Definition of Race

1. Noun. Any competition. "The race for the presidency"

Generic synonyms: Competition, Contest
Specialized synonyms: Arms Race, Campaign, Political Campaign, Run

2. Verb. Move fast. "They race up the hill"; "The cars raced down the street"

3. Noun. A contest of speed. "The race is to the swift"

4. Verb. Compete in a race. "These cars won't race "; "Let's race and see who gets there first"
Exact synonyms: Run
Generic synonyms: Compete, Contend, Vie
Specialized synonyms: Show, Place, Boat-race, Horse-race, Campaign, Run, Speed Skate
Derivative terms: Racer, Racer, Racing, Run, Runner, Running
Also: Run Off

5. Noun. People who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock. "Some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"

6. Verb. To work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others. "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

7. Noun. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species.
Exact synonyms: Subspecies
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group

8. Verb. Cause to move fast or to rush or race. "They race the car down the avenue"; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
Exact synonyms: Rush
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Racer, Rush

9. Noun. The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.
Exact synonyms: Airstream, Backwash, Slipstream, Wash
Generic synonyms: Flow

10. Noun. A canal for a current of water.
Exact synonyms: Raceway
Generic synonyms: Canal

Definition of Race

1. v. t. To raze.

2. n. A root.

3. n. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the same stock; a lineage; a breed.

4. n. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.

5. v. i. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.

6. v. t. To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.

Definition of Race

1. Noun. A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Several horses run in a ''horse race'', and the first one to reach the finishing post wins; in an ''arms race'' several countries each try to acquire more powerful weapons than any other. ¹

2. Noun. A progressive movement toward a goal. ¹

3. Noun. A fast moving current of water. ¹

4. Noun. Travels, runs, or journeys. ¹

5. Noun. The bushings of a rolling element bearing which contacts the rolling elements. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To compete against in such a race. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To move or drive at high speed. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission. ¹

10. Noun. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage. ¹

11. Noun. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type. ¹

12. Noun. (context: controversial usage) One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species. ''See Wikipedia's article on historical definitions of race.'' ¹

13. Noun. (biology) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; (non-gloss definition an informal term for) a subspecies. ¹

14. Noun. A breed or strain of domesticated animal. ¹

15. Noun. (figuratively) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science). ¹

16. Noun. A rhizome or root, ''especially'' of ginger. ¹

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Definition of Race

1. to compete in a contest of speed [v RACED, RACING, RACES]

Medical Definition of Race

1. 1. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the same stock; a lineage; a breed. "The whole race of mankind." (Shak) "Whence the long race of Alban fathers come." (Dryden) Naturalists and ehnographers divide mankind into several distinct varieties, or races. Cuvier refers them all to three, Pritchard enumerates seven, Agassiz eight, Pickering describes eleven. One of the common classifications is that of Blumenbach, who makes five races: the Caucasian, or white race, to which belong the greater part of the European nations and those of Western Asia; the Mongolian, or yellow race, occupying Tartary, China, Japan, etc.; the Ethiopian, or negro race, occupying most of Africa (except the north), Australia, Papua, and other Pacific Islands; the American, or red race, comprising the Indians of North and South America; and the Malayan, or brown race, which occupies the islands of the Indian Archipelago, etc. Many recent writers classify the Malay and American races as branches of the Mongolian. 2. Company; herd; breed. "For do but note a wild and wanton herd, Or race of youthful and unhandled colts, Fetching mad bounds." (Shak). 3. A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed. 4. Peculiar flavor, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavor; smack. "A race of heaven." "Is it [the wine] of the right race ?" (Massinqer) 5. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition. "And now I give my sensual race the rein." (Shak) "Some . . . Great race of fancy or judgment." (Sir W. Temple) Synonym: Lineage, line, family, house, breed, offspring, progeny, issue. Origin: F. Race; cf. Pr. & Sp. Raza, It. Razza; all from OHG. Reiza line, akin to E. Write. See Write. 1. A progress; a course; a movement or progression. 2. Esp, swift progress; rapid course; a running. "The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of any beasts." (Bacon) 3. Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding, driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually, a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he attended the races. "The race is not to the swift." (Eccl. Ix. 11) "I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race." (Pope) 4. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life. "My race of glory run, and race of shame." (Milton) 5. A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney. 6. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race. The part of the channel above the wheel is sometimes called the headrace, the part below, the tailrace. Origin: OE. Ras, res, rees, AS. Raes a rush, running; akin to Icel. Ras course, race. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Race

racaemic calcium pantothenate
racaemic mixture
raccoon dog
raccoon dogs
raccoon eye
raccoon eyes
raccoon fox
raccroc stitch
race (current term)
race against time
race baiting
race car
race car driver
race card
race cards
race cars
race condition
race driver

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