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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"
  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.
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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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