Definitions of race

  1.   step on it He rushed down the hall to receive his guests The cars raced down the street
  2.   to work as fast as possible towards a goal sometimes in competition with others We are racing to find a cure for AIDS
  3.   a canal for a current of water
  4.   a contest of speed the race is to the swift
  5.   any competition the race for the presidency
  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
  7.   biology a taxonomic group that is a division of a species usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
  8.   compete in a race he is running the Marathon this year let's race and see who gets there first
  9.   cause to move fast or to rush or race The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze
  10.   A root
  11.   A game match etc open only to losers in early stages of contests
  12.   To raze
  13.   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
  14.   Company herd breed
  15.   A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed
  16.   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
  17.   Hence characteristic quality or disposition
  18.   A progress a course a movement or progression
  19.   Esp swift progress rapid course a running
  20.   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
  21.   Competitive action of any kind especially when prolonged hence career course of life
  22.   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
  23.   The current of water that turns a water wheel or the channel in which it flows a mill race
  24.   A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth as in a loom sewing machine etc
  25.   To run swiftly to contend in a race as the animals raced over the ground the ships raced from port to port
  26.   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
  27.   To cause to contend in a race to drive at high speed as to race horses
  28.   To run a race with
  29.   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
  30.   Major living subspecies of man differentiated by genetic and physical characteristics There are four racial groups Australoid Caucasoid Mongoloid and Negroid
  31.   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
  32.   To run swiftly contend in running to run as an engine too fast because of a lightened load
  33.   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
  34.   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
  35.   Family the descendants of a common ancestor a breed or variety a herd peculiar flavor or strength as of wine showing its kind
  36.   A running rapid motion trial of speed progress movement of any kind course of action a rapid current a canal to a water wheel
  37.   To run swiftly to contend in running
  38.   A breed descendants family
  39.   To run swiftly contend in running
  40.   Trial of speed swift course career canal to a water wheel
  41.   To move or cause to move swiftly match or contend in a contest of speed
  42.   A series of descendants from a common ancestry lineage pedigree
  43.   A trial of speed
  44.   Movement career
  45.   A sluice
  46.   A meeting for contests in the running of horses
  47.   A series of descendants from the same stock a generation a particular breed a peculiar distinctive flavour as of wine a root
  48.   A running a rapid course a contest in running course career a strong or rapid current or its channel
  49.   To set a running in a race
  50.   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
  51.   A meeting of horses to contend against each other in running
  52.   To run swiftly to run or contend in a race
  53.   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
  54.   A permanent variety a particular breed

Quotes of race

  1. I am of the African race and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe – Benjamin Banneker
  2. We believe in loving our brothers regardless of race color or creed and we believe in showing this love by working for better conditions immediately and the ultimate owning by the workers of their means of production – Dorothy Day
  3. I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5 -year -old – Cathy Freeman
  4. I believe that the human race has developed a form of collective schizophrenia in which we are not only the slaves to this imposed thought behavior but we are also the police force of it – David Icke
  5. They have stolen the public lands They have grasped all to themselves and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people who have natural resources to feed clothe and shelter the whole human race – Denis Kearney
  6. What's really hit me over the years is that you go to every race and see all the well -wishers and you really feel like you are connected with people after all these years – Bobby Rahal
  7. For too long we have focused on our differences in our politics and backgrounds in our race and beliefs rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together – Bob Riley
  8. We may train or peek for a certain race but running is a lifetime sport – Alberto Salazar
  9. Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation a race a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry – Jean-Paul Sartre
  10. When you're riding only the race in which you're riding is important – Bill Shoemaker
  11. The Romans we are told were by nature a peculiarly warlike race – Goldwin Smith
  12. If I read not amiss this powerful race will move down upon Mexico down upon Central and South America out upon the islands of the sea over upon Africa and beyond And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest – Josiah Strong
  13. When I was young I would go to the races and it was an unbelievable feeling when you'd watch them race – Mats Sundin
  14. The team came together We're looking forward to the next race – John Surtees
  15. I wouldn't mind the rat race if the rats would lose once in a while – Tom Wilson

Usage examples for race

  1. It went even with those whom he had passed in the race of power – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  2. He looked out again and was in time to see the finish of the race – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  3. Show day is more serious and business like but Race day is a really light hearted affair and the horses don't matter to most of the people – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  4. We'll win the race yet – Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe by Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. He knew he had a twelve mile race before him but felt equal to the task – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  6. The car leaped forward like a startled race horse – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  7. It was a race for life – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  8. He called to his men to race for it – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. “ I name I The Race – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  10. Would he have done so then to the whole human race had they been then present together – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  11. Oh dear me that was a race – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  12. The wedding was to be in the fashion of the bride's race – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  13. “ For the second time that day Tony muttered It's a race – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  14. In a race like this however he knows that anything may happen – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  15. In them we find the common expression of the life and feelings of a common race – The Interdependence of Literature by Georgina Pell Curtis
  16. “ Unpiteous of the race thy will began – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  17. Come dear let us race on again – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  18. He is of your race brother – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  19. “ I would save the last of his race – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  20. Nothing only as he's out of the race with younger men as far as a pretty woman is concerned Who's out – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers

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