noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English rinel, from Old English rynel; akin to Old English rinnan to run — more at run Date: before 12th century rivulet, streamlet

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  • Runnel — Run nel, n. [From {Run}. Cf. {Rindle}.] A rivulet or small brook. [1913 Webster] Bubbling runnels joined the sound. Collins. [1913 Webster] By the very sides of the way . . . there are slow runnels, in which one can see the minnows swimming.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • runnel — rivulet, 1577, in Hakluyt, from O.E. rinelle, a dim. form related to rinnan to run (see RUN (Cf. run) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • runnel — ► NOUN 1) a gutter. 2) a brook or stream. ORIGIN from dialect rindle, influenced by RUN(Cf. ↑runnable) …   English terms dictionary

  • runnel — [run′əl] n. [ME rinel, runel < OE rynel < base of rinnan, to RUN] 1. a small stream; rivulet 2. a small channel or watercourse …   English World dictionary

  • Runnel — Hando Runnel (* 24. November 1938 im Dorf Liutsala, Kreis Järva, Estland) ist ein estnischer Lyriker und Verleger. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und literarisches Schaffen 2 Werke 3 Privatleben 4 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • runnel — UK [ˈrʌn(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms runnel : singular runnel plural runnels literary 1) a place where water collects along the side of a road 2) a small stream of liquid …   English dictionary

  • runnel — upokšnis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nedidelė pastovi ar laikina vandens tėkmė, turinti vagą, kuria nuteka lietaus, tirpsmo arba į Žemės paviršių išeinantis požeminis vanduo. atitikmenys: angl. rill; river; runnel;… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • runnel — a rivulet or brook, a narrow channel for water, a small stream …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • runnel — /run l/, n. 1. a small stream; brook; rivulet. 2. a small channel, as for water. Also, runlet /run lit/. [1570 80; RUN (n.) + el dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • runnel — noun /ˈrʌnəl/ a small stream, a rivulet …   Wiktionary

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