Race

Noun

  • A breed or strain of domesticated animal.
  • A fast-moving current of water, such as that which powers a mill wheel.
  • Peculiar flavour, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavour.
  • Travels, runs, or journeys.
  • A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.

    "Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa."

  • (taxonomy) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; an informal term for a subspecies.
  • A progressive movement toward a goal.
  • (figuratively) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).

    "Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new race of robots that can perform household chores without supervision."

  • Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
  • A rhizome or root, especially of ginger.
  • A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage.
  • A large group of sentient beings distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage (compare species, subspecies).

    "A treaty was concluded between the race of elves and the race of men."

  • A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Several horses run in a horse race, and the first one to reach the finishing post wins

    "We had a race to see who could finish the book the quickest."

  • (figuratively) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).

    "The advent of the Internet has brought about a new race of entrepreneur."

  • Swift progress; rapid course; a running.
  • Characteristic quality or disposition.
  • The bushings of a rolling element bearing which contacts the rolling elements.
  • A group of sentient beings, particularly people, distinguished by common heritage or characteristics:
  • (controversial usage) One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species.

    "The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are considered part of the same Mongoloid race."

  • A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Several horses run in a horse race, and the first one to reach the finishing post wins

    "The race around the park was won by Johnny, who ran faster than the others."

Verb

  • (transitive) To compete against in such a race.

    "I raced him to the car, but he was there first, so he got to ride shotgun."

  • (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.
  • (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).

    "The drivers were racing around the track."

  • (intransitive) To move or drive at high speed.

    "Her heart was racing as she peered into the dimly lit room."

  • "As soon as it was time to go home, he raced for the door."

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