Synonyms for running

Synonyms for (noun) running

Synonyms: run, running

Definition: the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

Usage: he broke into a run; his daily run keeps him fit

Similar words: locomotion, travel

Definition: self-propelled movement


Synonyms: track, running

Definition: the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track

Similar words: track and field

Definition: participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it


Synonyms: run, running, running game, running play

Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running

Similar words: football play

Definition: (American football) a play by the offensive team


Synonyms: running

Definition: the act of administering or being in charge of something

Usage: he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time

Similar words: disposal, administration

Definition: a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)


Synonyms: running

Definition: the state of being in operation

Usage: the engine is running smoothly

Similar words: operation

Definition: the state of being in effect or being operative

Usage: that rule is no longer in operation

Synonyms for (adjective) running

Synonyms: running

Definition: continually repeated over a period of time

Usage: a running joke among us

Similar words: continual

Definition: occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series

Usage: the continual banging of the shutters


Synonyms: functional, operative, running, working

Definition: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

Usage: in running (or working) order; a functional set of brakes

Similar words: functioning

Definition: performing or able to perform its regular function

Usage: a functioning flashlight


Synonyms: running

Definition: (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream

Usage: as mountain stream with freely running water; hovels without running water

Similar words: gushing, pouring

Definition: flowing profusely

Usage: a gushing hydrant; pouring flood waters


Similar words: spouting, spurting, squirting, jetting

Definition: propelled violently in a usually narrow stream


Synonyms: running, linear

Definition: measured lengthwise

Usage: cost of lumber per running foot

Similar words: lengthways, lengthwise

Definition: running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing

Usage: the lengthwise dimension