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running

noun

Simple Definition of running

  • : the activity or sport of running

  • : the activity of managing or operating something

  • : the activity of bringing drugs, guns, etc., to a place illegally and secretly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of running

  1. 1 a :  the action of running b :  race

  2. 2 :  physical condition for running

  3. 3 :  management, care

in the running
  1. 1 :  competing in a contest

  2. 2 :  having a chance to win a contest

out of the running
  1. 1 :  not competing in a contest

  2. 2 :  having no chance of winning a contest

Examples of running in a sentence

  1. He took up running for exercise.

  2. They go running every evening.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of running

before 12th century

Rhymes with running


2

running

adjective

Simple Definition of running

  • : operating or flowing

  • : going on steadily or repeatedly for a long period of time

  • : made during the course of a process or activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of running

  1. 1 :  cursive, flowing

  2. 2 :  fluid, runny

  3. 3 a :  incessant, continuous <a running battle> b :  made during the course of a process or activity <a running commentary on the game>

  4. 4 :  measured in a straight line <cost of lumber per running foot>

  5. 5 a :  initiated or performed while running or with a running start <a running catch> <a running jump> b :  of, relating to, or being a football play in which the ball is advanced by running rather than by passing <their running game was off> c :  designed for use by runners <a running track> <running shoes>

  6. 6 :  fitted or trained for running rather than walking, trotting, or jumping <a running horse>

Examples of running in a sentence

  1. Never add fuel to a running engine.

  2. The farmer had a running battle with pests and disease.

  3. The major television stations provided running commentaries on the election results.

  4. She kept a running total of their expenses on the trip.



14th Century

First Known Use of running

14th century


3

running

adverb

Simple Definition of running

  • : following or happening one after the other

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of running

  1. :  in succession :  consecutively <three days running>

Examples of running in a sentence

  1. He has won the competition three times running.

  2. <he won the championship five times running>



1719

First Known Use of running

1719




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