- a strong or rapid current of water, as in the sea or a river.
- the channel or bed of such a current or of any stream.
- the float between adjacent rows of pile.
- race plate.
verb (used without object), raced, rac·ing.
verb (used with object), raced, rac·ing.
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Origin of race1
OTHER WORDS FROM racean·ti·rac·ing, adjectivepre·rac·ing, adjectivepro·rac·ing, adjective
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Definition for race (2 of 4)
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- (no longer in technical use) any of the traditional divisions of humankind, the commonest being the Caucasian, Mongoloid, and Negro, characterized by supposedly distinctive and universal physical characteristics.
- an arbitrary classification of modern humans, sometimes, especially formerly, based on any or a combination of various physical characteristics, as skin color, facial form, or eye shape, and now frequently based on such genetic markers as blood groups.
- a socially constructed category of identification based on physical characteristics, ancestry, historical affiliation, or shared culture: Her parents wanted her to marry within her race.
- a human population partially isolated reproductively from other populations, whose members share a greater degree of physical and genetic similarity with one another than with other humans.
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synonym study for race
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Example sentences from the Web for race
After all, even if democratizing access to skills is the first step in a bigger race, it’s not an easy one.Forage, formerly InsideSherpa, raises $9.3 million Series A for virtual work experiences|Natasha Mascarenhas|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
In the 2018 Senate races that led to Republican gains, most votes were cast for Democrats.
The scientific race for a coronavirus vaccine is moving at record-shattering speed.The risks of moving too fast on a coronavirus vaccine|Sam Baker|September 17, 2020|Axios
Polling in each state has moved within a fairly narrow range, as has the race overall.The key shifts in Minnesota and Wisconsin that have improved Biden’s chances of victory|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Warren, who was one of more than two dozen candidates to run in the Democratic primary, dropped out of the race in March.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
On Thursday, Garcetti ruled himself out of the race to succeed Boxer.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Think back to the Bush-Kerry race of 2004, the Thrilla in Vanilla.
With Ebola still raging in West Africa, the race to find a vaccine is heating up.
If 29 vote for someone else, the race for speaker goes to a second ballot for the first time in almost 100 years.
Critics accused Foster of giving Duke a payoff to stay out of the race; that was never proven.
Near the college grounds is a race course, with training stables attached.
We must once have had such a race in our cow-boys and Texas rangers—level-eyed, careless men who know no masters, only equals.Golden Lads|Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
In a scuffle he was stronger and more active than the boys, but in the race they were the more fleet.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
Only by the arrest or reversal of selection can a race degenerate—apart from the racial poisons.Parenthood and Race Culture|Caleb Williams Saleeby
The race ends when the flag returns to the leader, who waves the same above his head, indicating the close of the race.School, Church, and Home Games|George O. Draper
British Dictionary definitions for race (1 of 4)
- a channel or groove that contains ball bearings or roller bearings or that restrains a sliding component
- the inner or outer cylindrical ring in a ball bearing or roller bearing
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Medical definitions for race
Scientific definitions for race
- An interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms differing from other populations of the same species in the frequency of hereditary traits. A race that has been given formal taxonomic recognition is known as a subspecies.
- A breed or strain, as of domestic animals.
Idioms and Phrases with race
see rat race; slow but sure (steady wins the race).