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1race

noun \ˈrās\

Definition of RACE

1
chiefly Scottish :  the act of running
2
a :  a strong or rapid current of water flowing through a narrow channel
b :  a watercourse used industrially
c :  the current flowing in such a course
3
a :  a set course or duration of time
b :  the course of life
4
a :  a contest of speed
b plural :  a meeting in which several races (as for horses) are run
c :  a contest or rivalry involving progress toward a goal <pennant race>
5
:  a track or channel in which something rolls or slides; specifically :  a groove (as for the balls) in a bearing — see roller bearing illustration

Origin of RACE

Middle English ras, from Old Norse rās; akin to Old English ̄s rush
First Known Use: 14th century

2race

verb

: to compete in a race

: to compete in a race against (someone)

: to drive or ride (something) in a race

racedrac·ing

Full Definition of RACE

intransitive verb
1
:  to compete in a race
2
:  to go, move, or function at top speed or out of control <people racing for safety> <struggled to sleep as his mind raced>
3
:  to revolve too fast under a diminished load
transitive verb
1
:  to engage in a race with
2
a :  to enter in a race
b :  to drive or ride at high speed
c :  to transport or propel at maximum speed
3
:  to speed (as an engine) without a working load or with the transmission disengaged

Examples of RACE

  1. Eight horses will race for the cup.
  2. That horse will never race again.
  3. She's going to race the champion.
  4. They raced each other home.
  5. I'll race you to see who gets there first.
  6. She races cars for a living.
  7. The flood raced through the valley.
  8. The truck's engine was racing.
  9. The dog raced ahead of me.

First Known Use of RACE

15th century

3race

noun

Definition of RACE

1
:  a breeding stock of animals
2
a :  a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock
b :  a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics
3
a :  an actually or potentially interbreeding group within a species; also :  a taxonomic category (as a subspecies) representing such a group
b :  breed
c :  a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits
4
obsolete :  inherited temperament or disposition
5
:  distinctive flavor, taste, or strength

Origin of RACE

Middle French, generation, from Old Italian razza
First Known Use: 1580

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity

race

noun \ˈrās\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RACE

1
a :  an actually or potentially interbreeding group within a species; also :  a taxonomic category (as a subspecies) representing such a group b :  breed
2
:  a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits

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