Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun running

5 senses of running

Sense 1
run, running, running play, running game -- ((American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running")
       => football play -- ((American football) a play by the offensive team)

Sense 2
run, running -- (the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit")
       => locomotion, travel -- (self-propelled movement)

Sense 3
running -- (the state of being in operation; "the engine is running smoothly")
       => operation -- (the state of being in effect or being operative; "that rule is no longer in operation")

Sense 4
running -- (the act of administering or being in charge of something; "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time")
       => administration, disposal -- (a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs))

Sense 5
track, running -- (the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track)
       => track and field -- (participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it)

Antonyms of verb run

1 of 41 senses of run

Sense 13
run -- (be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!")
       Antonym of idle (Sense 1)
      => idle, tick over -- (run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb run

41 senses of run

Sense 1
run -- (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store")
       => travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip -- (move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed")
          Phrasal Verb-> run around#1; run away#1

Sense 2
scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away -- (flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Sense 3
run, go, pass, lead, extend -- (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")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")
          Phrasal Verb-> run along#1

Sense 4
operate, run -- (direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan")
       => direct -- (be in charge of)

Sense 5
run, go -- (have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes...")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 6
run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")
          Phrasal Verb-> run over#2

Sense 7
function, work, operate, go, run -- (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")

Sense 8
range, run -- (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")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 9
campaign, run -- (run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?")
       => race, run -- (compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first")

Sense 10
play, run -- (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")

Sense 11
run -- (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")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 12
tend, be given, lean, incline, run -- (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")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 13
run -- (be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!")
       => function, work, operate, go, run -- (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")

Sense 14
run -- (change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot")
       => become, go, get -- (enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!")

Sense 15
run -- (cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process")
       => process, treat -- (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill")

Sense 16
run -- (be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk")
       => incur -- (make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health")

Sense 17
prevail, persist, die hard, run, endure -- (continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures")
       => continue -- (exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks")

Sense 18
run -- (occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family")
       => occur -- (to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil")

Sense 19
run, execute -- (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")
       => enforce, implement, apply -- (ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";)

Sense 20
carry, run -- (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")
       => circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around -- (cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news")

Sense 21
run -- (carry out; "run an errand")
       => carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil -- (put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation")

Sense 22
guide, run, draw, pass -- (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")

Sense 23
run, lead -- (cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet")
       => pass, make pass -- (cause to pass; "She passed around the plates")

Sense 24
run -- (make without a miss)
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

Sense 25
run, black market -- (deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor)
       => trade, merchandise -- (engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets")

Sense 26
run -- (cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 27
run, bleed -- (be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run")
       => diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out -- (move outward; "The soldiers fanned out")

Sense 28
run -- (sail before the wind)
       => sail -- (travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on")

Sense 29
run -- (cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day")
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

Sense 30
run, run for -- (extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours")
       => last, endure -- (persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days")

Sense 31
run -- (set animals loose to graze)
       => free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose -- (grant freedom to; free from confinement)

Sense 32
run, consort -- (keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring")
       => accompany -- (go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere")

Sense 33
run -- (run with the ball; in such sports as football)
       => run -- (move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store")

Sense 34
run -- (travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 35
ply, run -- (travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast")
       => travel, trip, jaunt -- (make a trip for pleasure)

Sense 36
hunt, run, hunt down, track down -- (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods")
       => capture, catch -- (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today")

Sense 37
race, run -- (compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first")
       => compete, vie, contend -- (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)
          Phrasal Verb-> run off#7

Sense 38
move, go, run -- (progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 39
melt, run, melt down -- (reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun")
       => dissolve, resolve, break up -- (cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water")

Sense 40
ladder, run -- (come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running")
       => break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

Sense 41
run, unravel -- (become undone; "the sweater unraveled")
       => disintegrate -- (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died")

Antonyms of adj running

6 senses of running

Sense 1
running (prenominal) (vs. standing) -- ((of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water")

standing(prenominal) (vs. running) -- ((of fluids) not moving or flowing; "mosquitoes breed in standing water")
        => dead (prenominal), stagnant -- (not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water")
        => slack -- (flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water")
        => still -- (free from noticeable current; "a still pond"; "still waters run deep")

Sense 2
running (prenominal) -- (continually repeated over a period of time; "a running joke among us")

INDIRECT (VIA continual) -> sporadic -- (recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids")

Sense 3
running (prenominal) (vs. passing) -- (of advancing the ball by running; "the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays")

passing(prenominal) (vs. running), pass(prenominal) -- (of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play")

Sense 4
running (prenominal) (vs. standing) -- (executed or initiated by running; "running plays worked better than pass plays"; "took a running jump"; "a running start")

standing(prenominal) (vs. running) -- (executed in or initiated from a standing position; "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation")

Sense 5
linear, running (prenominal) -- (measured lengthwise; "cost of lumber per running foot")

INDIRECT (VIA lengthwise) -> crosswise -- (lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction; "a crosswise street"; "the crosswise dimension")

Sense 6
running (prenominal), operative, functional, working (prenominal) -- ((of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes")

INDIRECT (VIA functioning) -> malfunctioning, nonfunctional -- (not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve")

Similarity of adj running

6 senses of running

Sense 1
running (prenominal) (vs. standing) -- ((of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water")
       => gushing, pouring -- (flowing profusely; "a gushing hydrant"; "pouring flood waters")
       => jetting, spouting, spurting, squirting -- (propelled violently in a usually narrow stream)

Sense 2
running (prenominal) -- (continually repeated over a period of time; "a running joke among us")
       => continual (vs. sporadic) -- (occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters")

Sense 3
running (prenominal) (vs. passing) -- (of advancing the ball by running; "the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays")

Sense 4
running (prenominal) (vs. standing) -- (executed or initiated by running; "running plays worked better than pass plays"; "took a running jump"; "a running start")

Sense 5
linear, running (prenominal) -- (measured lengthwise; "cost of lumber per running foot")
       => lengthwise (vs. crosswise), lengthways -- (running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing; "the lengthwise dimension")

Sense 6
running (prenominal), operative, functional, working (prenominal) -- ((of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes")
       => functioning (vs. malfunctioning) -- (performing or able to perform its regular function; "a functioning flashlight")

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