- a person, animal, or thing that runs; specif.,
- a racer
- Baseball base runner
- Football a player running with the ball
- a person who runs errands, carries messages, etc., as for a bank or brokerage house
- a smuggler
- a person who operates or manages something, as a machine
- a long, narrow, decorative cloth for the top of a table, chest of drawers, etc.
- a long, narrow rug, as for a hall or corridor
- a long ravel, as in hose; run
- a long, slender, horizontal trailing stem that puts out roots along or just below the ground at its tip or its nodes, thus producing new plants; stolon
- any plant that spreads in this way, as the strawberry
- any of various twining plants: the scarlet runner
- something on or in which something else moves, as a sliding part in machinery or the support along which a sliding door moves
- either of the long, narrow pieces of metal or wood on which a sled or sleigh slides
- the blade of a skate
- a ring, loop, etc. that can slide along a strap, rod, etc., often one to which another part or parts can be attached
- Metallurgy a channel through which molten metal is poured into a mold; gate
- Zool. any of various edible jack fishes of warm seas, as a bluish species (Caranx crysos) and a striped bluish species (Elagatis bipinnulata)
Origin of runnerMiddle English renner
- a. Sports One who runs, as for exercise or in a race.b. Baseball One who runs the bases.c. Football One who carries the ball.d. See flat1.
- A fugitive: a runner from justice.
- a. One who carries messages or runs errands.b. One who serves as an agent or collector, as for a bank or brokerage house.c. One who solicits business, as for a hotel or store.
- a. A smuggler: a narcotics runner.b. A vessel engaged in smuggling.
- One who operates or manages something: the runner of a series of gambling operations.
- A device in or on which something slides or moves, as:a. The blade of a skate.b. The supports on which a drawer slides.
- a. A long narrow rug.b. A long narrow tablecloth.
- Metallurgy A channel along which molten metal is poured into a mold; a gate.
- Botany a. See stolon.b. A twining bean plant, such as the scarlet runner.
- Either of two fast-swimming marine fishes of the family Carangidae, the blue runner (Caranx crysos) of Atlantic waters, or the rainbow runner (Elagatis bipinnulata) of tropical and subtropical waters worldwide.
- Agent noun of run; somebody who runs:
- Somebody who moves at a fast pace.
- The first runner to cross the finish line wins the race.
- Somebody who controls or manages (e.g. a system).
- Somebody who moves at a fast pace.
- (slang) A quick escape away from a scene.
- He did a runner after robbing the drugstore
- A type of soft-soled shoe originally intended for runners, compare trainer; a sneaker.
- A part of an apparatus that moves quickly
- After the cycle completes, the runner travels back quickly to be in place for the next cycle.
- A mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface.
- A strip of fabric used to decorate a table.
- The red runner makes the table so festive.
- A long, narrow carpet for a high traffic area such as a hall or stairs.
- How about we put down a clear runner in the front hall.
- (cricket) A player who runs for a batsman who is too injured to run; he is dressed exactly as the injured batsman, and carries a bat.
- (baseball) A player who runs the bases.
- (Australian rules football) A person (from one or the other team) who runs out onto the field during the game to take verbal instructions from the coach to the players. A runner mustn't interfere with play, and may have to wear an identifying shirt to make clear his or her purpose on the field.
- The runner was out at second.
- (slang) A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly.
- (botany) A long stolon sent out by a plant (such as strawberry), in order to root new plantlets.
- (climbing) A short sling with a karabiner on either end, used to link the climbing rope to a bolt or other protection such as a nut or friend.
- (poker slang) A competitor in a poker tournament.
- A restaurant employee responsible for taking food from the kitchens to the tables.
- A leaping food fish (Elagatis pinnulatis) of Florida and the West Indies; the skipjack, shoemaker, or yellowtail.
run + -er.
runner - Investment & Finance Definition
A person employed by a futures trading company who delivers price orders to the floor broker in the pit and then returns the completed order to the desk where the order completion is verbally confirmed and entered into the computer system.