What does running mean?

Definitions for running
ˈrʌn ɪŋrun·ning

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word running.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. run, running(noun)

    the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

    "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"

  3. running(noun)

    the state of being in operation

    "the engine is running smoothly"

  4. running(noun)

    the act of administering or being in charge of something

    "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"

  5. track, running(adj)

    the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track

  6. running(a)(adj)

    (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream

    "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"

  7. running(a)(adj)

    continually repeated over a period of time

    "a running joke among us"

  8. running(a)(adj)

    of advancing the ball by running

    "the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"

  9. running(a)(adj)

    executed or initiated by running

    "running plays worked better than pass plays"; "took a running jump"; "a running start"

  10. linear, running(a)(adj)

    measured lengthwise

    "cost of lumber per running foot"

  11. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. running(Noun)

    The action of the verb to run.

    His running of the business leaves something to be desired.

  2. running(Noun)

    The activity of running as a form of exercise, as a sport, or for any other reason

  3. running(Adverb)

    consecutively; in a row

    Mom's strawberry jam won the blue ribbon at the Holland County Fair three years running.

  4. running(Adjective)

    That which runs or run.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Running

    of Run

  2. Running(adj)

    moving or advancing by running

  3. Running(adj)

    having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer

  4. Running(adj)

    trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse

  5. Running(adj)

    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

  6. Running(adj)

    flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand

  7. Running(adj)

    continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation

  8. Running(adj)

    extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine

  9. Running(adj)

    discharging pus; as, a running sore

  10. Running(noun)

    the act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow

  11. Running(noun)

    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

  12. Running(noun)

    the discharge from an ulcer or other sore

Freebase

  1. Running

    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

  1. Running

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. running

    Verb form of the word run.

    Running is so good for you, children and adults love it.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'running' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1033

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'running' in Written Corpus Frequency: #733

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'running' in Nouns Frequency: #1735

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'running' in Adjectives Frequency: #795

How to pronounce running?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say running in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of running in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of running in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of running in a Sentence

  1. Even China:

    Even China has now joined the negative feedback loop that is running between commodity deflation, growth and deleveraging trends...( and) we believe the net commodity market effects are bearish.

  2. Zhang Liangui:

    The fact that North Koreans are running over the border to China shows that North Korea's regulation of the border is seriously problematic, they have neglected it.

  3. Chief Executive Doug McMillon:

    We can deliver stronger financial performance in the short-term simply by running our core business better but that wo n’t be enough.

  4. Michael Wood:

    This book is startling in its range of voices and registers, running from the patois of the street posse to The Book of Revelation, it is a representation of political times and places, from the CIA intervention in Jamaica to the early years of crack gangs in New York and Miami.

  5. Kamala Harris:

    I'm not putting my name in for consideration. I do not wish to be considered. I am running for the United States Senate.

Images & Illustrations of running

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