racing

noun
rac·ing | \ ˈrā-siŋ \

Definition of racing 

: the sport or profession of engaging in or holding races

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Drivers will have next weekend off before racing in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in California on June 24. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "FireKeepers Casino 400: Clint Bowyer's pit gamble on tires pays off," 10 June 2018 Spot speeds at the edge of the first turn surpassed 220 miles per hour at one of auto racing’s fastest ovals. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "NASCAR's conundrum: Cup Drivers want speed, fans clamor for excitement," 10 June 2018 With nothing left to conquer or prove, Baffert said life will continue as usual for a high-profile personality with thoroughbred horse racing in his blood. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "2019 Kentucky Derby is already on minds of high-profile trainers," 10 June 2018 The offerings will include single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf and auto racing. Randall Chase, Houston Chronicle, "Delaware casinos to begin sports betting next week," 31 May 2018 Betting will include single game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf and auto-racing. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Delaware Will Be First New State to Offer Sports Betting," 31 May 2018 The offerings will include single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf, and auto racing. Randall Chase, BostonGlobe.com, "Delaware to start sports betting," 31 May 2018 Louis also enjoyed auto racing and used to be a stock car racer at the old Plainville Stadium. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Louis E. Lombardo," 25 May 2018 For reference, wagering on horse racing in the U.S. is $11 billion a year. Greg Bettinelli, Recode, "The legal sports betting arena is about to get crowded and we’re not ready," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of racing

1630, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2018

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The first known use of racing was in 1630

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racing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of racing

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

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