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run·ner

 (rŭn′ər)
n.
1.
a. Sports One who runs, as for exercise or in a race.
b. Baseball One who runs the bases.
c. Football One who carries the ball.
d. See flat1.
2. A fugitive: a runner from justice.
3.
a. One who carries messages or runs errands.
b. One who serves as an agent or collector, as for a bank or brokerage house.
c. One who solicits business, as for a hotel or store.
4.
a. A smuggler: a narcotics runner.
b. A vessel engaged in smuggling.
5. One who operates or manages something: the runner of a series of gambling operations.
6. A device in or on which something slides or moves, as:
a. The blade of a skate.
b. The supports on which a drawer slides.
7.
a. A long narrow carpet.
b. A long narrow tablecloth.
8. Metallurgy A channel along which molten metal is poured into a mold; a gate.
9. Botany
a. See stolon.
b. A twining bean plant, such as the scarlet runner.
10. Either of two fast-swimming marine fishes of the family Carangidae, the blue runner (Caranx crysos) of Atlantic waters, or the rainbow runner (Elagatis bipinnulata) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide.

runner

(ˈrʌnə)
n
1. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a person who runs, esp an athlete
2. (Banking & Finance) a messenger for a bank or brokerage firm
3. (Professions) a messenger for a bank or brokerage firm
4. (Commerce) an employee of an art or antique dealer who visits auctions to bid on desired lots
5. (Professions) an employee of an art or antique dealer who visits auctions to bid on desired lots
6. (Commerce) a person engaged in the solicitation of business
7. a person on the run; fugitive
8.
a. a person or vessel engaged in smuggling; smuggler
b. (in combination): a rum-runner.
9. a person who operates, manages, or controls something
10. (Individual Sports, other than specified)
a. either of the strips of metal or wood on which a sledge runs
b. the blade of an ice skate
11. (Ice Skating)
a. either of the strips of metal or wood on which a sledge runs
b. the blade of an ice skate
12. (Mechanical Engineering) a roller or guide for a sliding component
13. (Mechanical Engineering) a channel through which molten material enters a casting or moulding
14. (Mechanical Engineering) the rotating element of a water turbine
15. (Mountaineering) another name for running belay
16. (Animals) any of various carangid fishes of temperate and tropical seas, such as Caranx crysos (blue runner) of American Atlantic waters
17. (Botany) botany
a. a slender stem with very long internodes, as of the strawberry, that arches down to the ground and propagates by producing roots and shoots at the nodes or tip
b. a plant that propagates in this way
18. (Textiles) a strip of lace, linen, etc, placed across a table, dressing table, etc, for protection and decoration
19. (Textiles) a narrow rug or carpet, as for a passage
20. (Furniture) another word for rocker3
21. do a runner slang to run away in order to escape trouble or to avoid paying for something

run•ner

(ˈrʌn ər)

n.
1. a person, animal, or thing that runs, esp. as a racer.
2. a messenger, esp. of a bank or brokerage house.
3. Baseball. base runner.
4. Football. the ball-carrier.
5. a smuggler.
6. a vessel engaged in smuggling.
7. a person who takes and often pays off bets for a bookmaker.
8. either of the long, bladelike strips of metal or wood on which a sled or sleigh slides.
9. the blade of an ice skate.
10. a long, narrow rug.
11. a long, narrow strip of fabric used to adorn the top of a table, bureau, etc.
12.
a. a guiding or supporting strip for something that slides, as a drawer or sliding door.
13. Bot.
a. a slender stolon that runs along the surface of the ground and sends out roots and leaves at the nodes, as in the strawberry.
b. a plant that spreads by such stems.
14. Metall.
a. any of the channels in which molten metal flows from the furnace.
15. a tackle consisting of a line rove through a single block and fixed at one end.

run·ner

(rŭn′ər)
A slender stem that grows horizontally and puts down roots to form new plants. Strawberries spread by runners. Also called stolon. Compare bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber.

runner

  • runner - A blade of a skate or sled. The supports on which a drawer slides are also called runners.
  • dromedary, Bactrian - A one-hump camel is a dromedary (from Latin, meaning "swift camel," from Greek dromas, "runner") and a two-hump camel is a Bactrian (from Bactria in Asia).
  • cursor - First meant "runner" or "running messenger" and is now the moving/movable indicator on a computer screen.
  • dromomania - A mania for roaming or running (from Latin dromas, "runner").

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A stem that grows horizontally on the soil surface and roots at the nodes (leaf joints) as it spreads.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.runner - someone who imports or exports without paying dutiesrunner - someone who imports or exports without paying duties
coyote - someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
arms-runner, gunrunner - a smuggler of guns
rumrunner - someone who illegally smuggles liquor across a border
2.runner - someone who travels on foot by running
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
jogger - someone who runs a steady slow pace (usually for exercise)
3.runner - a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; "he sent a runner over with the contract"
courier, messenger - a person who carries a message
4.runner - a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)runner - a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
5.runner - a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tipsrunner - a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
6.runner - a trained athlete who competes in foot races
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
long-distance runner, marathon runner, marathoner, road runner - someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)
miler - a runner in a one-mile race
sprinter - someone who runs a short distance at top speed
7.runner - (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive playrunner - (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
football player, footballer - an athlete who plays American football
forward passer, passer - (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass
rusher - (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball
8.runner - a long narrow carpet
carpet, carpeting, rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
9.runner - device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
blade - the part of the skate that slides on the ice
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
ski - narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow
sled, sledge, sleigh - a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
10.runner - fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil
jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas

runner

noun
1. athlete, miler, sprinter, harrier, jogger a marathon runner
2. messenger, courier, errand boy, dispatch bearer a bookie's runner
3. (Botany) stem, shoot, sprout, sprig, offshoot, tendril, stolon (Botany) strawberry runners
do a runner run away, escape, flee, take off, bolt, run off, clear out, beat it (slang), abscond, decamp, take flight, hook it (slang), scarper (Brit. slang), cut and run (informal), make a run for it, do a bunk (Brit. slang), scram (informal), fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), show a clean pair of heels, skedaddle (informal), take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), take it on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang) The accountant did a runner.

runner

noun
1. A person who carries messages or is sent on errands:
2. A person who engages in smuggling:
3. A young stemlike growth arising from a plant:
Translations
إحْدى المِزْلاقَيْن في الزَحّافَهساقُ نبات مُتَسَلِّقعَدَّاءعَدّاء، مُتَسابِق في العَدْو
běžec-kyněsanicešlahoun
løbermedeskinneudløber=-mede
juoksijamattorönsy
trkač
futószántalp
hlauparimeiîur, kjálki, rennslisbjálkirengla
ランナー
경주자
bežecpoplazsanicašľahúň
tekač
löparesnedfitta
นักวิ่ง
koşucupaten demirisapkızak ayağı
người chạy

runner

[ˈrʌnəʳ]
A. N
1. (= athlete) → corredor(a) m/f; (= horse) (in race) → caballo m; (= messenger) → mensajero/a m/f (Mil) → ordenanza mf (Fin) → corredor(a) m/f
2. (= wheel) → ruedecilla f; [of sledge, aircraft] → patín m; [of skate] → cuchilla f
3. (= carpet) → alfombra f de pasillo; (= table runner) → tapete m
4. (Bot) → tallo m rastrero, estolón m
5. to do a runnerlargarse (sin pagar)
B. CPD runner bean N (Brit) → judía f (escarlata), habichuela f

runner

[ˈrʌnər] n
(= person) (in race, for pleasure)coureur/euse m/f
He's a fast runner → C'est un coureur rapide.
I am a very keen runner
BUT Je fais beaucoup de course à pied.
a marathon runner → un(e) coureur/euse m/f de marathon
(= horse) → partant m
(on sledge)patin m
(for drawer)glissière f
(= carpet) (in hall)tapis m; (on stairs)chemin m d'escalier
(= smuggler) drug runner → trafiquant de drogue
gun runner → trafiquant d'armes
(= messenger) → messager/ère m/f
to do a runner (British)prendre la poudre d'escampetterunner bean n (British)haricot m d'Espagnerunner-up [ˌrʌnərˈʌp] n (coming second)finaliste mf

runner

n
(= athlete)Läufer(in) m(f); (= horse)Rennpferd nt; (= messenger)Bote m, → Botin f, → Laufbursche m; (= smuggler)Schmuggler(in) m(f); (Bow Street) Runners (Brit, Hist) → ˜ Büttel pl; it’s a good runner, this car (inf)das Auto läuft wirklich einwandfrei
(on sledge, skate) → Kufe f; (for curtain) → Vorhangröllchen nt; (for drawer, machine part) → Laufschiene f
(= carpet, for table)Läufer m
(Bot) → Ausläufer m
to do a runner (Brit inf) → die Fliege machen (sl)

runner

[ˈrʌnəʳ] n
a. (athlete) → corridore m; (horse) → partente m
b. (of sledge, aircraft) → pattino; (of skate) → lama; (of car seat, drawer) → guida
c. (hall carpet) → guida, passatoia
d. (Bot) → stolone m

run

(ran) present participle ˈrunning: past tense ran (rӕn) : past participle run verb
1. (of a person or animal) to move quickly, faster than walking. He ran down the road.
2. to move smoothly. Trains run on rails.
3. (of water etc) to flow. Rivers run to the sea; The tap is running.
4. (of a machine etc) to work or operate. The engine is running; He ran the motor to see if it was working.
5. to organize or manage. He runs the business very efficiently.
6. to race. Is your horse running this afternoon?
7. (of buses, trains etc) to travel regularly. The buses run every half hour; The train is running late.
8. to last or continue; to go on. The play ran for six weeks.
9. to own and use, especially of cars. He runs a Rolls Royce.
10. (of colour) to spread. When I washed my new dress the colour ran.
11. to drive (someone); to give (someone) a lift. He ran me to the station.
12. to move (something). She ran her fingers through his hair; He ran his eyes over the letter.
13. (in certain phrases) to be or become. The river ran dry; My blood ran cold (= I was afraid).
noun
1. the act of running. He went for a run before breakfast.
2. a trip or drive. We went for a run in the country.
3. a length of time (for which something continues). He's had a run of bad luck.
4. a ladder (in a stocking etc). I've got a run in my tights.
5. the free use (of a place). He gave me the run of his house.
6. in cricket, a batsman's act of running from one end of the wicket to the other, representing a single score. He scored/made 50 runs for his team.
7. an enclosure or pen. a chicken-run.
ˈrunner noun
1. a person who runs. There are five runners in this race.
2. the long narrow part on which a sledge etc moves. He polished the runners of the sledge; an ice-skate runner.
3. a long stem of a plant which puts down roots.
ˈrunning adjective
1. of or for running. running shoes.
2. continuous. a running commentary on the football match.
adverb
one after another; continuously. We travelled for four days running.
ˈrunny adjective
liquid; watery. Do you like your egg yolk firm or runny?; The baby has a runny nose.
ˈrunaway noun
a person, animal etc that runs away. The police caught the two runaways; (also adjective) a runaway horse.
ˌrunˈdown adjective
tired or exhausted because one has worked too hard. He feels run-down.
ˌrunner-ˈup noun
a person, thing etc that is second in a race or competition. My friend won the prize and I was the runner-up.
ˈrunway noun
a wide path from which aircraft take off and on which they land. The plane landed on the runway.
in/out of the running
having (no) chance of success. She's in the running for the job of director.
on the run
escaping; running away. He's on the run from the police.
run across
to meet. I ran across an old friend.
run after
to chase. The dog ran after a cat.
run aground
(of a ship) to become stuck on rocks etc.
run along
to go away. Run along now, children!
run away
1. to escape. He ran away from school.
2. (with with) to steal. He ran away with all her money.
3. (with with) to go too fast etc to be controlled by. The horse ran away with him.
run down
1. (of a clock, battery etc) to finish working. My watch has run down – it needs rewinding.
2. (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down. I was run down by a bus.
3. to speak badly of. He is always running me down.
run for
to stand for election for. He is running for president.
run for it
to try to escape. Quick – run for it!
run in
to get (a new engine etc) working properly.
run into
1. to meet. I ran into her in the street.
2. to crash into or collide with. The car ran into a lamp-post.
run its course
to develop or happen in the usual way. The fever ran its course.
run off
1. to print or copy. I want 500 copies run off at once.
2. (with with) to steal or take away. He ran off with my wife.
run out
1. (of a supply) to come to an end. The food has run out.
2. (with of) to have no more. We've run out of money.
run over
1. (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down or drive over. Don't let the dog out of the garden or he'll get run over.
2. to repeat for practice. Let's run over the plan again.
run a temperature
to have a fever.
run through
to look at, deal with etc, one after another. He ran through their instructions.
run to
to have enough money for. We can't run to a new car this year.
run up
1. to hoist (a flag).
2. to make quickly or roughly. I can run up a dress in a couple of hours.
3. to collect up, accumulate (debts). He ran up an enormous bill.
run wild
to go out of control. They let their children run wild; The garden was running wild.

runner

عَدَّاء běžec løber Läufer δρομέας corredor juoksija coureur trkač corridore ランナー 경주자 hardloper løper biegacz corredor бегун löpare นักวิ่ง koşucu người chạy 奔跑者
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Well, I guess this will hold Beecher for a while," said Tom, the night of the arrival of Mary's letter, and after he had written one in answer, which was dispatched by a runner to the nearest place whence mail could be forwarded.
The news had been brought, toward the decline of a day in midsummer, by an Indian runner, who also bore an urgent request from Munro, the commander of a work on the shore of the "holy lake," for a speedy and powerful reinforcement.
On the morrow, at dawn, I sent a runner to Bulalio, chief of the People of the Axe, saying that a messenger came to him from Dingaan, the king, who desired to speak with him in peace within the gates of his kraal.
All the time he was jerking out these phrases he was stumping up and down the tavern on his crutch, slapping tables with his hand, and giving such a show of excitement as would have convinced an Old Bailey judge or a Bow Street runner.
I was a quick runner, and it did not take me very long to come up with him.
I am a runner,' answered he; 'and so that I shall not go too quickly, I have unstrapped one leg; when I run with two legs, I go faster than a bird flies.
It was William-a-Trent, the best runner among the Sheriff's men.
I am old and move slowly, and the slower runner has overtaken me, and my accusers are keen and quick, and the faster runner, who is unrighteousness, has overtaken them.
Furthermore, I could see from the shortness of his legs that the brute himself was no jumper and probably no runner.
She did not know that a runner had been dispatched to the distant village of The Sheik to barter with him for a ransom.
It is a good way round from the West Cliff by the Draw-bridge to Tate Hill Pier, but your correspondent is a fairly good runner, and came well ahead of the crowd.
I have left as much more behind me for my children, but am flying because I killed Orsilochus son of Idomeneus, the fleetest runner in Crete.