Definition of Running


  • the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
  • the act of administering or being in charge of something
    "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
  • the state of being in operation
    "the engine is running smoothly"
  • the act of running
    traveling on foot at a fast pace
    "he broke into a run"
    "his daily run keeps him fit"
  • (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"
    - running play - running game


  • (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
    "in running (or working) order"
    "a functional set of brakes"
  • measured lengthwise
    "cost of lumber per running foot"
  • executed or initiated by running
    "running plays worked better than pass plays"
    "took a running jump"
    "a running start"
  • of advancing the ball by running
    "the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  • continually repeated over a period of time
    "a running joke among us"
  • (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
    "as mountain stream with freely running water"
    "hovels without running water"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble running

34 unscramble word found using the letters running.

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