runner Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"runner" in British English

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runnernoun [C]

uk   /ˈrʌn.ər/  us   //

runner noun [C] (GOING QUICKLY)

A2 someone who ​runs, ​especially in competitions: a ​long-distance runner
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a ​horserunning in a ​race a ​person who ​works for someone by taking ​messages, ​collectingmoney, etc. a running shoe
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runner noun [C] (BLADE)

one of two ​metalblades under a sledge , usually made of ​metal, that ​allow it to ​move along ​easily

runner noun [C] (STEM)

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

runner noun [C] (TAKING)

someone who ​takesillegaldrugs or ​weapons from one ​place to another: a ​gun-runner
(Definition of runner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"runner" in American English

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runnernoun

 us   /ˈrʌn·ər/

runner noun (BLADE)

[C] a ​long, ​narrowbladedesigned to ​slide over ​iceeasily, ​fixed to the ​bottom of skates (= a ​type of ​boot) or ​snowvehicles

runner noun (SHOE)

(Definition of runner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “runner”
in Arabic عَدّاء…
in Korean 주자…
in Portuguese corredor, -ora…
in Catalan corredor, -a…
in Japanese 走者, ランナー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奔跑, 奔跑的人, (尤指)参加赛跑的人…
in Turkish koşucu…
in Russian бегун…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奔跑, 奔跑的人, (尤指)參加賽跑的人…
in Italian corridore…
in Polish biegacz/ka…
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