Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Run.
2. (a.) Moving or advancing by running.
3. (a.) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
4. (a.) trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
5. (a.) Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; -- said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.
6. (a.) Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
7. (a.) Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
8. (a.) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
9. (a.) Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
10. (n.) The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
11. (n.) That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.
12. (n.) The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.