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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)

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.

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."