- runner [run′ər]n.[ME renner]1. a person, animal, or thing that runs; specif.,a) a racer☆ b) Baseball BASE RUNNER☆ c) Football a player running with the ball2. a person who runs errands, carries messages, etc., as for a bank or brokerage house3. a smuggler4. a person who operates or manages something, as a machine5.a) a long, narrow, decorative cloth for the top of a table, chest of drawers, etc.b) a long, narrow rug, as for a hall or corridor6. a long ravel, as in hose; run7.a) 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; stolonb) any plant that spreads in this way, as the strawberry8. any of various twining plants [the scarlet runner]9. something on or in which something else moves, as a sliding part in machinery or the support along which a sliding door moves☆ 10. either of the long, narrow pieces of metal or wood on which a sled or sleigh slides☆ 11. the blade of a skate12. a ring, loop, etc. that can slide along a strap, rod, etc., often one to which another part or parts can be attached13. Metallurgy a channel through which molten metal is poured into a mold; gate14. Zool. any of various edible jack fishes of warm seas, as a bluish species ( Caranx crysos) and a striped bluish species ( Elagatis bipinnulata)
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.