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English noun: runner

1. runner (person) someone who imports or exports without paying duties


Synonymscontrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser, smuggler


Broader (hypernym)criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw


Narrower (hyponym)arms-runner, coyote, gunrunner, rumrunner

2. runner (person) someone who travels on foot by running


Broader (hypernym)traveler, traveller


Narrower (hyponym)jogger

3. runner (person) a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents


SamplesHe sent a runner over with the contract.


Broader (hypernym)courier, messenger

4. runner (person) a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)


Synonymsbase runner


Broader (hypernym)ballplayer, baseball player


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

5. runner (plant) a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips


Synonymsoffset, stolon


Broader (hypernym)plant organ

6. runner (person) a trained athlete who competes in foot races


Broader (hypernym)athlete, jock


Narrower (hyponym)long-distance runner, marathon runner, marathoner, miler, road runner, sprinter

7. runner (person) (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play


Synonymsball carrier


Broader (hypernym)football player, footballer


Narrower (hyponym)forward passer, passer, rusher


Domain categoryfootball, football game

8. runner (artifact) a long narrow carpet


Broader (hypernym)carpet, carpeting, rug

9. runner (artifact) device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)blade, ski


Part meronymsled, sledge, sleigh

10. runner (animal) fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil


Synonymsblue runner, Caranx crysos


Broader (hypernym)jack









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