running

78 ENTRIES FOUND:

1running

noun

: 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

Full Definition of RUNNING

1
a :  the action of running
b :  race
2
:  physical condition for running
3
in the running
1
:  competing in a contest
2
:  having a chance to win a contest
out of the running
1
:  not competing in a contest
2
:  having no chance of winning a contest

Examples of RUNNING

  1. He took up running for exercise.
  2. They go running every evening.

First Known Use of RUNNING

before 12th century

Rhymes with RUNNING

2running

adjective

: operating or flowing

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

: made during the course of a process or activity

Full Definition of RUNNING

2
:  fluid, runny
3
a :  incessant, continuous <a running battle>
b :  made during the course of a process or activity <a running commentary on the game>
4
:  measured in a straight line <cost of lumber per running foot>
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
:  fitted or trained for running rather than walking, trotting, or jumping <a running horse>

Examples of RUNNING

  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.

First Known Use of RUNNING

14th century

3running

adverb

: following or happening one after the other

Full Definition of RUNNING

:  in succession :  consecutively <three days running>

Examples of RUNNING

  1. He has won the competition three times running.
  2. <he won the championship five times running>

First Known Use of RUNNING

1719

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