American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strip of level, usually paved ground on which aircraft take off and land.
- n. A path, channel, or track over which something runs.
- n. The channel of a stream.
- n. A chute down which logs are skidded.
- n. A narrow track in a bowling lane on which balls are returned after they are bowled.
- n. A smooth ramp for wheeled vehicles.
- n. A narrow walkway extending from a stage into an auditorium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The path or track over which anything runs; a passageway. Specifically— The bed of a stream of water.
- n. A path made by domestic animals in going to and from an accustomed place of feeding, watering, etc.
- n. In lumbering, a trough or channel on the surface of a declivity, down which logs are slid or ruu in places more or less inaccessible to horses or oxen.
- n. One of the ways in the casing of a window for vertically sliding sashes.
- n. Theat., in the setting of scenery, a path or road, as upon a mountain-side or the face of a rock.
- n. The trough by the side of a bowling-alley along which the balls are rolled back from the end.
- n. The swinging platform leading down to a boat-house float.
- n. an airstrip, a (usually) paved section on which planes land or take off
- n. a narrow platform extending from a stage on which people walk, especially used by models in fashion shows
- n. the usual path taken by deer or other wild animals, i.e. from the forest to the stream
- n. a stream bed
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The channel of a stream.
- n. The beaten path made by deer or other animals in passing to and from their feeding grounds.
- n. a chute down which logs can slide
- n. a narrow platform extending from the stage into the audience in a theater or nightclub etc.
- n. a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
- n. a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land
“And side by side with this wholesome admission has come a great awakening in the last fifteen years to the curative value of the _outdoor runway_, whether that runway be a field track, energetic walking in a park or campus, or a cross country run.”
“Airport The main runway is being expanded from approximately 8,900 feet to about 10,500 feet in order to accommodate larger aircraft.”
“For us what ends up on the runway is all about that gut feeling.”
“Building on that insight, the company recruited what it calls "runway representatives" as on-campus marketers, forming what amounts to campus Tupperware-party groups.”
“A lifitng body with vertical take-off, horizontal landing on a runway is the only way forward.”
“Starts work at Qantas corporate building C at Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney, where she stops by the product service centre where she can pick up hairpins, hairspray, shoe polish and nail polish remover to ensure she is what she calls "runway ready".”
“I should imagine that the reason Alan Keen voted for a third runway is that he didn't want his constituents to lose their jobs.”
“The Labour MP, John McDonnell for one thinks the decision to go ahead with the third runway is "a disgrace to the democracy of this country", he is right but then so much of what Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's government has done has been "a disgrace to the democracy of this country".”
“The runway is Wang's chance to show off who she is and her aesthetic.”
“* "The glitz and glamour of the fashion runway is coming to Nationals Park," is how the release begins.”
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