, it is a two minutes' run from the station.
c. A quick trip or visit: a run into town.
d. A scheduled or regular route: a delivery run.
e. A straight course or short distance followed by an aircraft before dropping a bomb on a target.
f. A stretch or period of riding, as in a race or to the hounds.
g. Sports The distance a golf ball rolls after hitting the ground.
h. Unrestricted freedom or use of an area: We had the run of the library.
a. Sports A running race: the winner of the mile run.
b. A campaign for public office: She managed his successful senatorial run.
4. Baseball A point scored by advancing around the bases and reaching home plate safely.
5. Football A player's act of carrying the ball, usually for a specified distance: a 30-yard run.
a. The migration of fish, especially in order to spawn.
b. A group or school of fish ascending a river in order to spawn.
a. A track or slope along or down which something can travel: a logging run.
b. A pipe or channel through which something flows.
c. Sports A particular type of passage down a hill or across country experienced by an athlete, such as a skier or bobsledder: had two very good runs before the end of the day.
d. A trail or way made or frequented by animals.
e. An outdoor enclosure for domestic animals or poultry: a dog run.
f. Australian & New Zealand A tract of open land used for raising livestock; a ranch.
a. A continuous length or extent of something: a five-foot run of tubing.
b. The direction, configuration, or lie of something: the run of the grain in leather.
c. Nautical The immersed part of a ship's hull abaft of the middle body.
d. A length of torn or unraveled stitches in a knitted fabric.
e. Geology A vein or seam, as of ore or rock.
a. A continuous period of operation, especially of a machine or factory: gave the new furnace a run.
b. The production achieved during such a period: a press run of 15,000 copies.
c. Computers An execution of a specific program or instruction.
a. A movement or flow: a run of sap.
b. The duration or amount of such a flow.
c. A drip of paint or a mark left by such a drip.
d. Eastern Lower Northern US
e. A fall or slide, as of sand or mud.
a. An unbroken series or sequence: a run of dry summers.
b. Games A continuous sequence of playing cards in one suit.
c. An unbroken sequence or period of performances or presentations, as in the theater.
d. A successful sequence of actions, such as well-played shots or victories in a sport.
e. Music A rapid sequence of notes.
f. A series of unexpected and urgent demands, as by depositors or customers: a run on a bank.
a. A sustained state or condition: a run of good luck.
b. A trend or tendency: the run of events.
13. The average type, group, or category: The broad run of voters want the candidate to win.
14. runs Informal Diarrhea. Often used with the.