runner

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: runner

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n
someone who travels on foot by running
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n
a long narrow carpet
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n
fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil
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n
a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents
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n
a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips
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n
device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: runner
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n someone who travels on foot by running

Types:
jogger
someone who runs a steady slow pace (usually for exercise)
Type of:
traveler, traveller
a person who changes location

n a trained athlete who competes in foot races

Examples:
Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister
English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929)
Frederick Carleton Lewis
United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
John Walker
New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
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long-distance runner, marathon runner, marathoner, road runner
someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)
miler
a runner in a one-mile race
sprinter
someone who runs a short distance at top speed
four-minute man
someone who has run the mile in less that 4 minutes
Type of:
athlete, jock
a person trained to compete in sports

n a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)

Synonyms:
base runner
Type of:
ballplayer, baseball player
an athlete who plays baseball

n (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play

Synonyms:
ball carrier
Types:
forward passer, passer
(football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass
rusher
(football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball
Type of:
football player, footballer
an athlete who plays American football
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n a long narrow carpet

Type of:
carpet, carpeting, rug
floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
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n fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil

Synonyms:
Caranx crysos, blue runner
Type of:
jack
any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
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n a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents

“he sent a runner over with the contract”
Type of:
courier, messenger
a person who carries a message

n someone who imports or exports without paying duties

Synonyms:
contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser, smuggler
Types:
coyote
someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
arms-runner, gunrunner
a smuggler of guns
rumrunner
someone who illegally smuggles liquor across a border
Type of:
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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n a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips

Synonyms:
offset, stolon
Type of:
plant organ
a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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n device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along

Types:
blade
the part of the skate that slides on the ice
ski
narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow
water ski
broad ski for skimming over water towed by a speedboat
Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
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