Definitions of race

  1. To move or cause to move swiftly; match or contend in a contest of speed.
  2. To raze.
  3. To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
  4. To run a race with.
  5. 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.
  6. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
  7. 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.
  8. To run swiftly; contend in running; to run, as an engine, too fast, because of a lightened load.
  9. To run swiftly: to contend in running.
  10. To run swiftly; contend in running.
  11. compete in a race; " he is running the Marathon this year"; " let's race and see who gets there first"
  12. cause to move fast or to rush or race; " The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
  13. To set a- running in a race.
  14. To run swiftly; to run or contend in a race.
  15. A meeting for contests in the running of horses.
  16. A meeting of horses to contend against each other in running.
  17. a contest of speed; " the race is to the swift"
  18. any competition; " the race for the presidency"
  19. 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"
  20. A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests.
  21. 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.
  22. Company; herd; breed.
  23. A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
  24. 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.
  25. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
  26. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
  27. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
  28. 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.
  29. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
  30. 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.
  31. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
  32. A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  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. A breed; descendants; family.
  38. Trial of speed; swift course; career; canal to a water- wheel.
  39. A series of descendants from a common ancestry; lineage; pedigree.
  40. A trial of speed.
  41. Movement; career.
  42. A sluice.
  43. A series of descendants from the same stock; a generation; a particular breed; a peculiar, distinctive flavour, as of wine; a root.
  44. A running; a rapid course; a contest in running; course; career; a strong or rapid current, or its channel.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
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