Definitions of runner

  1. a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base ( or attempting to reach a base)
  2. fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil
  3. someone who imports or exports without paying duties
  4. a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; " he sent a runner over with the contract"
  5. someone who travels on foot by running
  6. a trained athlete who competes in foot races
  7. a long narrow carpet
  8. One that starts from the scratch; hence, one of first- rate ability.
  9. A smuggler.
  10. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc.
  11. A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil.
  12. The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
  13. A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.
  14. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.
  15. A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel.
  16. A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.
  17. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.
  18. Any cursorial bird.
  19. A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone.
  20. A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.
  21. A food fish ( Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; - called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water.
  22. One who runs; a racer; a messenger; one of the pieces on which a sleigh, skate, or sled moves; a slender trailing branch that takes root at the end or joints.
  23. One who or that which runs: a racer: a messenger: a rooting stem that runs along the ground: the moving stone of a mill: a rope to increase the power of a tackle.
  24. One who runs; messenger; bar on which a sled slides; rooting stem that runs along the ground.
  25. One who or that which runs; a messenger.
  26. That part on which an object, as a sled, runs or slides.
  27. A slender, prostrate stem that takes root, forming new plants.
  28. One that runs; a racer; a messenger; a prostrate shooting sprig; the moving stone of a mill; one of the curseres; a rope to increase the mechanical power of a tackle; the keel of a slide.
  29. He who or that which runs; a messenger; a pulley; a wheel; the support of a sleigh; in bot., a leafy shoot; a slender prostrate stem rooting at the joints; to let run, to allow to pass or move freely; to run after, to pursue or follow; to endeavour to obtain; to run amuck, to run wildlyand madly; to act entirely wihout discrimination; to run at, to attack with sudden violence; to run away with, to carry off; to drag rapidly and with violence, as a horse running off; to run down, to chase to exhaustion, as a fox; to crush or overthrow; to traduce or censure; to run down a coast, to sail along it; to run down a ship, to run against her and sink her; to run on, to continue in the same line or course; to run out, to waste; to exhaust; to come to an end; to run over, to verflow; to recount cursorily; to go over, as by riding or driving; to examine; to run riot, to go to the utmost excess; to run through, to expend; to waste; to pierce, aswith a sword; to run up, to build hastily, as a house; to swell or increase, as an account; to erect; in the long- run, at last; in the end or final result; the common run, the generality of people; ordinary course or kind; a sheep- run, a range or large extent of gournd for feeding a flock.
  30. A slender prostrate stem which roots at the nodes, as in the strawberry.