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Definition of 'race'

Noun

  1. any competition; "the race for the presidency"
  2. 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"
  3. a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
  4. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
       Synonyms: slipstream airstream backwash wash
  5. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
       Synonyms: subspecies
  6. a canal for a current of water
       Synonyms: raceway

Verb

  1. step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
       Synonyms: rush hotfoot hasten hie speed pelt along rush along cannonball along bucket along belt along
       Antonyms: linger dawdle
  2. compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
       Synonyms: run
  3. to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
  4. cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
       Synonyms: rush


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