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Race meaning

race - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. A root.
  2. 2. A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests.
  3. 3. To raze.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Company; herd; breed.
  6. 6. A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
  9. 9. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
  10. 10. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
  15. 15. A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
  16. 16. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
  17. 17. To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
  18. 18. To run a race with.
  19. 19. 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 of Alderney.
  20. 20. A breed; descendants; family.
  21. 21. To run swiftly; contend in running.
  22. 22. Trial of speed; swift course; career; canal to a water- wheel.

race - examples of usage

  1. Why should he, an English gentleman, choose her instead of a woman of his own race brought up in the manner of his people? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. Through the race being favoured? - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. In a flash he was after him, and then began such a race as the Old Pasture never had seen before. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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