The act or an instance of running.2. Continuous over a duration of time: a running conversation; a running joke amongst us.2. Printed at the top or bottom of every page or every other page: a running title; a running footer.adv. (postpositive) without interruption; consecutive: he lectured for two hours running. (of handwriting) having the letters run togethern13.
run · ning( rŭn ′ ĭng) n. 1. The act or an instance of running.2. The power or capability to run.3. Sports The workout or sport of someone who runs.adj.1. Continuous over a period of time: a running discussion; a running joke among us.2. Set in constant or unbroken lines: running text.3. Printed on top or bottom of every page or every other page: a running title; a running footer.adv. In a consecutive way: four years running.Idioms: in the running1. Gone into as a competitor in a competition.2. Having the possibility of winning or placing well in a competitors. out of the running1. Not gotten in as a contender in a competition.2. Having no possibility of winning or positioning well in a competition.American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.running (ˈrʌnɪŋ) adj1. maintained constantly; perpetual: a running fight; running commentary. 2. (postpositive) without disruption; successive: he lectured for 2 hours running. 3. relating or representing to the set up operation of a public automobile: the running time of a train. 4. accomplished at a run: a running jump. 5. (Knots) (of a knot) sliding along the rope from which it is made, so regarding form a noose which ends up being smaller sized when the rope is pulled6. (Pathology) (of an injury, aching, etc) releasing pus or a serous fluid7. representing or relating to operations for maintenance: running repairs. 8. common; current: running rates. 9. repeated or continuous: a running style. 10. (Botany) (of specific plants, plant stems, etc) creeping along the ground11. streaming: running water. 12. (of handwriting) having the letters run togethern13. management or organization: the running of a business. 14. operation or upkeep: the running of a maker. 15. competitors or a competitive circumstance (in the expressions in the running, out of the running) 16. make the going to set the speed in a competition or race17. uncommon the power or capability to runCollins English Dictionary– Unabridged and complete, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014run – ning (ˈrʌn ɪŋ) n. 1. the act of one that runs. 2. management; direction: the running of an organization. 3. an act or instance of racing: the 113th running of the Kentucky Derby. 4. the condition of a track or surface area to be run or raced on. 5. the quantity, quality, or type of a liquid circulation. adj. 6. (of a horse) a. proceeding or going at a gallop. b. trained to continue at a gallop. 7. creeping or climbing, as plants. 8. moving or proceeding smoothly. 9. slipping or moving quickly, as a knot. 10. functioning or running, as a device. 11. (of measurement) linear; straight-line. 12. flowing or fluid. 13. continued continually: a running commentary. 14. carried out with or throughout a run: a running leap. 15. discharging pus or other matter: a running aching. 16. Naut. noting any of numerous objects or assemblages of objects that may be moved in normal usage: running bowsprit; running gaff. adv. 17. in succession; consecutively: 3 nights running. Idioms: 1. in the running, a. taking part as a competitor. b. under consideration as a prospect. 2. out of the running, a. not competing. b. not among the finalists. [1150– 1200] Random House Kernerman Websters College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights booked.