[ruhn-on, -awn]


of or designating something that is added or run on: a run-on entry in a dictionary.
Prosody. (of a line of verse) having a thought that carries over to the next line, especially without a syntactical break.


run-on matter.
Automotive. after-run.

Nearby words

  1. run-flat,
  2. run-in,
  3. run-of-paper,
  4. run-of-the-mill,
  5. run-of-the-mine,
  6. run-on sentence,
  7. run-out,
  8. run-through,
  9. run-up,
  10. runabout

Origin of run-on

First recorded in 1900–05; adj., noun use of verb phrase run on Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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