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Definition of Runner

Runner

  1. One that starts from the scratch; hence, one of first-rate ability.
  2. One who, or that which, runs; a racer.
  3. A detective.
  4. A messenger.
  5. A smuggler.
  6. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc.
  7. A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil.
  8. The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
  9. A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.
  10. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.
  11. A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel.
  12. A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.
  13. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.
  14. A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water.
  15. Any cursorial bird.
  16. A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone.
  17. A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.

Runner Quotations

It's very important that people know that I really enjoy everything that has happened to me. And I tell my kids... you're not going to be the tallest, fastest, prettiest, the best track runner, but you can be the nicest human being that someone has ever met in their life. And I just want to leave that legacy that being nice is a true treasure.
George Foreman

If you are going to describe the history of animation, you'd look at the early Disney work, then 'Bugs Bunny,' 'Road Runner' and other Warner Brothers theatrical productions. But when you got to 'Rocky and Bullwinkle,' you'd see they were unique: They assumed you had a brain in your head.
Ray Bradbury

A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.
Emil Zatopek

I want to be a lawyer, a dancer, an actress, a mother, a wife, a children's author, a distance runner, a poet, a pianist, a pet store owner, an astronaut, an environmental and humanitarian activist, a psychiatrist, a ballet teacher, and the first woman president.
Rachel Corrie

The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.
Ty Cobb
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Runner Translations

runner in Dutch is hardloper
runner in French is coureur
runner in Italian is corridore
runner in Latin is cursor
runner in Portuguese is corredor
runner in Spanish is alfil