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Meaning of RACE

Pronunciation:  reys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a canal for a current of water
  2. [n]  a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
  3. [n]  any competition; "the race for the presidency"
  4. [n]  people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"
  5. [n]  (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
  6. [n]  the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  7. [v]  compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
  8. [v]  step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
  9. [v]  cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
  10. [v]  to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"

RACE is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: airstream, backwash, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, raceway, run, rush, rush along, slipstream, speed, subspecies, wash
 Antonyms: dawdle, linger
 See Also: accelerate, act, Amerindian race, arms race, auto race, automobile race, barge, bicycle race, Black race, boat race, boat-race, buck, burnup, campaign, campaign, canal, car race, Caucasian race, Caucasoid race, charge, chariot race, color, colour, compete, competition, contend, contest, cross country, dart, dash, displace, dog racing, flash, flow, foot race, footrace, freestyle, go, group, grouping, Herrenvolk, horse race, horse-race, Indian race, locomote, master race, Mongolian race, Mongoloid race, move, move, Negro race, Negroid race, people of color, people of colour, place, political campaign, potato race, push forward, quicken, relay race, relays, run, run off, sack race, scoot, scratch race, scud, shoot, shoot down, show, ski race, skiing race, Slavic people, Slavic race, speed skate, speed up, taxon, taxonomic group, tear, thrust ahead, travel, vie, White race, Yellow race



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Race\, v. t.
    To raze. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  2. \Race\, n. [OF. ra["i]z, L. radix, -icis. See {Radix}.]
    A root. ``A race or two of ginger.'' --Shak.
    {Race ginger}, ginger in the root, or not pulverized.
  3. \Race\, n. [F. race; cf. Pr. & Sp. raza, It. razza; all
    from OHG. reiza line, akin to E. write. See {Write}.]
    1. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe,
       people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the
       same stock; a lineage; a breed.
             The whole race of mankind.            --Shak.
             Whence the long race of Alban fathers come.
    Note: Naturalists and ehnographers divide mankind into
          several distinct varieties, or races. Cuvier refers
          them all to three, Pritchard enumerates seven, Agassiz
          eight, Pickering describes eleven. One of the common
          classifications is that of Blumenbach, who makes five
          races: the Caucasian, or white race, to which belong
          the greater part of the European nations and those of
          Western Asia; the Mongolian, or yellow race, occupying
          Tartary, China, Japan, etc.; the Ethiopian, or negro
          race, occupying most of Africa (except the north),
          Australia, Papua, and other Pacific Islands; the
          American, or red race, comprising the Indians of North
          and South America; and the Malayan, or brown race,
          which occupies the islands of the Indian Archipelago,
          etc. Many recent writers classify the Malay and
          American races as branches of the Mongolian. See
          Illustration in Appendix.
    2. Company; herd; breed.
             For do but note a wild and wanton herd, Or race of
             youthful and unhandled colts, Fetching mad bounds.
    3. (Bot.) A variety of such fixed character that it may be
       propagated by seed.
    4. Peculiar flavor, taste, or strength, as of wine; that
       quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates
       origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavor;
       smack. ``A race of heaven.'' --Shak.
             Is it [the wine] of the right race ?  --Massinqer.
    5. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition. [Obs.]
             And now I give my sensual race the rein. --Shak.
             Some . . . great race of fancy or judgment. --Sir W.
    Syn: Lineage; line; family; house; breed; offspring; progeny;
  4. \Race\, n. [OE. ras, res, rees, AS. r[=ae]s a rush,
    running; akin to Icel. r[=a]s course, race. [root]118.]
    1. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
    2. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
             The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of
             any beasts.                           --Bacon.
    3. Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a
       contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding,
       driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually,
       a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he
       attended the races.
             The race is not to the swift.         --Eccl. ix.
             I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race. --Pope.
    4. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged;
       hence, career; course of life.
             My race of glory run, and race of shame. --Milton.
    5. A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or
       passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy
       sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as,
       the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney.
    6. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the
       channel in which it flows; a mill race.
    Note: The part of the channel above the wheel is sometimes
          called the headrace, the part below, the tailrace.
    7. (Mach.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven
       back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
    {Race cloth}, a cloth worn by horses in racing, having
       pockets to hold the weights prescribed.
    {Race course}.
       (a) The path, generally circular or elliptical, over which
           a race is run.
       (b) Same as {Race way}, below.
    {Race cup}, a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race.
    {Race glass}, a kind of field glass.
    {Race horse}.
       (a) A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a
           horse bred or kept for running races.
       (b) A breed of horses remarkable for swiftness in running.
       (c) (Zo["o]l.) The steamer duck.
       (d) (Zo["o]l.) A mantis.
    {Race knife}, a cutting tool with a blade that is hooked at
       the point, for marking outlines, on boards or metals, as
       by a pattern, -- used in shipbuilding.
    {Race saddle}, a light saddle used in racing.
    {Race track}. Same as {Race course}
       (a), above.
    {Race way}, the canal for the current that drives a water
  5. \Race\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Raced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals
       raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
    2. (Steam Mach.) To run too fast at times, as a marine engine
       or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the
       action of a heavy sea.
  6. \Race\, v. t.
    1. To cause to contend in race; to drive at high speed; as,
       to race horses.
    2. To run a race with.
Computing Dictionary

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a race means that others are envious of your achievements and want it for themselves. If you win the race, then it indicates that you will overcome your competitors. Alternatively, this dream may also be an indication for you to slow down or take a different coarse in life. Often this dream can reveal your competitive nature and how you tend to measure yourself against others.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Group of organisms (all of the same species) that is genetically self-sustaining and isolated geographically or temporally during reproduction.
 Definition: a subgroup of human population that shares a greater number of physical traits with one another than they do with those of other subgroups.