- 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.
Origin of race1
OTHER WORDS FROM racean·ti·rac·ing, adjectivepre·rac·ing, adjectivepro·rac·ing, adjective
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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.
Origin of race2
synonym study for race
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How to use race in a sentence
One of the folks running that race is City Councilmwoman Monica Montgomery Steppe.VOSD Podcast: Why Montgomery Steppe Wants to Be Council President|Nate John|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As an overview of a fascinating career, this book concisely shows how, despite technological leaps such as the space race, human character is what will always fascinate us most.Another look at John Glenn through a heroic lens|Francis French|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
For marathons and other races, the crowd limit is 250 people.Virginia’s coronavirus numbers are rising. Here’s what you need to know.|Antonio Olivo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
As a player, he used to race home after games to watch a replay of the games to see what the broadcasters had gotten right.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut|Les Carpenter|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Betting markets had a big election season, with international bookmakers seeing record amounts of wagering on the 2020 race and an unprecedented interest in betting odds as a means of forecasting the election’s result.Betting markets called the presidential election more accurately than polls|reymashayekhi|November 19, 2020|Fortune
The two heard shots fired around them but raced through the streets anyway.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like Jolly, most of the women raced other motorized vehicles before making it into Monster Jam.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We raced so fast that our rifles dropped out of our shoulders and lazily down to our sides.I Shot Bin Laden|Elliot Ackerman|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Henry Thompson was a court officer who commandeered a van and raced to the towers with two of his co-workers.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11|John Avlon|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Akbar and McCain raced out of the courtroom, recording a celebratory Vine in the elevator.
I turned away from the bank and raced up a long slope to a saw-backed ridge that promised largely of unobstructed view.
I swung my horse around in his tracks and raced him back to the poplars, knowing what I would find, and yet refusing to believe.
After the children had raced a long time, they came back to Chew-chew for another story.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
They raced eagerly for the patch of light ahead of them and burst out upon a valley of green.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
So Wienerwurst too had the time of his life, and his little pink tongue hung out in delight as they raced toward the moon.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
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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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.
Other Idioms and Phrases with race
see rat race; slow but sure (steady wins the race).