- 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
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.
Origin of race2
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Example sentences from the Web for race
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.
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
We raced so fast that our rifles dropped out of our shoulders and lazily down to our sides.
Henry Thompson was a court officer who commandeered a van and raced to the towers with two of his co-workers.
Akbar and McCain raced out of the courtroom, recording a celebratory Vine in the elevator.
Londoners John Coffey and Bernardo Marti also raced to be married as soon as it was legally possible.
Very few remained of the players who had raced for chairs at the opening hour.The Guests Of Hercules|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
John raced past the lumbering sergeant and put forth all his strength to catch up with Menehwehna.Fort Amity|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He raced after them and kept it up for five days and nights.The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories|Anton Tchekoff
Four of the Germans got away and raced across country at breakneck speed.The Post of Honour|Richard Wilson
The girls, some of them waiting for her at the big iron gate, raced down to meet her.Five Little Peppers at School|Margaret Sidney
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.
Idioms and Phrases with race
see rat race; slow but sure (steady wins the race).