Meaning of “runner” in the English Dictionary

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runnernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrʌn.ər/ us /ˈrʌn.ɚ/

runner noun [ C ] (GOING QUICKLY)

A2 someone who runs, especially in competitions:

a long-distance runner
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a horse running in a race

a person who works for someone by taking messages, collecting money, etc.

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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


(Definition of “runner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈrʌn·ər/

runner noun (BLADE)

runner noun (SHOE)

(Definition of “runner” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)