ran

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See also: rán, rǎn, ràn, rån, and RAN

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

ran

  1. simple past tense of run

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ran (uncountable)

  1. (nautical) Yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch.

Etymology 3[edit]

Old English ran

Noun[edit]

ran (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Open robbery.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Lambarde to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rán.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raːn/, [ʁɑːˀn]

Noun[edit]

ran n (singular definite ranet, plural indefinite ran)

  1. open theft

Inflection[edit]

Verb[edit]

ran

  1. Imperative of rane.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of heran.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ran

  1. (colloquial) near, close to, over to

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ran

  1. rōmaji reading of らん

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

ran

  1. rafsi of ranti.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ran

  1. Nonstandard spelling of rán.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of rǎn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ran n

  1. robbery

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ranъ (Russian ранний (ránnij), Polish rano).

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Adjective[edit]

rȃn (definite rȃnī, comparative rànijī, Cyrillic spelling ра̑н)

  1. early
  2. premature

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References[edit]

  • ran” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ranъ

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rán (comparative ránejši, superlative nàjránejši)

  1. early

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English run

Noun[edit]

ran

  1. To run
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:14 (translation here):
      Nem bilong namba 3 wara em Taigris na em i ran i go long hap sankamap bilong kantri Asiria. Na nem bilong namba 4 wara em Yufretis.


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