James, 1743–92, U.S. engineer and inventor.
noun 1. Donald, born 1932, U.S. secretary of defense 1975–77, 2001–06. noun 1. Donald (Henry). born 1932, US Republican politician and businessman: Secretary of Defense (2001–06)
noun, Chiefly Caribbean. 1. a tavern or shop selling liquor.
verb (used without object), ran, run, running. 1. to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground. 2. to move with haste; act quickly: Run upstairs and get the iodine. 3. […]
noun 1. a small, light automobile or other vehicle, usually with an open top; roadster. 2. a small pleasure motorboat. 3. a person who roves around from place to place or group to group. noun 1. a small car, esp one for use in a town 2. a light aircraft 3. a light motorboat 4. […]
- Run a fever
Also, run a temperature. Suffer from a body temperature higher than normal, as in She was running a fever so I kept her home from school. These idioms use run in the sense of “cause to move,” in this case upward. [ Early 1900s ]