Definitions of running

  1. running away from ( or as if from) danger; " the fleeing survivors"
  2. ( of e. g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; " in running ( or working) order"; " a functional set of brakes"
  3. measured lengthwise; " cost of lumber per running foot"
  4. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; " he broke into a run"; " his daily run keeps him fit"
  5. a football play in which a player runs with the ball; " the defensive line braced to stop the run"; " the coach put great emphasis on running"
  6. the state of being in operation; " the engine is running smoothly"
  7. the act of administering or being in charge of something; " he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
  8. the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
  9. moving quickly on foot; " heard running footsteps behind him"; " scampering children"
  10. executed or initiated by running; " running plays worked better than pass plays"; " took a running jump"; " a running start"
  11. ( of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; " a mountain stream with freely running water"; " hovels without running water"
  12. continually repeated over a period of time; " a running joke among us"
  13. ( football) of advancing the ball by running; " the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  14. ( American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball; " the defensive line braced to stop the run"; " the coach put great emphasis on running"
  15. of advancing the ball by running; " the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  16. moving quickly on foot; " heard running footsteps behind him"
  17. of Run
  18. Moving or advancing by running.
  19. Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
  20. trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
  21. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
  22. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
  23. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
  24. Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
  25. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
  26. That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.
  27. The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
  28. Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; - said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.
  29. An activity in which the body is propelled by moving the legs rapidly. Running is performed at a moderate to rapid pace and should be differentiated from JOGGING, which is performed at a much slower pace.
  30. Kept for the race: successive: continuous: flowing: easy: discharging matter.
  31. Act of moving swiftly: that which runs or flows: a discharge from a wound.
  32. Kept for a race; in succession; nowing; discharging pus.
  33. Act of passing with speed; that which runs or flows; discharge from a sore. Running- fight, a battle in which one party flees and the other pursues. Running- fire, a constant firing of arms. Running- rigging, the rigging or rope passing through blocks, & c. Running- title, the title of a book that is continued from page to page.
  34. In succession; kept for the race; being in motion; flowing; successive; continuous; easy; discharging matter, as a sore.
  35. Act of moving on with celerity; the discharge of a wound or sore.

Usage examples for running

  1. In fact, the quaggas were running through fear. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. The most common is that of which Francois spoke, " running – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  3. And we were off and running – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  4. But we reckon on running another sort of business in it, and you can't stop us. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  5. Now he came running back toward Rafe. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  6. It is running strong! – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  7. One must see it clear for running before going below- for good. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  8. " Think of the risk you are running Pa," she whispered. – The Crisis, Volume 7 by Winston Churchill
  9. It told him his running days were over. – They Twinkled Like Jewels by Philip José Farmer
  10. Behind came Billy, running – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  11. Some one came running down the stairs. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  12. What were you running for? – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  13. He had left the other men; he was running away from them. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  14. " No, it is not serious," he replied; " but I am sorry you are looking so well, for I am running away from you. – The Mystery of the Locks by Edgar Watson Howe
  15. He could hear the sound of other running feet outside. – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  16. But it meant a good deal of hard running for me. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  17. " Oh, aunt, pray be silent," cried Tryphie, running to her cousin's side. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  18. " Yes," she said; " your mind is running on other things." – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  19. As to running us down, we'll show them that they've made a mistake if they attempt it. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  20. And everybody knows it, too- running after him the way you do. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter