Definitions for race

Definitions for (noun) race

Main entry: race, raceway

Definition: a canal for a current of water

Main entry: race

Definition: a contest of speed

Usage: the race is to the swift

Main entry: race

Definition: any competition

Usage: the race for the presidency

Main entry: race

Definition: people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock

Usage: some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings

Main entry: race, subspecies

Definition: (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

Main entry: airstream, backwash, wash, race, slipstream

Definition: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Definitions for (verb) race

Main entry: race, run

Definition: compete in a race

Usage: he is running the Marathon this year; let's race and see who gets there first

Main entry: hasten, hotfoot, hie, cannonball along, bucket along, pelt along, belt along, step on it, race, speed, rush, rush along

Definition: move fast

Usage: He rushed down the hall to receive his guests; The cars raced down the street

Main entry: rush, race

Definition: cause to move fast or to rush or race

Usage: The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze

Main entry: race

Definition: to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others

Usage: We are racing to find a cure for AIDS

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