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Definitions of runner

  1. a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. someone who imports or exports without paying duties Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; "he sent a runner over with the contract" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. someone who travels on foot by running Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a trained athlete who competes in foot races Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a long narrow carpet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. One that starts from the scratch; hence, one of first-rate ability. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A smuggler. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The rotating stone of a set of millstones. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Any cursorial bird. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; - called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. One who runs; a racer; a messenger; one of the pieces on which a sleigh, skate, or sled moves; a slender trailing branch that takes root at the end or joints. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. One who or that which runs: a racer: a messenger: a rooting stem that runs along the ground: the moving stone of a mill: a rope to increase the power of a tackle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. One who runs; messenger; bar on which a sled slides; rooting stem that runs along the ground. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. One who or that which runs; a messenger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. That part on which an object, as a sled, runs or slides. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A slender, prostrate stem that takes root, forming new plants. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. One that runs; a racer; a messenger; a prostrate shooting sprig; the moving stone of a mill; one of the curseres; a rope to increase the mechanical power of a tackle; the keel of a slide. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. He who or that which runs; a messenger; a pulley; a wheel; the support of a sleigh; in bot., a leafy shoot; a slender prostrate stem rooting at the joints; to let run, to allow to pass or move freely; to run after, to pursue or follow; to endeavour to obtain; to run amuck, to run wildlyand madly; to act entirely wihout discrimination; to run at, to attack with sudden violence; to run away with, to carry off; to drag rapidly and with violence, as a horse running off; to run down, to chase to exhaustion, as a fox; to crush or overthrow; to traduce or censure; to run down a coast, to sail along it; to run down a ship, to run against her and sink her; to run on, to continue in the same line or course; to run out, to waste; to exhaust; to come to an end; to run over, to verflow; to recount cursorily; to go over, as by riding or driving; to examine; to run riot, to go to the utmost excess; to run through, to expend; to waste; to pierce, aswith a sword; to run up, to build hastily, as a house; to swell or increase, as an account; to erect; in the long-run, at last; in the end or final result; the common run, the generality of people; ordinary course or kind; a sheep-run, a range or large extent of gournd for feeding a flock. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. A slender prostrate stem which roots at the nodes, as in the strawberry. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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  1. Then she noticed the bending figure of the keeper opening the notch of the furnace; instantly there was a roar of sparks, and a blinding white gush of molten iron flowing like water down into the sand runner – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. I am the best runner of my size in the school," he cried out, as he kept close to me; " if you beat me, your fame is established, and the fellows will treat you with respect after that." – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
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