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Definitions of race

  1. step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a canal for a current of water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any competition; "the race for the presidency" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To raze. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Company; herd; breed. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A progress; a course; a movement or progression. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the action of a heavy sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To run a race with. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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 of Alderney. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Major living subspecies of man differentiated by genetic and physical characteristics. There are four racial groups: Australoid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid. Medical Dictionary DB
  30. A strong rapid current of water; also, its channel; as, a mill race; a contest of speed, as in running, swimming, etc.; length of life or career; as, my race is run; breed; a class of beings having similar qualities; as, the human race; a division of human beings; as, the white race; a nation; as, the English race; family line; as, the race of Stuart kings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. To run swiftly; contend in running; to run, as an engine, too fast, because of a lightened load. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. To cause to move swiftly in a contest of speed; to drive at great speed; as, to race a horse; to run with, in a speed contest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. 1. A division of mankind, by some regarded as a species, such as the Caucasian, Mongolian, and Negro. 2. A tribal division. 3. An artificial division of animals kept distinct only by careful selection in breeding. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  34. Family: the descendants of a common ancestor: a breed or variety: a herd: peculiar flavor or strength, as of wine, showing its kind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. A running: rapid motion: trial of speed: progress: movement of any kind: course of action: a rapid current: a canal to a water-wheel. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To run swiftly: to contend in running. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. A breed; descendants; family. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To run swiftly; contend in running. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Trial of speed; swift course; career; canal to a water-wheel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. To move or cause to move swiftly; match or contend in a contest of speed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A series of descendants from a common ancestry; lineage; pedigree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A trial of speed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Movement; career. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A sluice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A meeting for contests in the running of horses. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. A series of descendants from the same stock; a generation; a particular breed; a peculiar, distinctive flavour, as of wine; a root. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. A running; a rapid course; a contest in running; course; career; a strong or rapid current, or its channel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. To set a-running in a race. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. A rapid course, whether of animals or of waters; any running with speed; a contest in running; progress; course; career; the tide-wave when arrested by a promontory, and caused to flow off obliquely with considerable velocity, as the "race of Portland"; the water-course leading to a water-wheel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. A meeting of horses to contend against each other in running. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. To run swiftly; to run or contend in a race. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. A continued series of descendants from a parent, called the "stock"; a family; a particular breed, sort, or variety; in bot., a permanent variety; the particular strength, taste, or flavour of wine, indicating its kind and origin; smack-see under racy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. A permanent variety ; a particular breed. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  54. [French] A permanent variety (bot.); a particular breed (zool.). na
  55. A tribe, people, or nation, belonging or supposed to belong to the same stock or lineage. "Race, color, or previous condition of servitude." Const U. S., Am. XV. thelawdictionary.org
  56. r[=a]s, n. the human family: the descendants of a common ancestor: a breed or variety: a tribal or national stock: a line of persons, as of statesmen, or of animals, as the feline race: a herd: peculiar flavour, as of wine, by which its origin may be recognised: (Shak.) intrinsic character, vigour. [Fr.,--Old High Ger. reiza, a line.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  57. r[=a]s, n. rapid motion: trial of speed: progress: course of action: a strong and rapid current: a canal to a water-wheel: a competitive trial of speed in running, walking, &c.: a horse-race, as the Ascot races.--v.i. to run swiftly: to contend in running.--v.t. to cause to race, as steamers, horses, &c.--ns. RACE'-CARD, a card containing information about races; RACE'-COURSE, -GROUND, -TRACK, the course over which races are run; RACE'-CUP, a piece of plate forming a prize at a race; RACE'HORSE, a horse bred for racing; RACE'-MEET'ING, a meeting for purposes of horse-racing; R[=A]'CER, one who races: a racehorse; RACE'-WAY, a mill-race; R[=A]'CING, the running of races; R[=A]'CING-BIT, a light jointed ring-bit; CONSOL[=A]'TION-RACE (see CONSOLATION); FLAT'-RACE, a horse-race over level or clear ground--opp. to a Hurdle-race or Steeplechase, which are called generally Obstacle-races.--RACING CALENDAR, a full list of races to be run. [A.S. r['æ]s, stream; Ice. rás, rapid course.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  58. r[=a]s, n. (Shak.) a root.--n. RACE'-GIN'GER, unpulverised ginger. [O. Fr. rais--L. radix, a root.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  59. r[=a]s, v.t. (obs.)=Raze.--adj. RACED. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  60. The union or aggregate of individuals whose conformation or particular condition differs perceptibly from those of neighbouring varieties. In the human species, several races are designated. See Homo. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  61. Onward sweep or movement, esp. strong current in sea or river (tide set with a strong r.; the R. of Alderney &c.); course of sun or moon, course of life, (ere he had run half his r.); channel of stream (esp. in comb., as mill-r.); channel along which shuttle moves; contest of speed between runners, ships, horses, &c., or persons doing anything, (pl.) series of these for horses at fixed time on regular course (SELLING r.); r. ball, dance held in connexion with rr.; r.-card, programme of rr.; racecourse, ground for horse-racing; racehorse, bred or kept for racing; r. -meeting, horse-racing fixture. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  62. Compete in speed with; indulge in horse-racing (a racing man; the racing world, the turf); go at full speed, (of propeller, paddle-wheel, &c.) work violently from diminished resistance when out of the water; have r. with, try to surpass in speed; cause (horse &c.) to r. (raced his bicycle against a motor-car) make (person, thing) move at full speed (raced me along at five miles an hour; raced the Bill through the House); fling (fortune &c.) away on horse-racing. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  63. Group of persons or animals or plants connected by common descent, posterity of (person), house, family, tribe or nation regarded as of common stock, distinct ethnical stock (the Caucasian, Mongolian, &c., r.), genus or species or breed or variety of animals or plants, any great division of living creatures (the human, feathered, four-footed, finny. &c., r.); descent, kindred, (of noble, Oriental, &c., r.; separate in language& r.); class of persons &c. with some common feature (the r. of poets, dandies, &c.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  64. Root (of ginger). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  65. (Naut.) A strong and dangerous current producing overfalls. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  66. of ginger, etc. [L.] (Bot.) A root. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  67. n. [French, Italian, German, Latin] The descendant of a common ancestor ; a family, tribe, or nation believed to belong to the same stock:- one of the distinct varieties of the human species, usually classified as five, viz., the Caucasian or white race, to which belong the European nations and those of Western Asia ; the Mongolian or yellow race ; the Ethiopian or negro race ; the American Indian or red race, and the Malayan or brown race ; -the descendants of a particular ancestor, or in a particular line :-lineage ; family ; birth ;-a peculiar breed, as of horses, &c.: - a root, as of ginger ; - a particular strength, taste, or flavour, indicating the root, stock, or soil from which it was produced, as of wine ;-hence, peculiar or distinguishing flavour; gout; smack ;-also, a characteristic quality or disposition. Cabinet Dictionary
  68. n. [ Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] A movement or progression ; a course of action or effort ; process ; - career ; - swift progress ; rapid course or motion ;-act of running in competition or for a prize, as foot-race, yacht-race, &c. ; especially, the running of horses for stakes, cups, &c. ;-a strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current ;-a canal or watercourse leading from a dam to a water-wheel which it drives;--pl. Meetings for the sport of horse-racing or running horses in competition or trial of speed. Cabinet Dictionary

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