runner definition, meaning - what is runner in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “runner”

See all translations

runner

noun [C] uk   /ˈrʌn.ər/  us   //

runner noun [C] (GOING QUICKLY)

A2 someone who runs, especially in competitions: a long-distance runner
See also
a horse running in a race a person who works for someone by taking messages, collecting money, etc. a running shoe
More examples

runner noun [C] (BLADE)

one of two usually metal blades under a sledge which allow it to move along easily

runner noun [C] (STEM)

a long stem of a plant that grows along the ground in order to put down roots in a new place

runner noun [C] (TAKING)

someone who takes illegal drugs or weapons from one place to another: a gun-runner
Translations of “runner”
in Korean 주자…
in Arabic عَدّاء…
in Portuguese corredor, -ora…
in Catalan corredor, -a…
in Japanese 走者, ランナー…
in Italian corridore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奔跑, 奔跑的人, (尤指)參加賽跑的人…
in Russian бегун…
in Turkish koşucu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奔跑, 奔跑的人, (尤指)参加赛跑的人…
in Polish biegacz/ka…
(Definition of runner from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of runner?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “runner” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More