p. pr. & vb. n.

  1. of Run


  1. Moving or advancing by running.
  2. Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
  3. trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
  4. Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; -- said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.
  5. Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
  6. Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
  7. Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
  8. Discharging pus; as, a running sore.


  1. The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
  2. That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.
  3. The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.