ran

[ ran ]
/ ræn /

verb

simple past tense of run.

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Definition for ran (2 of 3)

Ran
[ rahn ]
/ rɑn /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

a sea goddess who drags down ships and drowns sailors: the wife of Aegir.

Definition for ran (3 of 3)

Origin of run

before 900; (v.) Middle English rinnen, rennen, partly < Old Norse rinna, renna, partly continuing Old English rinnan; cognate with German rinnen; form run orig. past participle, later extended to present tense; (noun and adj.) derivative of the v.

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British Dictionary definitions for ran (1 of 3)

ran
/ (ræn) /

verb

the past tense of run

British Dictionary definitions for ran (2 of 3)

RAN

abbreviation for

Royal Australian Navy

British Dictionary definitions for ran (3 of 3)

run
/ (rʌn) /

verb runs, running, ran or run

noun

Word Origin for run

Old English runnen, past participle of (ge) rinnan; related to Old Frisian, Old Norse rinna, Old Saxon, Gothic, Old High German rinnan
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Idioms and Phrases with ran

run

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