- running ► NOUN 1) the activity or movement of a runner. 2) the action or business of managing or operating.► ADJECTIVE 1) (of water) flowing naturally or supplied through pipes and taps. 2) exuding liquid or pus. 3) continuous or recurring: a running joke. 4) done while running. 5) (after a noun ) consecutive; in succession: the third week running.● in (or out of) the running — Cf. ↑out of the running● make (or take up) the running — Cf. ↑take up the running
English terms dictionary. 2015.