Ran

Definitions

  • With This I Ran Away--2-13-159
    With This I Ran Away--2-13-159
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ran răn imp. of Run.
    • n Ran Open robbery.
    • n Ran (Naut) Yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

PROCTOR ON A TALL FOX-HUNTER WHICH RAN AWAY WITH HIM PROCTOR ON A TALL FOX-HUNTER WHICH RAN AWAY WITH HIM
Q quartered it. R ran for it. S stole it Q quartered it. R ran for it. S stole it
Cinderella ran so fast that she left one of her little glass slippers on the floor behind her Cinderella ran so fast that she left one of her little glass slippers on the floor behind her
Dish ran away with the Spoon Dish ran away with the Spoon
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon And the Dish ran away with the Spoon
R RAN FOR IT R RAN FOR IT
So he ran quickly to a palm-tree So he ran quickly to a palm-tree

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Suess in the book "If I Ran to the Zoo."
    • n ran Preterit of run.
    • n ran Open robbery and rapine; force; violence.
    • n ran A song.
    • n ran The hank of a string.
    • n ran In ropemaking, twenty cords of twine wound on a reel, every cord being so parted by a knot as to be easily separated from the others.
    • n ran Nautical, yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch.
    • n ran Same as runn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have ran a red light
    • pa.t Ran of run.
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Quotations

  • Vince Lombardi
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    “The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
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    “Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.”
  • Mort Sahl
    Mort Sahl
    “Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. If he ran unopposed he would have lost.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture.”
  • Bobby Layne
    Bobby Layne
    “I never lost a game. I just ran our of time.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. rān,

Usage

In literature:

I ran up the after-ladder, when seeing a door open, I was going to bolt through it.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Having the wind and tide with us, we quickly ran back into the harbour.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Then the train ran into a great shed and came to rest.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
I ran to it eagerly, and pulled four of the largest fruit I could see.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
All ran now, ran with cries and oaths toward the stacked rifles.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
He no longer was just a man who ate and slept, walked and ran.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
The drovers all ran for their lives.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Never a frightened rabbit ran to his hiding place with more terror than Robinson ran to his cave.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
One fellow, still more hungry, ran away with one of the young birds.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
I then ran with it aft and dropped it over the taffrail.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Not a one had seen us
Wouldn't help him flee.
Angry ran between us
Blood of him and me.
"The Dark Girl's Rhyme" by Dorothy Parker
Thryes thorow at them he ran,
Then for sothe as I yow say,
And woundyt many a modur sone,
And xii he slew that day.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
All through the sultry sweltering day
The sweat ran down my brow,
The still plains heard my distant strokes
That have been silenced now.
"The Old Chimaeras. Old Receipts" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Our talk was of singers and sages,
But ever through all our words
There ran, like the sweetest of music,
The twitter and song of the birds.
"The House Of The Singing Birds" by Alexander Anderson
We ran as if to meet the moon
That slowly dawned behind the trees,
The barren boughs without the leaves,
Without the birds, without the breeze.
"Going For Water" by Robert Frost
"Woe to me sinner old! Woe! Once I cheated--
When from the church door I ran,
And in the depths of the forest strayed hidden
With my beloved Ivan.
"What The Sleepless Grandam Thinks" by Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov

In news:

Airport's Caleb Schumake ran the football and Bryan Smith of Bedford tried to stop him.
A car that ran out of gas along the highway triggered the pileup.
A week ago, he ran 22 times for 323 yards and five touchdowns (61, 39, 44, 4 and 63 yards) in a 42-33 loss to CAK.
Two people from North Carolina were killed when their tractor-trailer ran off the road and into a stand of trees on Interstate 24 near Cadiz in western Kentucky.
All too many years ago, while I was still a psychology graduate student, I ran an experiment to assess how well meditation might work as an antidote to stress.
The Californian recently ran a letter from a Sun City area resident about how she doesn't like the recent changes to our competitor paper.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 329 yards and a touchdown and Ben Malena ran for two more scores in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
MADRID — Officials say they are struggling to free two ships that ran ashore on a stretch of ecologically valuable coastline in eastern Spain.
Then, at age 30, he ran his personal best.
A few weeks back, The New York Times ran a piece in their Sunday magazine about the suddenly hot Romanian film industry.
Newark police said that two men wearing bandanas over their faces took cigarettes and cash from the Duke and Duchess store, on West Church Street, around 2:30 am The men ran away after the robbery.
A loss prevention officer tried to stop the man, but he ran away.
Police said the suspect ran to Zane Village.
The suspect took some cash and ran away, Syracuse police said.
That's when he took over his ailing father's Buffalo-area store and ran it at times with a heavy hand.
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In science:

Let τ : ¯H → Hθ , where θ is regular and large enough, ¯H is countable and transitive, and {x, D , U , T ′} ⊂ ran(τ ).
A simple proof of \Sigma^1_3 correctness of K
CKM] Clemens, H. et al., Higher-dimensional complex geometry, Ast´erisque 166, 1988. [CLR] Chiantini, L., Lopez, A.F., Ran, Z., Subvarieties of generic hypersurfaces in any variety, Math.
On the geometric genus of subvarieties of generic hypersurfaces
Ran (see [C2] and [CR]) to study in greater generality subvarieties Y of X with desingularizations j : ˜Y → Y verifying h0 ( ˜Y , K ˜Y ⊗ j ∗OPn (a)) = 0, for some integer a ≥ 0.
Subvarieties of general type on a general projective hypersurface
Ran, Subvarieties of generic hypersurfaces in any variety, Math.
Subvarieties of general type on a general projective hypersurface
Ran, On the geometric genus of subvarieties of generic hypersurfaces, preprint math.
Subvarieties of general type on a general projective hypersurface
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