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Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.
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A soldier running in water

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Etymology

to run + -er

Noun

Singular
runner

Plural
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  1. Agent noun of run; somebody who runs.
  2. (slang) A quick escape away from a scene.
    He did a runner after robbing the drugstore
  3. A type of soft-soled shoe originally intended for runners, cf trainer; a sneaker.
  4. A part of an apparatus that moves quickly
    After the cycle completes, the runner travels back quickly to be in place for the next cycle.
  5. A mechanical part intended for wheels to run on or to slide against another surface.
  6. A strip of fabric used to decorate a table.
    The red runner makes the table so festive.
  7. A protective carpet cover for a high traffic area.
    How about we put down a clear runner in the front hall.
  8. (scuffleball) a forward playing position.
  9. (cricket) a player who runs for a batsman who is too injured to run; he is dressed exactly as the injured batsman, and carries a bat.
  10. (baseball) A player who runs the bases.
  11. (Australian rules football) A person (from one or the other team) who runs out onto the field during the game to take verbal instructions from the coach to the players. A runner mustn't interfere with play, and may have to wear an identifying shirt to make clear his or her purpose on the field.
    The runner was out at second.
  12. (slang) A part of a cigarette that is burning unevenly.
  13. (botany) A long stolon sent out by a plant (such as strawberry), in order to root new plantlets.

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