Definition of "race" [race]

  • (noun) A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics.
  • (noun) A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution: the German race.
  • (noun) A genealogical line; a lineage.
  • (noun) Humans considered as a group.
  • (noun) Biology 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.
  • (noun) a contest of speed, as in running, swimming, driving, riding, etc
  • (noun) any competition or rivalry
  • (noun) rapid or constant onward movement
  • (noun) a rapid current of water, esp one through a narrow channel that has a tidal range greater at one end than the other
  • (noun) a channel of a stream, esp one for conducting water to or from a water wheel or other device for utilizing its energy
  • (noun) a channel or groove that contains ball bearings or roller bearings or that restrains a sliding component
  • (noun) the inner or outer cylindrical ring in a ball bearing or roller bearing
  • (noun) a narrow passage or enclosure in a sheep yard through which sheep pass individually, as to a sheep dip
  • (noun) a wire tunnel through which footballers pass from the changing room onto a football field
  • (noun) a line of containers coupled together, used in mining to transport coal
  • (noun) the span or course of life
  • (verb) to engage in a contest of speed with (another)
  • (verb) to engage (oneself or one's representative) in a race, esp as a profession or pastime
  • (verb) to move or go as fast as possible
  • (verb) to run (an engine, shaft, propeller, etc) or (of an engine, shaft, propeller, etc) to run at high speed, esp after reduction of the load or resistance

Use "race" in a sentence

  • "Howe took a narrow two point USA Crits lead with 20 laps to go in the race, and he held onto the orange and white jersey come the end of the ┬árace."
  • "Aryan race to leave behind literary relics of their existence on earth, then I say the Vedic poets are primitive; the Vedic language is primitive; the Vedic religion is primitive, and, taken as a whole, _more primitive than anything else that we are ever likely to recover in the whole history of our race_ ...."
  • "It appears that the red race here, the _race capresse_, is particularly liable to the disease."

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