1. [ adjective ] moving quickly on foot
Synonyms: scampering

"heard running footsteps behind him" "scampering children"

Related terms: moving
2. [ noun ] the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
Synonyms: run

"he broke into a run" "his daily run keeps him fit"

Related terms: locomotion dash run run
3. [ noun ] (sport,american football) a football play in which a player runs with the ball
Synonyms: run running_game running_play

"the defensive line braced to stop the run" "the coach put great emphasis on running"

Related terms: football_play rush return draw end_run reverse American_football run
4. [ adjective ] (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream

"a mountain stream with freely running water" "hovels without running water"

Related terms: standing gushing jetting flowing
5. [ adjective ] continually repeated over a period of time

"a running joke among us"

Related terms: continual
6. [ adjective ] executed or initiated by running

"running plays worked better than pass plays" "took a running jump" "a running start"

Related terms: standing flying
7. [ noun ] the state of being in operation

"the engine is running smoothly"

Related terms: operation run
8. [ noun ] (work) the act of administering or being in charge of something

"he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"

Related terms: administration administrivia operate
9. [ adjective ] (football) of advancing the ball by running

"the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"

Related terms: passing football
10. [ adjective ] measured lengthwise
Synonyms: linear

"cost of lumber per running foot"

Related terms: lengthwise
11. [ adjective ] running away from (or as if from) danger
Synonyms: fleeing

"the fleeing survivors"

Related terms: moving
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19459
13. [ adjective ] (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
Synonyms: working functional operative

"in running (or working) order" "a functional set of brakes"

Related terms: functioning
14. [ noun ] (sport) the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
Synonyms: track
Related terms: track_and_field track_meet
Similar spelling:   ruining