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English adjective: running

1. running (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream


SamplesAs mountain stream with freely running water.
Hovels without running water.


Similargushing, jetting, pouring, spouting, spurting, squirting


Antonymsstanding

2. running continually repeated over a period of time


SamplesA running joke among us.


Similarcontinual


Antonymssporadic

3. running of advancing the ball by running


SamplesThe team's running plays worked better than its pass plays.


Domain categoryfootball, football game


Antonymspass, passing

4. running executed or initiated by running


SamplesRunning plays worked better than pass plays.
Took a running jump.
A running start.


Antonymsstanding

5. running measured lengthwise


SamplesCost of lumber per running foot.


Synonymslinear


Similarlengthways, lengthwise


Antonymscrosswise

6. running (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing


SamplesIn running (or working) order.
A functional set of brakes.


Synonymsfunctional, operative, working


Similarfunctioning


Antonymsmalfunctioning, nonfunctional


English noun: running

1. running (act) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team


SamplesThe defensive line braced to stop the run.
The coach put great emphasis on running.


Synonymsrun, running game, running play


Broader (hypernym)football play


Narrower (hyponym)draw, draw play, end run, return, reverse, rush, rushing, sweep


Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game

2. running (act) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace


SamplesHe broke into a run.
His daily run keeps him fit.


Synonymsrun


Broader (hypernym)locomotion, travel


Narrower (hyponym)dash, sprint

3. running (state) the state of being in operation


SamplesThe engine is running smoothly.


Broader (hypernym)operation

4. running (act) the act of administering or being in charge of something


SamplesHe has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time.


Broader (hypernym)administration, disposal


Narrower (hyponym)administrivia

5. running (act) the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track


Synonymstrack


Broader (hypernym)track and field


Part meronymtrack meet









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