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Meaning of RUNNING

Pronunciation:  'runing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of administering or being in charge of something; "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
  2. [n]  the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
  3. [n]  the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
  4. [n]  a football play in which a player runs with the ball; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
  5. [n]  the state of being in operation; "the engine is running smoothly"

RUNNING is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: run, running game, running play, track
 See Also: administration, dash, disposal, draw, draw play, end run, football play, locomotion, operation, return, rush, rushing, sprint, sweep, track and field, track meet, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Run"ning\, a.
    1. Moving or advancing by running. Specifically, of a horse;
       (a) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
       (b) trained and kept for running races; as, a running
           horse. --Law.
    2. Successive; one following the other without break or
       intervention; -- said of periods of time; as, to be away
       two days running; to sow land two years running.
    3. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
    4. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the
       facts with a running explanation. ``A running conquest.''
             What are art and science if not a running commentary
             on Nature?                            --Hare.
    5. (Bot.) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem;
       as, a running vine.
    6. (Med.) Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
    {Running block} (Mech.), a block in an arrangement of pulleys
       which rises or sinks with the weight which is raised or
    {Running board}, a narrow platform extending along the side
       of a locomotive.
    {Running bowsprit} (Naut.) Same as {Reefing bowsprit}.
    {Running days} (Com.), the consecutive days occupied on a
       voyage under a charter party, including Sundays and not
       limited to the working days. --Simmonds.
    {Running fire}, a constant fire of musketry or cannon.
    {Running gear}, the wheels and axles of a vehicle, and their
       attachments, in distinction from the body; all the working
       parts of a locomotive or other machine, in distinction
       from the framework.
    {Running hand}, a style of rapid writing in which the letters
       are usually slanted and the words formed without lifting
       the pen; -- distinguished from {round hand}.
    {Running part} (Naut.), that part of a rope that is hauled
       upon, -- in distinction from the {standing part}.
    {Running rigging} (Naut.), that part of a ship's rigging or
       ropes which passes through blocks, etc.; -- in distinction
       from {standing rigging}.
    {Running title} (Print.), the title of a book or chapter
       continued from page to page on the upper margin.
  2. \Run"ning\, n.
    The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running
    was slow.
    2. That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which
       flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as,
       the first running of a still.
    3. The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
    {At long running}, in the long run. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are running away from someone indicates an issue that you are trying to avoid. You are not taking or accepting responsibility for your actions. In particular, if you are running from an attacker or any danger, then it suggests that you are not facing and confronting your fears. Dreaming that you are trying to run but cannot make your feet move as fast as you want them to means lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. It may also reflect your actual state of REM paralysis while in the dream state. Dreaming that you are running alone means that you will advance to a higher position and surpass your friends in the race for wealth. Alternatively, you may be running from some situation or from temptation. Dreaming that you are running with others means festive and prosperous times.