HyperDic: running

English > 11 senses of the word running:
ADJECTIVEallrunning(of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
allrunningcontinually repeated over a period of time
allrunningof advancing the ball by running
allrunningexecuted or initiated by running
allrunning, linearmeasured lengthwise
allrunning, operative, functional, working(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
NOUNactrunning, run, running play, running game(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
actrunning, runthe act of running
staterunningthe state of being in operation
actrunningthe act of administering or being in charge of something
actrunning, trackthe act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
running > pronunciation
Soundsrah'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > running: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream.
Examples
  • "as mountain stream with freely running water"
  • "hovels without running water"
Narrowergushing, pouringFlowing profusely
jetting, spouting, spurting, squirtingpropelled violently in a usually narrow stream
Oppositestanding(of fluids) not moving or flowing
Spanishcorriente, manante, potable, que fluye, que mana
English > running: 11 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcontinually repeated over a period of time.
Example"a running joke among us"
BroadercontinualOccurring without interruption
English > running: 11 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf advancing the ball by running.
Example"the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
Oppositepassing, passOf advancing the ball by throwing it
English > running: 11 senses > adjective 4
Meaningexecuted or initiated by running.
Examples
  • "running plays worked better than pass plays"
  • "took a running jump"
  • "a running start"
Oppositestandingexecuted in or initiated from a standing position
English > running: 11 senses > adjective 5
MeaningMeasured lengthwise.
Example"cost of lumber per running foot"
Synonymlinear
Broaderlengthwise, lengthwaysRunning or extending in the direction of the length of a thing
English > running: 11 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing.
Example"in running (or working) order"
Synonymsoperative, functional, working
BroaderfunctioningPerforming or able to perform its regular function
Spanishfuncional, operativo
Catalanoperatiu
English > running: 11 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team.
Example "the coach put great emphasis on running"
Synonymsrun, running play, running game
CategoryAmerican football, American football gameA game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
Narrowerdraw, 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
Broaderfootball play(American football) a play by the offensive team
Verbsrunrun with the ball
English > running: 11 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace.
Synonymrun
Narrowerdash, sprintA quick run
Broaderlocomotion, travelself-propelled movement
Spanishcarrera
Catalancorreguda
Verbsrunmove fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
English > running: 11 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe state of being in operation.
Example"the engine is running smoothly"
BroaderoperationThe state of being in effect or being operative
Verbsrunbe operating, running or functioning
English > running: 11 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of administering or being in charge of something.
Example"he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
NarroweradministriviaThe tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organization
Broaderadministration, disposalA method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
Verbsrundirect or control
English > running: 11 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track.
Synonymtrack
Part oftrack meetA track and field competition between two or more teams
Broadertrack and fieldparticipating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it
Spanishcarrera a pie, carrera
Verbsruncompete in a race

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