Definition of Runaway

1. Noun. An easy victory.

Exact synonyms: Blowout, Laugher, Romp, Shoo-in, Walkaway
Generic synonyms: Triumph, Victory
Derivative terms: Romp



2. Adjective. Completely out of control. "Runaway inflation"
Similar to: Uncontrolled

3. Noun. Someone who flees from an uncongenial situation. "Fugitives from the sweatshops"
Exact synonyms: Fleer, Fugitive
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Flee, Run Away

Definition of Runaway

1. n. One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive.

2. a. Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse.

Definition of Runaway

1. Noun. A person or animal that runs away or has run away; a person, animal, or organization that escapes limitations. ¹

2. Noun. A train that is out of control. ¹

3. Noun. (context: usually attributive) An object or process that is out of control or out of equilibrium. ¹

4. Noun. An overwhelming victory. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Runaway

1. one that runs away [n -AWAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Runaway

run up the score
run wild
run with
run with scissors
run with the hare and hunt with the hounds
run year
run years
runabout
runabouts
runagate
runagates
runaround
runarounds
runathon
runathons
runaway (current term)
runaway behaviour
runaway bride
runaway electrons
runaway pacemaker
runaway robin
runaways
runback
runbacks
runbook
runcation
runch
runches
runcible
runcible spoon

Literary usage of Runaway

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1. The Code of Virginia: With the Declaration of Independence and Constitution by Virginia, John Mercer Patton, Conway Robinson (1849)
"Court may discharge the negro if not a runaway ; fees, «bc how paid in such case ... Delivery of runaway to owner may 8. Jailor liable to appréhender for be ..."

2. The Police Control of the Slave in South Carolina by Howell Meadoes Henry (1914)
"It was not lawful for the captor to retain a runaway slave in his custody, ... The sheriff upon receiving a runaway gave notice in the newspapers. ..."

3. The Police Control of the Slave in South Carolina by Howell Meadoes Henry (1914)
"It was not lawful for the captor to retain a runaway slave in his custody, ... The sheriff upon receiving a runaway gave notice in the newspapers. ..."

4. The Police Control of the Slave in South Carolina by Howell Meadoes Henry (1914)
"It was not lawful for the captor to retain a runaway slave in his custody, ... The sheriff upon receiving a runaway gave notice in the newspapers. ..."

5. The State Records of North Carolina by North Carolina, Walter Clark, William Laurence Saunders, Stephen Beauregard Weeks (1904)
"Provided always, That when the Owner of such Negro or runaway shall demand the same, the Person to whom such Negro or runaway shall be let out to Hire ..."

6. A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United by George McDowell Stroud (1827)
"It is in these words: " Hereafter, when any servant or slave shall be committed to the gaol of any county in this state, as a runaway, agreeably to the laws ..."

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