Definition of Runner

1. Noun. Someone who imports or exports without paying duties.

Exact synonyms: Contrabandist, Moon Curser, Moon-curser, Smuggler
Specialized synonyms: Coyote, Arms-runner, Gunrunner, Rumrunner
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw
Derivative terms: Contraband, Smuggle

2. Noun. Someone who travels on foot by running.
Generic synonyms: Traveler, Traveller
Specialized synonyms: Jogger
Derivative terms: Run

3. Noun. A person who is employed to deliver messages or documents. "He sent a runner over with the contract"
Generic synonyms: Courier, Messenger

4. Noun. A baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base).
Exact synonyms: Base Runner
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Ballplayer, Baseball Player

5. Noun. A horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips.
Exact synonyms: Offset, Stolon
Generic synonyms: Plant Organ

6. Noun. A trained athlete who competes in foot races.
Generic synonyms: Athlete, Jock
Specialized synonyms: Long-distance Runner, Marathon Runner, Marathoner, Road Runner, Miler, Sprinter
Derivative terms: Run

7. Noun. (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play.
Exact synonyms: Ball Carrier
Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Generic synonyms: Football Player, Footballer
Specialized synonyms: Forward Passer, Passer, Rusher

8. Noun. A long narrow carpet.
Generic synonyms: Carpet, Carpeting, Rug

9. Noun. Device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along.
Specialized synonyms: Blade, Ski
Generic synonyms: Device
Group relationships: Sled, Sledge, Sleigh

10. Noun. Fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil.
Exact synonyms: Blue Runner, Caranx Crysos
Generic synonyms: Jack

Definition of Runner

1. n. One who, or that which, runs; a racer.

Definition of Runner

1. Noun. Agent noun of run; somebody who runs. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) A quick escape away from a scene. ¹

3. Noun. A type of soft-soled shoe originally intended for runners, compare trainer; a sneaker. ¹

4. Noun. A part of an apparatus that moves quickly ¹

5. Noun. A mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface. ¹

6. Noun. A strip of fabric used to decorate a table. ¹

7. Noun. A long, narrow carpet for a high traffic area such as a hall or stairs. ¹

8. Noun. (cricket) a player who runs for a batsman who is too injured to run; he is dressed exactly as the injured batsman, and carries a bat. ¹

9. Noun. (baseball) A player who runs the bases. ¹

10. Noun. (Australian rules football) A person (from one or the other team) who runs out onto the field during the game to take verbal instructions from the coach to the players. A runner mustn't interfere with play, and may have to wear an identifying shirt to make clear his or her purpose on the field. ¹

11. Noun. (slang) A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly. ¹

12. Noun. (botany) A long stolon sent out by a plant (such as strawberry), in order to root new plantlets. ¹

13. Noun. (climbing) A short sling with a karabiner on either end, used to link the climbing rope to a bolt or other protection such as a nut or friend. ¹

14. Noun. (poker slang) A competitor in a poker tournament. ¹

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Definition of Runner

1. one that runs [n -S] - See also: runs

Medical Definition of Runner

1. A slender, prostrate or trailing stem which produces roots and sometimes erect shoots at its nodes. (17 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Runner

runic letter
runner (current term)
runner's condition
runner-up finish
runner bean
runner beans
runner up
runners up

Literary usage of Runner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The batsman becomes a base-runner the moment he starts for first-base. ... Л runner on first-base is forced to run to second as soon as a fair ball is ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1920)
"from the skin of the runner, normal ingot structure was found (Fig. ... 3); from this point on to the center of the runner, the metal was again of normal ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1912)
"Brown fielded the ball, and had the greatest possible number of fielder's choices open to him, since the ball, fielded to any base, would retire a runner. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"In a corn-planter having the rear main frame mounted on supporting wheels, the front runner-frame hinged or pivoted to the main frame, [and operated by an ..."

5. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1920)
"1723 A NEW TYPE OF HYDRAULIC-TURBINE runner BY FORREST NAGLER, MILWAUKEE, Wis. Member of the Society This paper is in the nature oj a preliminary ..."

6. The Sampling and Assay of the Precious Metals: Comprising Gold, Silver by Ernest Alfred Smith (1913)
"End-runner Mills.—These mills are essentially large mortars and pestles worked ... 91 shows a usual type of end-runner mill for either hand or other power. ..."

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