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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)

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 "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 ..."