running
noun.
(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
the defensive line braced to stop the run|the coach put great emphasis on running
noun.
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
he broke into a run|his daily run keeps him fit
Synonym: run
noun.
the state of being in operation
a running engine
noun.
the act of administering or being in charge of something
he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time
noun.
the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
Synonym: track
adj.
(of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
as mountain stream with freely running water|hovels without running water
adj.
of advancing the ball by running
the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays
adj.
executed or initiated by running
running plays worked better than pass plays|took a running jump|a running start
adj.
continually repeated over a period of time
a running joke among us
adj.
measured lengthwise
cost of lumber per running foot
Synonym: linear
adj.
(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
in running (or working) order|a functional set of brakes
Antonym: passing, standing