Definitions for Running
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Running.
run, running, running play, running gamenoun
(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)adjective
(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.
Running is the lead single by alternative rock band Evermore, taken from their second studio album, Real Life (July 2006). It was written by backing vocalist and drummer, Dann Hume. It was issued on 3 June, ahead of the album. It was co-produced by Jon with John Alagía (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer). It peaked at No. 4 on their native RIANZ Singles Chart in New Zealand and No. 5 on their adopted country of Australia's ARIA Singles Chart.
Running refers to the act of moving forward rapidly by pushing off alternately with each foot, typically at a pace faster than walking, where both feet are momentarily off the ground between strides. It is a form of aerobic exercise and physical activity that involves a continuous and rhythmic motion of the legs and entire body, typically with the aim of covering a distance efficiently and quickly. Running can be performed both competitively, such as in races or marathons, or as a recreational activity. It is known for its cardiovascular benefits, contribution to endurance, and potential for improving overall physical fitness.
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.
Verb form of the word run.
Running is so good for you, children and adults love it.
Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Running is ranked #19105 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Running surname appeared 1,424 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Running.
91.7% or 1,306 total occurrences were White.
4% or 58 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2.2% or 32 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.9% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
0.3% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Running' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1033
Written Corpus Frequency
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
The numerical value of Running in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Running in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
We are still running into people who want it, but it's just a slow trickle, we no longer have the tap turned on as we did at the beginning with things. It literally was like somebody just turned the faucet off, after it was running, running, running.
Ask Jeb Bush if he enjoys running against me. Ask Lindsey Graham, did he enjoy running against Trump? Ask Perry, ask Gov. Perry. Ask Bobby Jindal, ask all of these guys that have gone out, do they enjoy running against Trump? I enjoy it. They don't enjoy it.
I don't mean to nitpick, but I wouldn't categorize John Fetterman as progressive, i consider John Fetterman a Democrat that's running on the same platform of ideas that every other Democrat in this race is running on. And I can't think of a Democrat running nationally that's running on anything functionally different in that regard.
I'm retiring from competitive running, not from running. Jos Hermens can not stop running, this is my life.
Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain. The scapegoat of olden times, driven off for the bystanders sins, has become a tender thing, a running injury. There, running away is me: hurt it and you are hurting me.
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Translations for Running
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- Laufen, Laufsport, rennenGerman
- control, corriendo, administración, organización, consecutivo, jogging, manejo, footing, direcciónSpanish
- در حال اجراPersian
- juokseva, juoksu, juokseminenFinnish
- in esecuzione, corsaItalian
- چل رہا ہےUrdu
- đang chạyVietnamese
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