Meaning of RUNNER in English

RUNNER

run ‧ ner /ˈrʌnə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ run , ↑ rerun , ↑ runner , ↑ running , ↑ overrun ; verb : ↑ run , ↑ outrun , ↑ overrun , ↑ rerun ; adjective : ↑ running , ↑ runny ; adverb : ↑ running ]

1 . someone who runs for sport or pleasure ⇨ jogger :

a long-distance runner

a marathon runner

2 . a horse that runs in a race:

The runners and riders appear in Friday’s Racing Post.

3 . do a runner British English informal to leave somewhere quickly in order to avoid paying for something or having to meet someone:

By the time the police got there, the boys had done a runner.

4 . one of the two thin pieces of metal under a ↑ sledge , or the single piece of metal under a ↑ skate

5 . the bar of wood or metal that a drawer or curtain slides along

6 . technical a stem on a plant that grows along the ground and then puts down roots to form a new plant

7 . a long narrow piece of cloth or ↑ carpet

⇨ ↑ drug runner , ⇨ gun runner at ↑ gun-running , ⇨ ↑ front-runner

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.