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 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"

  2. run, runningnoun

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

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

  3. runningnoun

    the state of being in operation

    "the engine is running smoothly"

  4. runningnoun

    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, runningadjective

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

  6. running(a)adjective

    (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream

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

  7. running(a)adjective

    continually repeated over a period of time

    "a running joke among us"

  8. running(a)adjective

    of advancing the ball by running

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

  9. running(a)adjective

    executed or initiated by running

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

  10. linear, running(a)adjective

    measured lengthwise

    "cost of lumber per running foot"

  11. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. runningnoun

    The action of the verb to run.

    His running of the business leaves something to be desired.

  2. runningnoun

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

  3. runningadverb

    consecutively; in a row

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

  4. runningadjective

    That which runs or run.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Running

    of Run

  2. Runningadjective

    moving or advancing by running

  3. Runningadjective

    having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer

  4. Runningadjective

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

  5. Runningadjective

    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. Runningadjective

    flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand

  7. Runningadjective

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

  8. Runningadjective

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

  9. Runningadjective

    discharging pus; as, a running sore

  10. Runningnoun

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

  11. Runningnoun

    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. Runningnoun

    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. runningverb

    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

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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. Representative Mac Thornberry:

    Now we hear reports of National Security Council staffers running misinformation campaigns targeted at Congress and the press.

  2. Arthur Koestler:

    God seems to have left the receiver off the hook and time is running out.

  3. Craig Kimbrel:

    I'm not going to lie. I had no idea until the last out and everybody came running out.

  4. The President:

    The actions of extremists are becoming more and more widespread, we are running into attempts of using so-called color technologies, from organizing illegal street protests to open propaganda (expressing) hatred in social networks.

  5. Randi Zuckerberg:

    My dad, funny enough, right before each of us went to college offered us the options of going to college or like investing in a franchise and running it.

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