running

Primary Meanings of running

1.
nadj
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
executed or initiated by running
2.
nadj
the state of being in operation
continually repeated over a period of time
3.
adj
(of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
4.
adj
measured lengthwise
Full Definitions of running
1

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

Synonyms:
run
Types:
dash, sprint
a quick run
break
a sudden dash
Type of:
locomotion, travel
self-propelled movement

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

Synonyms:
track
Type of:
track and field
participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it

n (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Synonyms:
run, running game, running play
Types:
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draw, draw play
(American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
end run, sweep
(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
return
(American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
reverse
(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
rush, rushing
(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
double reverse
(American football) a running play in which a first reverse is followed by a second reverse
Type of:
football play
(American football) a play by the offensive team

adj executed or initiated by running

running plays worked better than pass plays”
“took a running jump”
“a running start”
Antonyms:
standing
executed in or initiated from a standing position

adj of advancing the ball by running

“the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays”
Antonyms:
pass, passing
of advancing the ball by throwing it
2

n the state of being in operation

“the engine is running smoothly”
Type of:
operation
the state of being in effect or being operative

n the act of administering or being in charge of something

“he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time”
Types:
administrivia
the tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organization
Type of:
administration, disposal
a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

adj continually repeated over a period of time

“a running joke among us”
Synonyms:
continual
occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series

adj (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

“in running (or working) order”
Synonyms:
functional, operative, working
functioning
performing or able to perform its regular function
3

adj (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream

“as mountain stream with freely running water”
“hovels without running water”
Synonyms:
gushing, pouring
flowing profusely
jetting, spouting, spurting, squirting
propelled violently in a usually narrow stream
Antonyms:
standing
(of fluids) not moving or flowing
dead, stagnant
not circulating or flowing
slack
flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
still
free from noticeable current
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adj measured lengthwise

“cost of lumber per running foot”
Synonyms:
linear
lengthways, lengthwise
running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing

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