ran vs run : Common Errors in English

About ran vs run

Computer programmers have been heard to say “the program’s been ran,” when what they mean is “the program’s been run.”

ran Meaning(s)

  • (n) a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
  • (n) the act of testing something
  • (n) a race run on foot
  • (n) an unbroken series of events
  • (n) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
  • (n) a regular trip
  • (n) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
  • (n) the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
  • (n) unrestricted freedom to use
  • (n) the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
  • (n) a small stream
  • (n) a race between candidates for elective office
  • (n) a row of unravelled stitches
  • (n) the pouring forth of a fluid
  • (n) an unbroken chronological sequence
  • (n) a short trip
  • (v) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
  • (v) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
  • (v) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  • (v) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
  • (v) have a particular form
  • (v) move along, of liquids
  • (v) perform as expected when applied
  • (v) change or be different within limits
  • (v) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
  • (v) cause to emit recorded audio or video
  • (v) move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
  • (v) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
  • (v) be operating, running or functioning
  • (v) change from one state to another
  • (v) cause to perform
  • (v) be affected by; be subjected to
  • (v) continue to exist
  • (v) occur persistently
  • (v) carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
  • (v) include as the content; broadcast or publicize
  • (v) carry out
  • (v) pass over, across, or through
  • (v) cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  • (v) make without a miss
  • (v) deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
  • (v) cause an animal to move fast
  • (v) be diffused
  • (v) sail before the wind
  • (v) cover by running; run a certain distance
  • (v) extend or continue for a certain period of time
  • (v) set animals loose to graze
  • (v) keep company
  • (v) run with the ball; in such sports as football
  • (v) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
  • (v) travel a route regularly
  • (v) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
  • (v) compete in a race
  • (v) progress by being changed
  • (v) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
  • (v) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
  • (v) become undone

run Meaning(s)

  • (n) a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
  • (n) the act of testing something
  • (n) a race run on foot
  • (n) an unbroken series of events
  • (n) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
  • (n) a regular trip
  • (n) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
  • (n) the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
  • (n) unrestricted freedom to use
  • (n) the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
  • (n) a small stream
  • (n) a race between candidates for elective office
  • (n) a row of unravelled stitches
  • (n) the pouring forth of a fluid
  • (n) an unbroken chronological sequence
  • (n) a short trip
  • (v) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
  • (v) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
  • (v) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  • (v) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
  • (v) have a particular form
  • (v) move along, of liquids
  • (v) perform as expected when applied
  • (v) change or be different within limits
  • (v) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
  • (v) cause to emit recorded audio or video
  • (v) move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
  • (v) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
  • (v) be operating, running or functioning
  • (v) change from one state to another
  • (v) cause to perform
  • (v) be affected by; be subjected to
  • (v) continue to exist
  • (v) occur persistently
  • (v) carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
  • (v) include as the content; broadcast or publicize
  • (v) carry out
  • (v) pass over, across, or through
  • (v) cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  • (v) make without a miss
  • (v) deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
  • (v) cause an animal to move fast
  • (v) be diffused
  • (v) sail before the wind
  • (v) cover by running; run a certain distance
  • (v) extend or continue for a certain period of time
  • (v) set animals loose to graze
  • (v) keep company
  • (v) run with the ball; in such sports as football
  • (v) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
  • (v) travel a route regularly
  • (v) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
  • (v) compete in a race
  • (v) progress by being changed
  • (v) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
  • (v) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
  • (v) become undone

ran in News

  1. Tuscarawas police catch woman who ran through neighbor’s home

    A Tuscarawas woman was arrested after she ran away from village police, who were investigating a domestic incident at her residence.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Times-Reporter

  2. Man ran from police with backpack full of goods

    Dayton police recovered several electronic items that may be stolen after a man ran from officers early Wednesday morning and dropped the items in a yard. David Skapik, 31, was arrested pending charges of obstruction, resisting arrest and possession of criminal tools. At about 2 a.m. police saw two men walking on East Third Street, one carrying a backpack. As police got closer, the man with the ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

  3. 'Doodlebug' line ran from Beaumont to Bolivar

    'Doodlebug' line ran from Beaumont to Bolivar Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:11 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 According to one Enterprise story, the Doodlebug was built in 1895 by Col. L.P. Featherstone and was originally intended to reach from Port Bolivar to a ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Beaumont Enterprise

run in News

  1. Run into Summer races set for Saturday in Soap Lake

    SOAP LAKE – The Run into Summer 5 or 12 K race is taking place in Soap Lake Saturday, June 15.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: iFiber One

  2. Run for Cash names scholarships winners

    Two recent area graduates have received $1,000 scholarships from the Run for Cash Family Race Day Committee – Anna Foss of Old Orchard Beach High School and Charlotte Pierce of Thornton Academy in Saco.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Sun Chronicle

  3. Run to benefit pancreatic cancer research July 6

    NORTHAMPTON—The Fifth Annual Run Over Cancer 5K run will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 6 at Council Rock High School South, 2002 Rock Way, Holland.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Bucks County Courier Times

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