an animal that is small or stunted as compared with others of its kind.
the smallest or weakest of a litter, especially of pigs or puppies.
a person who is small and contemptible:
That runt causes most of the trouble at the meetings.
an old or decayed tree stump.
an old cow or ox.
an ugly old woman; hag.
the smallest and weakest young animal in a litter, esp the smallest piglet in a litter
(derogatory) an undersized or inferior person
a large pigeon, originally bred for eating
- Run the gamut
run the gamut [(gam-uht)] To cover a whole range: “The students’ reactions to the novel ran the gamut from delight to loathing.” run the gamut Extend over an entire range, as in His music runs the gamut from rock to classical. This expression alludes to the medieval musical scale of Guido d’Arezzo, gamut being a […]
noun, Also, gantlet (for defs 1, 2, 4). 1. a former punishment, chiefly military, in which the offender was made to run between two rows of men who struck at him with switches or weapons as he passed. 2. the two rows of men administering this punishment. 3. an attack from two or all sides. […]
- Run the table
run the table
noun 1. the performing of a sequence of designated actions, especially as a trial prior to actual performance; rehearsal; practice. 2. a quick outline or review: a run-through of his medical history. adjective 3. (of a freight train) made up of cars for a single destination, usually routed so as to avoid congested areas and […]