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  • nounone who runs
  • nounvine
  • nounone who runs

synonyms for runner

  • contestant
  • entrant
  • hurdler
  • marathoner
  • racer
  • sprinter
  • carrier
  • courier
  • jogger
  • messenger
  • cross-country runner
  • distance runner
  • long distance runner
  • middle distance runner
  • trackman
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What is another word for runner?

The word runner commonly refers to someone who regularly runs for exercise, often as a hobby. The word jogger is sometimes used to mean the same thing, but some runners don’t like to be called joggers (for various reasons).

In the context of the sport of track, the word runner refers to one of the contestants in a race (less commonly called a racer). There are different kinds of runners depending on the kind of race, including sprinters, long distance runners, marathoners, and cross-country runners. An athlete who participates in track events might say that they run track.

In baseball, a runner is more commonly called a base runner. In football, a runner is often called a ball-carrier, a general term for whichever offensive player has the ball and is running with it (often the running back).

In some contexts, the word runner refers to a person who gets and delivers things, such as messenger, a courier, or a smuggler (as in gun runner and drug runner).

The word runner can also refer to a long and narrow stretch of carpet, such as for a stairway or hall, or a decorative strip of fabric that runs the length of a table (this is typically called a table runner).

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    For instance, neck gaiters are especially popular among runners.
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    It is also home to the Charlotte Rail Trail, which is popular with runners, walkers, and cyclists.
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    Zwift isn’t brand-new—it’s been around for a few years—and it markets itself as a training app for cyclists, runners, and triathletes.
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    Then her team could also test just how well it would thwart would-be runners.
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    True, runners risk stepping into another person’s cloud of exhaled air.
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    I understand you were considered a front runner for Secretary of Defense had Hillary Clinton become president in the 2016 election.
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    To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.
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    And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
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    He would be staggering, half blind with exhaustion—like a runner at the end of a long race, with a rival close at his heels.
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    Finally a swift runner reached the watch-tower, whence the old king looked forth, awaiting news of the day.
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