What does RUNNER mean?

Definitions for RUNNER
ˈrʌn ərRUNNER

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smuggler, runner, contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser(noun)

    someone who imports or exports without paying duties

  2. runner(noun)

    someone who travels on foot by running

  3. runner(noun)

    a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents

    "he sent a runner over with the contract"

  4. base runner, runner(noun)

    a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)

  5. stolon, runner, offset(noun)

    a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

  6. runner(noun)

    a trained athlete who competes in foot races

  7. ball carrier, runner(noun)

    (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play

  8. runner(noun)

    a long narrow carpet

  9. runner(noun)

    device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along

  10. runner, blue runner, Caranx crysos(noun)

    fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil


  1. runner(Noun)

    Agent noun of run; somebody who runs.

  2. runner(Noun)

    A quick escape away from a scene.

    He did a runner after robbing the drugstore

  3. runner(Noun)

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

  4. runner(Noun)

    A part of an apparatus that moves quickly

    After the cycle completes, the runner travels back quickly to be in place for the next cycle.

  5. runner(Noun)

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

  6. runner(Noun)

    A strip of fabric used to decorate a table.

    The red runner makes the table so festive.

  7. runner(Noun)

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

    How about we put down a clear runner in the front hall.

  8. runner(Noun)

    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.

  9. runner(Noun)

    A player who runs the bases.

  10. runner(Noun)

    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.

    The runner was out at second.

  11. runner(Noun)

    A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly.

  12. runner(Noun)

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

  13. runner(Noun)

    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.

  14. runner(Noun)

    A competitor in a poker tournament.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Runner(noun)

    one who, or that which, runs; a racer

  2. Runner(noun)

    a detective

  3. Runner(noun)

    a messenger

  4. Runner(noun)

    a smuggler

  5. Runner(noun)

    one employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc

  6. Runner(noun)

    a slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil

  7. Runner(noun)

    the rotating stone of a set of millstones

  8. Runner(noun)

    a rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle

  9. Runner(noun)

    one of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice

  10. Runner(noun)

    a horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel

  11. Runner(noun)

    a trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed

  12. Runner(noun)

    the movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached

  13. Runner(noun)

    a food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water

  14. Runner(noun)

    any cursorial bird

  15. Runner(noun)

    a movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone

  16. Runner(noun)

    a tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding

  17. Origin: [From Run.]


  1. Runner

    Sheppard and his team attempt to locate Lieutenant Ford, only to find themselves captives of a former soldier who is being hunted by the Wraith.

Editors Contribution

  1. runner

    Runner (noun) a person that part in a game or sports.

    Runner is the one who delivers message or reports to a location.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 27, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RUNNER' in Nouns Frequency: #2297

How to pronounce RUNNER?

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How to say RUNNER in sign language?

  1. runner


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RUNNER in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RUNNER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of RUNNER in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Cane:

    Even the most focused and disciplined runner will zone out at times.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    Guys, we have a con artist as the front-runner of the Republican Party.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Training. Guts. Teamwork. What made Flo a great runner also made him a great soldier.

  4. Barack Obama:

    I'm sure the Republicans are enjoying Mr. Trump's current dominance as the front-runner.

  5. Steve Sinko:

    The faster The Runner can go, the happier The Runner is, the Runner loves being out there.

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