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1 someone who imports or exports without paying duties [syn: smuggler, contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser]
2 someone who travels on foot by running
3 a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; "he sent a runner over with the contract"
4 a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base) [syn: base runner]
5 a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips [syn: stolon, offset]
6 a trained athlete who competes in foot races
7 a long narrow carpet
8 device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
9 fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil [syn: blue runner, Caranx crysos]

User Contributed Dictionary




-er run


  1. Agent noun of run; somebody who runs.
  2. A quick escape away from a scene.
    He did a runner after robbing the drugstore
  3. A type of soft-soled shoe originally intended for runners, cf trainer; a sneaker.
  4. A part of an apparatus that moves quickly
    After the cycle completes, the runner travels back quickly to be in place for the next cycle.
  5. A mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface.
  6. A strip of fabric used to decorate a table.
    The red runner makes the table so festive.
  7. A protective carpet cover for a high traffic area.
    How about we put down a clear runner in the front hall.
  8. (scuffleball) a forward playing position.
  9. a player who runs for a batsman who is too injured to run; he is dressed exactly as the injured batsman, and carries a bat.
  10. A player who runs the bases.
  11. A person (from one or the other team) who runs out onto the field during the game to take verbal instructions from the coach to the players. A runner mustn't interfere with play, and may have to wear an identifying shirt to make clear his or her purpose on the field.
    The runner was out at second.
  12. A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly.
  13. A long stolon sent out by a plant (such as strawberry), in order to root new plantlets.


somebody who runs
  • Finnish: juoksija
  • French: courreur
  • German: Läufer
  • Hungarian: futó
  • Italian: podista, corridore
  • Swedish: löpare
a quick escape away from a scene
part of unevenly burning cigarette
  • Swedish: snedfitta
a mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface
a strip of fabric used to decorate a table
a protective carpet cover for a high traffic area
  • Finnish: matto

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runner in Japanese: ランナー

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