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  • 1 Runner — may refer to:* Someone or something who runs * Baserunner, an offensive player in baseball who has successfully reached base * Gilera Runner, a moped/scooter manufactured by Gilera * Runner (band) * Runner (cricket), a player who runs for an… …

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  • 2 Runner-up — is a term used to denote a participant which finishes in second place in any of a variety of competitive endeavors, most notably sporting events and beauty pageants; in the latter instance, the term is applied to more than one of the highest… …

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  • 3 runner-up — 1842, originally in dog racing; see RUNNER (Cf. runner) + UP (Cf. up). General sense is from 1885 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 runner — ► NOUN 1) a person or animal that runs. 2) a messenger, collector, or agent for a bank, bookmaker, etc. 3) an orderly in the army. 4) a rod, groove, blade, or roller on which something slides. 5) a ring capable of sliding or being drawn along a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 runner — [run′ər] n. [ME renner] 1. a person, animal, or thing that runs; specif., a) a racer ☆ b) Baseball BASE RUNNER ☆ c) Football a player running with the ball 2. a person who runs errands, carries messages, etc., as for a bank or brokerage house …

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  • 6 Runner — Run ner, n. [From {Run}.] 1. One who, or that which, runs; a racer. [1913 Webster] 2. A detective. [Slang, Eng.] Dickens. [1913 Webster] 3. A messenger. Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. A smuggler. [Colloq.] R. North. [1913 Webster] 5. One employed to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Runner — Runner. См. питатель. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 8 Runner — (engl., spr. Ronner, d.i. der Renner), 1) der Postbote; 2) der Polizei od. Gerichtsdiener …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Runner — (englisch amerikan., spr. rönner, »Läufer«), Leute, die gewerbs und gewohnheitsmäßig die einkommenden Seeleute zur Desertion (s. d.) veranlassen. Gegen die Folgen dieses Treibens sucht die Seemannsordnung dadurch zu schützen, daß nach § 90 der… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 runner — index bootlegger, candidate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 runner-up — n plural runners up the person or team that comes second in a race or competition …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 runner-up — (plural ,runners up) noun count a person or team that does not win a competition or race but is second, or is close to winning …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 runner — c.1300, agent noun from RUN (Cf. run) (v.). Meaning smuggler first recorded 1721; sense of embroidered cloth for a table is from 1888 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 runner-up — has the plural form runners up …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 runner-up — ► NOUN (pl. runners up) ▪ a competitor or team taking second place in a contest …

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  • 16 runner-up — [run΄ər up′] n. pl. runners up 1. a person or team that finishes second in a race, contest, tournament, etc. 2. any of those finishing behind the winner but in positions of contention …

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  • 17 Runner 50 — Gilera Runner PJ 50 (Modelljahr 2007) Runners SP PRO …

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  • 18 runner — [[t]rʌ̱nə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ runners 1) N COUNT A runner is a person who runs, especially for sport or pleasure. ...a marathon runner... I am a very keen runner and am out training most days. 2) N COUNT The runners in a horse race are the horses taking… …

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  • 19 runner */*/ — UK [ˈrʌnə(r)] / US [ˈrʌnər] noun [countable] Word forms runner : singular runner plural runners 1) someone who runs for pleasure or as a sport a keen marathon runner a) a person or animal that runs in a race a list of runners and riders b) in… …

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  • 20 runner — run|ner [ˈrʌnə US ər] n 1.) someone who runs for sport or pleasure →↑jogger ▪ a long distance runner ▪ a marathon runner 2.) a horse that runs in a race ▪ The runners and riders appear in Friday s Racing Post. 3.) do a runner …

    Dictionary of contemporary English