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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 horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
  5. device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
  6. a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; " he sent a runner over with the contract"
  7. someone who travels on foot by running
  8. a trained athlete who competes in foot races
  9. a long narrow carpet
  10. A messenger.
  11. One that starts from the scratch; hence, one of first- rate ability.
  12. A smuggler.
  13. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc.
  14. 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.
  15. The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
  16. A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.
  17. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.
  18. 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.
  19. A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.
  20. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.
  21. Any cursorial bird.
  22. A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone.
  23. A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. One who runs; messenger; bar on which a sled slides; rooting stem that runs along the ground.
  28. One who or that which runs; a messenger.
  29. That part on which an object, as a sled, runs or slides.
  30. A slender, prostrate stem that takes root, forming new plants.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. A slender prostrate stem which roots at the nodes, as in the strawberry.

Usage examples for runner

  1. Then she noticed the bending figure of the keeper opening the notch of the furnace; instantly there was a roar of sparks, and a blinding white gush of molten iron flowing like water down into the sand runner. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. I am the best runner of my size in the school," he cried out, as he kept close to me; " if you beat me, your fame is established, and the fellows will treat you with respect after that." – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. And then their cornfields shall grow so large that a fleet runner cannot pass around them in half a moon. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  4. The steamer occasionally had an opportunity to chase a blockade- runner, going in or coming out of the bay. – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  5. Judd saw Barley brushed aside as he dove for the runner. – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  6. He is, if anything, a better runner, but his wits are slower and he cannot so well hold his own against man. – The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children by Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo)
  7. During one of these actions a runner came in to report that the captain of the right flank company had been severely hit. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  8. Even the cab- runner interested her. – The Professional Aunt by Mary C.E. Wemyss
  9. A vast quantity of large beans are here on a runner, the same that Dr. Leichhardt used, when burnt, for coffee and rather seemed to like. – McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia by John McKinlay
  10. He had little fear of being caught from behind, for he believed himself a match for any runner on the Hammond eleven, but in front of him was Pool, coming up warily with eager outstretched hands, striving to drive him out of bounds. – The Crimson Sweater by Ralph Henry Barbour
  11. He could no longer swim with closed lips, but constantly threw his head back with the gasp that marks the spent runner. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  12. He knew the axe that he used the night before on the little end of bacon was lying, pressed into the snow, under one runner. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  13. Caoilte, the swift runner, was a famous Fian. – Elves and Heroes by Donald A. MacKenzie
  14. One of these races was called the torch race, for each runner carried a lighted torch in her hand. – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  15. He is a swift runner, and a fair hunter. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  16. His " cigar boat" although not a commercial success was the fore- runner of the " whale- back" steamers now in use on the Great Lakes. – Scotland's Mark on America by George Fraser Black
  17. Gallwey spoke to the team, and the sleigh, which consisted of a light waggon- box mounted on a runner frame, slid on. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  18. I never was cut out for a long distance runner! – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  19. It is dangerous for the sportsman to show himself after having wounded one, for it will pursue him, and, although its gait may be heavy and awkward, it will have no difficulty in overtaking the fleetest runner. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  20. This is not the time to trust too freely an Indian runner. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
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