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Definition of "runner" []

  • Sports One who competes in a race. (noun)
  • Baseball One who runs the bases. (noun)
  • Football One who carries the ball. (noun)
  • A fugitive. (noun)
  • One who carries messages or runs errands. (noun)
  • A person who runs, esp an athlete (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A messenger for a bank or brokerage firm (noun)
  • An employee of an art or antique dealer who visits auctions to bid on desired lots (noun)
  • A person engaged in the solicitation of business (noun)
  • A person on the run; fugitive (noun)
  • A person or vessel engaged in smuggling; smuggler (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A person who operates, manages, or controls something (noun)
  • Either of the strips of metal or wood on which a sledge runs (noun)
  • The blade of an ice skate (noun)
  • A roller or guide for a sliding component (noun)
  • A channel through which molten material enters a casting or moulding (noun)
  • The rotating element of a water turbine (noun)
  • Any of various carangid fishes of temperate and tropical seas, such as Caranx crysos (blue runner) of American Atlantic waters (noun)
  • A slender stem with very long internodes, as of the strawberry, that arches down to the ground and propagates by producing roots and shoots at the nodes or tip (noun)
  • A plant that propagates in this way (noun)
  • A strip of lace, linen, etc, placed across a table, dressing table, etc, for protection and decoration (noun)
  • A narrow rug or carpet, as for a passage (noun)

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Use "runner" in a sentence
  • "Inside four overs they had lost Andrew Strauss to Chris Gayle, who batted with a runner and then bowled the third over, without a ­runner, ­presumably because he doesn't actually run, and Owais Shah, caught at the wicket having a wipe."
  • "K. WALDEN: He is what we call a runner, and when given the opportunity he will take off."
  • "On a more encouraging note, the Democratic front-runner is out-earning her."