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Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

A procumbent shoot that takes root, forming a new plant that eventually is freed from connection with the parent by decay of the runner. The runner serves as a vegetative propagule. See...

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runner

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 20 words.

Corunna, front-runner, gunner, oner, punner, runner, scunner, stunner • columnar • guv'nor • forerunner • roadrunner • gunrunner

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runner

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 20 words.

Corunna, front-runner, gunner, oner, punner, runner, scunner, stunner • columnar • guv'nor • forerunner • roadrunner • gunrunner

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runner

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

A procumbent shoot that takes root, forming a new plant that eventually is freed from connection with the parent by decay of the runner. The runner serves as a vegetative propagule. See...

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Runner

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 24 words.

Probably an altered spelling of German Ronner, an occupational name for a runner or messenger, a lightly armed mounted

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runner

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 39 words.

do a runner leave hastily, especially to avoid paying for something or to escape from somewhere. British informal 1997 Iain

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runner

Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 22 words.

A long narrow carpet for corridors and halls, runners originated in Asia and were used to cover the sides of

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runner

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A long narrow carpet for corridors and halls, runners originated in Asia and were used to cover the sides of tents.

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runners

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The two preventer backstays, led from the mast to each quarter of a sailing yacht to support the mast and maintain tension in the forestay. Whenever tacking or gybing the lee runner is...

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runner

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a messenger in the army.

2 a person who smuggles specified goods into or out of a country or area: a drug-runner.

3 a...

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runner-up

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 3 words.

Plural runners-up.

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