rac·​ing | \ ˈrā-siŋ How to pronounce racing (audio) \

Definition of racing

: the sport or profession of engaging in or holding races

Examples of racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turfway opening in 1959 and is open year-round for simulcast wagering and seasonal live racing. Jason Hoffman,, "Here's why Turfway Park is closed for simulcast today," 29 Jan. 2020 Rossi's hunger for racing has appeared undiminished, however, in spite of disappointing results last term. Jonathan Hawkins, CNN, "Will 2020 be Valentino Rossi's final season in MotoGP?," 29 Jan. 2020 Barrientos placed the driver in custody for racing. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 2 Dec. 2019 Bloodhound driver Andy Green called the Hakskeen Pan track the best in the world for straight-line high-speed racing. Washington Post, "Speedy Bloodhound car finishes testing in South Africa," 20 Nov. 2019 A day after Mongolian Groom’s death, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein renewed her call for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Veterinarians: Training videos suggest Mongolian Groom shouldn't have run in Breeders' Cup," 14 Nov. 2019 Craig Fravel, chief executive of the Breeders’ Cup, will join the Stronach Group as chief executive for racing after the Breeders’ Cup. Los Angeles Times, "Santa Anita suffers its second racing fatality of fall meeting," 19 Oct. 2019 Birmingham Race Course opened in March 1987 as the Birmingham Turf Club, an $85 million facility for thoroughbred horse racing. William Thornton |, al, "Birmingham Race Course places a bet on the past -- historical horse racing," 8 Oct. 2019 Javier Ruiz Galindo, who has lived in the San Antonio area for 30 years, hasn’t been widely known because his large-scale commercial productions for World Cup soccer and Formula One racing have been global, not local. Elaine Ayala,, "Día de los Muertos’ appropriation is on global scale, and S.A., too," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of racing

1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of racing was in 1630

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15 Feb 2020

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“Racing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of racing

: the sport or profession of racing horses, cars, etc.

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