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Definition 1: fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for runner in the sense of this definition

(runner is a kind of ...) any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas

Definition 2: device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along - [noun denoting artifact]

(runner is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of runner ) the part of the skate that slides on the ice

(... is a kind of runner ) narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow

(... is part of runner) a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

Definition 3: a long narrow carpet - [noun denoting artifact]

(runner is a kind of ...) floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

Definition 4: a trained athlete who competes in foot races - [noun denoting person]

(runner is a kind of ...) a person trained to compete in sports

(... is a kind of runner ) someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)

(... is a kind of runner ) a runner in a one-mile race

(... is a kind of runner ) someone who runs a short distance at top speed

Definition 5: someone who imports or exports without paying duties - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for runner in the sense of this definition

(runner is a kind of ...) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

(... is a kind of runner ) someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)

(... is a kind of runner ) a smuggler of guns

(... is a kind of runner ) someone who illegally smuggles liquor across a border

Definition 6: a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for runner in the sense of this definition

(runner is a kind of ...) an athlete who plays baseball

(runner belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 7: someone who travels on foot by running - [noun denoting person]

(runner is a kind of ...) a person who changes location

(... is a kind of runner ) someone who runs a steady slow pace (usually for exercise)

Definition 8: a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents - [noun denoting person]

Samples where runner or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he sent a runner over with the contract

(runner is a kind of ...) a person who carries a message

Definition 9: (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for runner in the sense of this definition

(runner is a kind of ...) an athlete who plays American football

(... is a kind of runner ) (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass

(... is a kind of runner ) (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball

(runner belongs to category ...) any of various 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

Definition 10: a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for runner in the sense of this definition

(runner is a kind of ...) a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

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