Definition of "running" []

  • The act or an instance of running. (noun)
  • The power or ability to run. (noun)
  • Sports The exercise or sport of someone who runs. (noun)
  • Ongoing over a period of time: a running conversation; a running joke among us. (adjective)
  • Set in continuous or unbroken lines: running text. (adjective)
  • Maintained continuously; incessant (adjective)

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.

  • Without interruption; consecutive (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to the scheduled operation of a public vehicle (adjective)
  • Accomplished at a run (adjective)
  • (of a knot) sliding along the rope from which it is made, so as to form a noose which becomes smaller when the rope is pulled (adjective)
  • (of a wound, sore, etc) discharging pus or a serous fluid (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to operations for maintenance (adjective)
  • Prevalent; current (adjective)
  • Repeated or continuous (adjective)
  • (of certain plants, plant stems, etc) creeping along the ground (adjective)
  • Flowing (adjective)
  • (of handwriting) having the letters run together (adjective)
  • Management or organization (noun)
  • Operation or maintenance (noun)
  • Competition or a competitive situation (in the phrases in the running, out of the running) (noun)
  • The power or ability to run (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "running" in a sentence
  • "Romney spent most of the second half of his term running around the country making jokes about Massachusetts and preparing a 2008 presidential bid."
  • "The term "running quarterback" is usually met with disdain in the NFL, but if teams can't figure out how to beat it, wouldn't you want to keep at it?"
  • "I might need to do one of those promises again ... running is ok, as long as it is not 30-45C outside though ..."