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Definition 1: the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for running in the sense of this definition

(running is a kind of ...) participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it

(... is part of running) a track and field competition between two or more teams

Definition 2: the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he broke into a run
  • his daily run keeps him fit

Synonyms for running in the sense of this definition

(running is a kind of ...) self-propelled movement

(... is a kind of running ) a quick run

Definition 3: the act of administering or being in charge of something - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time

(running is a kind of ...) a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

(... is a kind of running ) the tiresome but essential details that must be taken care of and tasks that must be performed in running an organization

"he sets policy and leaves all the administrivia to his assistant"

Definition 4: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the defensive line braced to stop the run
  • the coach put great emphasis on running

Synonyms for running in the sense of this definition

(running is a kind of ...) (American football) a play by the offensive team

(... is a kind of running ) (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage

(... is a kind of running ) (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

(... is a kind of running ) (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

(... is a kind of running ) (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction

(... is a kind of running ) (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line

"the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"

(running belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 5: the state of being in operation - [noun denoting state]

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

  • a running engine

(running is a kind of ...) the state of being in effect or being operative

"that rule is no longer in operation"

Definition 6: of advancing the ball by running - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays

(running 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 7: executed or initiated by running - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • running plays worked better than pass plays
  • took a running jump
  • a running start

Definition 8: (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • as mountain stream with freely running water
  • hovels without running water

(running is similar to ...) flowing profusely

"a gushing hydrant" "pouring flood waters"

(running is similar to ...) propelled violently in a usually narrow stream

Definition 9: continually repeated over a period of time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a running joke among us

(running is similar to ...) recurring regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series

"the continual banging of the shutters"

Definition 10: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • in running (or working) order
  • a functional set of brakes

Synonyms for running in the sense of this definition

(running is similar to ...) performing or able to perform its regular function

"a functioning flashlight"

Definition 11: measured lengthwise - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • cost of lumber per running foot

Synonyms for running in the sense of this definition

(running is similar to ...) running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing

"the lengthwise dimension"

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