Sports. a start, as in the hop, step, and jump or the running broad jump, in which a contestant begins moving before reaching the starting or take-off point.
an initial advantage in undertaking something; a head start:
His background gave him a running start in business.
An initial advantage, as in His background in biochemistry gave him a running start in the field of genetics. This expression alludes to track events such as the running broad jump, in which one begins moving before reaching the actual take-off point. [ 1920s ]
noun 1. a sewing stitch made by passing the needle in and out repeatedly with short, even stitches. running stitch noun 1. a simple form of hand stitching, consisting of small stitches that look the same on both sides of the fabric, usually used for gathering Sometimes called gathering stitch
noun, Journalism. 1. a story continued in subsequent issues of a newspaper or magazine; serial. 2. a story sent to the compositor in takes.
noun 1. the body of text in a newspaper, magazine, or the like, as distinguished from the heads, illustrations, etc.
noun 1. Movies. the length or duration, usually expressed in minutes, of a feature film: The running time of the average film is 90–100 minutes.