I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. the action of running b. race 2. physical condition for running 3. management, care II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. cursive, flowing 2. fluid, runny 3. a. incessant, continuous <
a running battle
b. made during the course of a process or activity <
a running commentary on the game
4. measured in a straight line <
cost of lumber per running foot
5. a. initiated or performed while running or with a running start <
a running catch
a running jump
b. of, relating to, or being a football play in which the ball is advanced by running rather than by passing <
their running game was off
c. designed for use by runners <
a running track
running shoes
6. fitted or trained for running rather than walking, trotting, or jumping <
a running horse
III. adverb Date: 1719 in succession ; consecutively <
three days running

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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