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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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