Definition of RAN

verb : RAN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run;

  • 3. (

    ) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets" ;

  • 4. (

    ) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan" ;

  • 5. (

    ) have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..." ;

  • 7. (

    ) perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore" ;

  • 8. (

    ) change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull" ;

  • 9. (

    ) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?" ;

  • 10. (

    ) cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video" ;

  • 11. (

    ) move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; "who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free" ;

  • 12. (

    ) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence" ;

  • 13. (

    ) be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running;

  • 14. (

    ) change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot" ;

  • 15. (

    ) cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process" ;

  • 16. (

    ) be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk" ;

  • 18. (

    ) occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family" ;

  • 19. (

    ) carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction" ;

  • 20. (

    ) include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference" ;

  • 21. (

    ) carry out; "run an errand" ;

  • 22. (

    ) pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers" ;

  • 23. (

    ) cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet" ;

  • 24. (

    ) make without a miss ;