[reɪs] or [res]
(noun.) a contest of speed; 'the race is to the swift'.
(noun.) any competition; 'the race for the presidency'.
(noun.) 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'.
(verb.) compete in a race; 'he is running the Marathon this year'; 'let's race and see who gets there first'.
(verb.) to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; 'We are racing to find a cure for AIDS'.
(verb.) cause to move fast or to rush or race; 'The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze'.
Inputed by Bertha--From WordNet
(v. t.) To raze.
(n.) A root.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Company; herd; breed.
(n.) A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
(n.) A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
(n.) Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
(n.) 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.
(n.) The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
(n.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
(v. i.) To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. t.) To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
(v. t.) To run a race with.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Generation, lineage, stock, breed, family connection.. Tribe, family, clan.. Trial of speed, contest in running.. Course, career, progress.. Chase, pursuit.. Mill-race.
v. n. . Run swiftly.. Contend in running.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Course, pursuit, career, family,[See LINEAGE]
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v.t. (obs.)=Raze.—adj. Raced.
n. the human family: the descendants of a common ancestor: a breed or variety: a tribal or national stock: a line of persons as of statesmen or of animals as the feline race: a herd: peculiar flavour as of wine by which its origin may be recognised: (Shak.) intrinsic character vigour.
n. rapid motion: trial of speed: progress: course of action: a strong and rapid current: a canal to a water-wheel: a competitive trial of speed in running walking &c.: a horse-race as the Ascot races.—v.i. to run swiftly: to contend in running.—v.t. to cause to race as steamers horses &c.—ns. Race′-card a card containing information about races; Race′-course -ground -track the course over which races are run; Race′-cup a piece of plate forming a prize at a race; Race′horse a horse bred for racing; Race′-meet′ing a meeting for purposes of horse-racing; Rā′cer one who races: a racehorse; Race′-way a mill-race; Rā′cing the running of races; Rā′cing-bit a light jointed ring-bit; Consolā′tion-race (see Consolation); Flat′-race a horse-race over level or clear ground—opp. to a Hurdle-race or Steeplechase which are called generally Obstacle-races.—Racing calendar a full list of races to be run.
n. (Shak.) a root.—n. Race′-gin′ger unpulverised ginger.
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Unserious Contents or Definition
To dream that you are in a race, foretells that others will aspire to the things you are working to possess, but if you win in the race, you will overcome your competitors.
- Until Edison made his wonderful invention in 1877, the human race was entirely without means for preserving or passing on to posterity its own linguistic utterances or any other vocal sound. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- It was also used in October, 1899, on board the Grande Duchesse to report the international yacht race between the Columbia and the Shamrock at Sandy Hook, as seen in Fig. 13. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Ah, my good sir, you'll have to try the race again and again,--the game isn't there. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- But in the seaport and markets mingled men of every known race, comparing their religious ideas and customs. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- There is not a savage or barbaric race to-day that is not held in a net of such tradition. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- But, though luxurious, the Norman nobles were not generally speaking an intemperate race. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Some fanatics among them, to be sure, held that one book, the Koran, was of itself sufficient to insure the well-being of the whole human race, but happily a more enlightened view prevailed. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- The horses were gone to Rome and there was no more racing. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- There was still racing in Milan and the war could not be much worse. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Ursula nestled near him, into his constant warmth, and watched the pale-lit revelation racing ahead, the visible night. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- In another moment they were racing as madly away from us as they had before been charging down upon us. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- A man ain't ashamed to say he wants to own a racing stable or a picture gallery. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- Other French racing bicycles were no doubt in existence, but there is no history which can ascribe any truly constructive innovations in motorcycle making to any foreign country. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Along in the late nineties a keen interest in bicycle racing led to the introduction of what is known as the motor-paced tandem. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Races came and went, species passed away, but ever new species arose, more lovely, or equally lovely, always surpassing wonder. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- The doctrine of the origin of our several domestic races from several aboriginal stocks, has been carried to an absurd extreme by some authors. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- They were coming back from the races. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- As implied in a previous chapter, number relations are not clearly grasped by primitive races. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- It is the statement of missionaries, that, of all races of the earth, none have received the Gospel with such eager docility as the African. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- These propositions will be most readily understood by looking to our domestic races. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- How were the races? Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- For the balance of the day and all the following night we raced across that ochre wilderness with the pursuers at our back ever gaining upon us. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Above my head I could see the dangling forms of the boarding party as the battleship raced over us. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- I noted the marvellous speed of the young red man as he raced after the guards. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Together we raced across the scarlet sward, I timing my speed that I might not outdistance my slower companion. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- They raced wildly after me until, finally, my foot struck a projecting piece of quartz, and down I went sprawling upon the moss. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- A dark object was lying on the white beach, and, as they raced up to it, Crispin gave a cry of anguish. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- With speed lever pulled to the last notch, we raced toward the north as we rose ever farther and farther above that terrible valley of death. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.