from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person or animal that has run away.
- n. Something that has escaped control or proper confinement.
- n. Informal An easy victory.
- adj. Escaping or having escaped restraint, captivity, or control: runaway horses; runaway children.
- adj. Out of control: a runaway car; runaway inflation.
- adj. Easily won: a runaway victory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations.
- n. A train that is out of control.
- n. An object or process that is out of control or out of equilibrium.
- n. An overwhelming victory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive.
- n. The act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams.
- adj. Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc..
- adj. Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who flees or departs; a fugitive; a deserter.
- n. A running away, as by a horse when breaking away from control and bolting.
- n. One who runs in the public ways; one who roves or rambles about.
- Acting the part of a runaway; escaping or breaking from control; defying or overcoming restraint: as, a runaway horse.
- Accomplished or effected by running away or eloping.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. escape from the control of
- v. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
- adj. completely out of control
- n. someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
- n. an easy victory
run + away (Wiktionary)