Definitions of running

  1. ( 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"
  2. of advancing the ball by running; " the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  3. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; " he broke into a run"; " his daily run keeps him fit"
  4. 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"
  5. the state of being in operation; " the engine is running smoothly"
  6. the act of administering or being in charge of something; " he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
  7. the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
  8. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
  9. 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.
  10. The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
  11. Act of moving swiftly: that which runs or flows: a discharge from a wound.
  12. 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.
  13. Act of moving on with celerity; the discharge of a wound or sore.
  14. of Run
  15. running away from ( or as if from) danger; " the fleeing survivors"
  16. executed or initiated by running; " running plays worked better than pass plays"; " took a running jump"; " a running start"
  17. ( of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; " a mountain stream with freely running water"; " hovels without running water"
  18. continually repeated over a period of time; " a running joke among us"
  19. ( football) of advancing the ball by running; " the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  20. Moving or advancing by running.
  21. Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
  22. trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
  23. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
  24. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
  25. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
  26. Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
  27. 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.
  28. Kept for the race: successive: continuous: flowing: easy: discharging matter.
  29. In succession; kept for the race; being in motion; flowing; successive; continuous; easy; discharging matter, as a sore.
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