Definitions for runningˈrʌn ɪŋ
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run, running, running play, running game(noun)
(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
"the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
"he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
the state of being in operation
"the engine is running smoothly"
the act of administering or being in charge of something
"he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
(of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
"as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"
continually repeated over a period of time
"a running joke among us"
of advancing the ball by running
"the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
executed or initiated by running
"running plays worked better than pass plays"; "took a running jump"; "a running start"
"cost of lumber per running foot"
running(a), operative, functional, working(a)(adj)
(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
"in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
The action of the verb to run.
His running of the business leaves something to be desired.
The activity of running as a form of exercise, as a sport, or for any other reason
consecutively; in a row
Mom's strawberry jam won the blue ribbon at the Holland County Fair three years running.
That which runs or run.
moving or advancing by running
having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer
trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse
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
flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand
continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation
extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine
discharging pus; as, a running sore
the act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow
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
the discharge from an ulcer or other sore
Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. It is simply defined in athletics terms as a gait in which at regular points during the running cycle both feet are off the ground. This is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground, the legs are kept mostly straight and the center of gravity vaults over the stance leg or legs in an inverted pendulum fashion. A characteristic feature of a running body from the viewpoint of spring-mass mechanics is that changes in kinetic and potential energy within a stride occur simultaneously, with energy storage accomplished by springy tendons and passive muscle elasticity. The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting. The ancestors of mankind developed the ability to run for long distances about four and a half million years ago, probably in order to hunt animals. Competitive running grew out of religious festivals in various areas. Records of competitive racing date back to the Tailteann Games in Ireland in 1829 BCE, while the first recorded Olympic Games took place in 776 BCE.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An activity in which the body is propelled by moving the legs rapidly. Running is performed at a moderate to rapid pace and should be differentiated from JOGGING, which is performed at a much slower pace.
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Rank popularity for the word 'running' in Written Corpus Frequency: #733
Rank popularity for the word 'running' in Nouns Frequency: #1735
Rank popularity for the word 'running' in Adjectives Frequency: #795
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