Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “running”

See all translations

running

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈrʌnɪŋ/
the activity of managing the operation of something: the running of sth Our company places value on things that go beyond the running of the business. She is in charge of the day-to-day running of the department.
in the running (for sth) being considered as one of the possible choices for something: The land is one of six sites nationally in the running for the $11.5 million project. A new CEO will be hired, and Martyn is one of several executives in the running.
Translations of “running”
in Korean 달리기…
in Arabic رِياضة الجَري…
in Portuguese corrida…
in Catalan fúting…
in Japanese 走ること, ランニング…
in Italian (il) correre, corsa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奔跑, 跑步…
in Russian бег, управление, руководство…
in Turkish koşu yarışı, idare, yönetim…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奔跑, 跑步…
in Polish biegi, bieganie, prowadzenie…
(Definition of running noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of running?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “running” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More