What is running?

  • (adj): Continually repeated over a period of time.
    Example: "A running joke among us"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Running

Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. It is simply defined in athletics terms as a gait in which at regular points during the running cycle both feet are off the ground. This is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground, the legs are kept mostly straight and the center of gravity vaults over the legs in an inverted pendulum fashion. A characteristic feature of a running body from the viewpoint of spring-mass mechanics is that changes in kinetic and potential energy within a stride occur simultaneously, with energy storage accomplished by springy tendons and passive muscle elasticity. The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting.

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Three Card Brag - Hand Ranks
... to worst, are three of a kind ("prial"), straight flush ("running flush"), straight ("run"), flush, pair, high card ... The best running flush or run is A-2-3, A-K-Q, followed by the usual order of K-Q-J,etc ... Prials and running flushes are extremely rare (the odds of a dealt prial are 425-to-1 and the odds of a dealt running flush are approx ...
1930 Indianapolis 500 - Results
... No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status 4 ... Billy Arnold 113.268 198 ... Running 16 ... Shorty Cantlon 109.810 0 ... Running 23 ... Louis Schneider 106.107 0 ... Running ... Corum 94.130 0 ... Running 38 ... Claude Burton 95.087 0 ... Flagged 42 ... Letterio Cucinotta 91.584 0 ... Flagged 41 ... Chet Miller 97.360 23 161 ...
1932 Indianapolis 500 - Race Summary - Results
... Finish Start No Name Qual Rank Laps Led Status 34 ... Fred Frame 113.856 58 ... Running 6 ... Howdy Wilcox II 113.468 1 ... Running 22 ... Cliff Bergere 111.503 0 ... Running 61 ... Bob Carey 111.070 36 ... Running 4 ... Russ Snowberger 114.326 0 ... Running 37 ... Zeke Meyer 110.745 0 ... Running 35 ... Ira Hall 114.206 6 ... Running 65 ... Freddy Winnai 108.755 0 ... Running 2 ... Billy Winn 111.801 0 ... Running 55 ... Joe Huff 110.402 0 ... Running 33 ... Phil Shafer 110.708 0 ... Flagged 36 ... Kelly Petillo 104.645 0 ... Flagged 25 ... Tony Gulotta 108.896 0 ... Flagged 15 ... Stubby Stubblefield 112.899 0 ... Flagged 18 ... Peter Kreis 110.270 0 ... Crash T1 46 ... Luther Johnson 111.218 0 ... Lost wheel FS 3 ... Wilbur Shaw 114.326 27 ... Rear axle 24 ... Deacon Litz 109.546 0 ... Rod 10 ... Bill Cummings 111.204 0 ... Crankshaft 57 ... Malcolm Fox 111.149 0 ... Spring 9 ... Chet Miller 111.053 0 ... Engine 7 ... Ernie Triplett 114.935 14 ... Clutch 1 ... Louis Schneider 110.681 0 ... Frame 41 ... Joe Russo 108.791 0 ... Rod 8 ... Lou Moore 117.363 1 ... Timing gear 14 ... Juan Gaudino 107.466 0 ... Clutch 29 ... Al Miller 110.129 0 ... Engine 42 ... Doc MacKenzie 108.154 0 ... Engine 32 ... Frank Brisko 111.149 0 ... Clutch 72 ... Ray Campbell 108.969 0 ... Crankshaft 5 ... Billy Arnold 116.290 57 ... Crash T3 27 ... Bryan Saulpaugh 114.369 0 ... Oil line 16 ... Lou Meyer 112.471 0 ... Crankshaft 21 ... Al Aspen 108.008 0 ... Rod 49 ... Johnny Kreiger 109.276 0 ... Rod 48 ... Wesley Crawford 110.396 0 ... Crankshaft 17 ... Paul Bost 111.885 0 ... Crankshaft 58 ... Bob McDonogh 113.276 0 ... Oil line 45 ... Gus Schrader 112.003 0 ... Crash T4 26 ... Al Gordon 111.290 0 ... Crash T4. ...
You Keep Running Away
... "You Keep Running Away" is a Holland-Dozier-Holland composition originally recorded in 1967 by the Four Tops ... "You Keep Running Away" went to number seven on the R B charts and number nineteen on the Hot 100 ...
Running Events - Events By Distance
... Sprints Sprints are short running events in athletics and track and field ... Races over short distances are among the oldest running competitions ... Athletes remain in the same lane on the running track throughout all sprinting events, with the sole exception of the 400 m indoors ...

More definitions of "running":

  • (adj): (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing.
    Example: "In running (or working) order"
    Synonyms: operative, functional, working
  • (adj): (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream.
    Example: "A mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"
  • (noun): (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball.
    Example: "The coach put great emphasis on running"
    Synonyms: run, running play, running game
  • (noun): The act of administering or being in charge of something.
    Example: "He has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"
  • (noun): The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace.
    Synonyms: run
  • (adj): Moving quickly on foot.
    Example: "Heard running footsteps behind him"
  • (noun): The state of being in operation.
    Example: "The engine is running smoothly"
  • (adj): Measured lengthwise.
    Example: "Cost of lumber per running foot"
    Synonyms: linear
  • (adj): Executed or initiated by running.
    Example: "Running plays worked better than pass plays"; "took a running jump"; "a running start"
  • (adj): Of advancing the ball by running.
    Example: "The team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
  • (noun): The act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track.
    Synonyms: track

Famous quotes containing the word running:

    People stress the violence. That’s the smallest part of it. Football is brutal only from a distance. In the middle of it there’s a calm, a tranquility. The players accept pain. There’s a sense of order even at the end of a running play with bodies stewn everywhere. When the systems interlock, there’s a satisfaction to the game that can’t be duplicated. There’s a harmony.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)

    The shallowest still water is unfathomable. Wherever the trees and skies are reflected, there is more than Atlantic depth, and no danger of fancy running aground.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    What was any art but an effort to make a sheath, a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself—life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose?
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)