See also: Running
- Present participle of run.
running (not comparable)
- Moving or advancing at a run.
- Present, current.
- running month
- Flowing; easy; cursive.
- running handwriting
- Continuous; ongoing; keeping along step by step.
- a running commentary, a running explanation
- 1778, John Hamilton Moore, A New and Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels:
- Thus a constant running fire was kept up, and no interval allowed for the enemy to stand to their guns in safety […]
- 1670, John Milton, “(please specify the page)”, in The History of Britain, that Part Especially now Call’d England. […], London: […] J[ohn] M[acock] for James Allestry, […] , →OCLC:
- a running conquest
- 1826, Julius Hare, Guesses at Truth by Two Brothers
- What are art and science if not a running commentary on Nature?
- Having a continuous design or pattern.
- running bond; running ornament
- Consecutive (much more commonly expressed by an adverb; see below).
- He won the title for three running years.
- (botany) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem.
- a running vine
- (medicine) Discharging pus.
- a running sore
- (medicine, of a nose) Discharging snot or mucus.
- Synonym: runny
- a running nose
moving by running
continuous, keeping along step by step
discharging snot or mucus
running (not comparable)
- (informal) Consecutively; in a row.
- Mom's strawberry jam won the blue ribbon at the Holland County Fair three years running.
running (countable and uncountable, plural runnings)
- The action of the verb to run.
- His running of the business leaves something to be desired.
- 2022 January 12, “Network News: Trading of Go-Ahead Group shares halted”, in RAIL, number 948, page 7:
- The train operating company owning group warned in early December that it was unable to publish its results for the year to July 3 2021, following an investigation into the running of Southeastern, which was stripped of its franchise in October [...].
- The activity of running as a form of exercise, as a sport, or for any other reason.
- Running is good exercise.
- That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation.
- the first running of a still
- The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
- (colloquial) The act of running errands.
- I'm gonna go out and do my running.
the action of the verb to run
quantity of liquid which flows in a certain time
- (colloquial) Approaching; about; roughly. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
Terms derived from running (all parts of speech)
- bungee running
- come running
- drug running
- free running
- front running
- hand running
- hit the ground running
- hitting and running
- in running order
- in the running
- off and running
- out of the running
- rat running
- retro running
- running costs
- running dictation
- running joke
- running line
- running powers
- running rail
- running shed
- running sore
- running track
- running water
- up and running
- “running”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
running m (uncountable)