[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'.

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(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. [1]. Generation, lineage, stock, breed, family connection.[2]. Tribe, family, clan.[3]. Trial of speed, contest in running.[4]. Course, career, progress.[5]. Chase, pursuit.[6]. Mill-race.

v. n. [1]. Run swiftly.[2]. 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.

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