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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