Definition of Running

1. Noun. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team. "The coach put great emphasis on running"

Exact synonyms: Run, Running Game, Running Play
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Football Play
Specialized synonyms: Draw, Draw Play, End Run, Sweep, Return, Reverse, Rush, Rushing
Derivative terms: Run, Run, Run

2. Adjective. (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream. "Hovels without running water"

3. Noun. The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace. "His daily run keeps him fit"
Exact synonyms: Run
Generic synonyms: Locomotion, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Dash, Sprint
Derivative terms: Run, Run, Run, Run, Run

4. Adjective. Continually repeated over a period of time. "A running joke among us"
Similar to: Continual

5. Noun. The state of being in operation. "The engine is running smoothly"
Generic synonyms: Operation
Derivative terms: Run

6. Adjective. Of advancing the ball by running. "The team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Antonyms: Passing

7. Noun. The act of administering or being in charge of something. "He has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
Generic synonyms: Administration, Disposal
Specialized synonyms: Administrivia
Derivative terms: Run

8. Adjective. Executed or initiated by running. "A running start"
Antonyms: Standing

9. Noun. The act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track.
Exact synonyms: Track
Generic synonyms: Track And Field
Group relationships: Track Meet
Derivative terms: Run

10. Adjective. Measured lengthwise. "Cost of lumber per running foot"
Exact synonyms: Linear
Similar to: Lengthways, Lengthwise

11. Adjective. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing. "A functional set of brakes"
Exact synonyms: Functional, Operative, Working
Similar to: Functioning
Derivative terms: Functionality, Operate, Operate

Definition of Running

1. a. Moving or advancing by running.

2. n. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.

Definition of Running

1. Adjective. That which runs or run. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: informal) consecutively; in a row ¹

3. Noun. The action of the verb '''to run'''. ¹

4. Noun. The activity of running as a form of exercise, as a sport, or for any other reason ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of run) ¹

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Definition of Running

1. a race [n -S]

Medical Definition of Running

1. 1. Moving or advancing by running. Specifically, of a horse; Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer. Trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse. 2. 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. 3. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand. 4. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation. "A running conquest." "What are art and science if not a running commentary on Nature?" (Hare) 5. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine. 6. Discharging pus; as, a running sore. Running block, the title of a book or chapter continued from page to page on the upper margin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Running

runner beans
runner up
runners up
running (current term)
running about
running along
running around
running away
running back
running backs
running blackberry
running board
running boards
running by
running commentaries
running commentary

Literary usage of Running

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

1. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"Practice should be given in connecting and running motors or generators of ... This work is designed to familiarize the student with actual running of ..."

2. Water Rights in the Western States: The Law of Prior Appropriation of Water by Samuel Charles Wiel (1911)
"The definite class includes running water (watercourses, surface or subterranean) ... It is with definite bodies of running water, that is, watercourses, ..."

3. Water Rights in the Western States: The Law of Prior Appropriation of Water by Samuel Charles Wiel (1911)
"The definite class includes running water (watercourses, surface or subterranean) ... It is with definite bodies of running water, that is, watercourses, ..."

4. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
"their meat into the lower valleys, he may be seen running at the head of the pack through the pale moonlight or glimmering borealis, ..."

5. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... he threatened to carry them in irons to England, and have them hanged there for mutiny, and running away with the fhip. ..."

6. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"running jump from both feet, land facing forward. running jump from left foot, land with 90° ... running jump from right foot, land with 90° right turn. ..."

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