rac·​ing ˈrā-siŋ How to pronounce racing (audio)
: the sport or profession of engaging in or holding races

Examples of racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the cool thing is, now that the SailGP is Dubai, and the America’s Cup is in Saudi Arabia, the hottest sailboat racing tickets this weekend are in Middle East. Bill Springer, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 When his brother falls and is killed during a race, Matar is expected to give up his own racing dreams, sell his own camel, Hofara, for meat, and move back to his family in the city. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Nov. 2023 Three of the salvos take aim at organizations that boosted FTX: Major League Baseball, Formula 1 and Mercedes-Benz, sponsor of its signature racing team, and as dual defendants, ad giant Dentsu and global talent agency Wasserman. Byshawn Tully, Fortune, 27 Nov. 2023 In many ways, this race was something new and unusual for the racing series, something that created plenty of tension among more traditional fans, many of whom suspected that an abundance of style over substance was at work. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 20 Nov. 2023 The basketball star also shared a moment that led him to change his mind about motor racing. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2023 The flashy adult playground shrouds itself in black tarp to block views of the racing spectacle from prying (unticketed) eyes. Jack Healy, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Formula 1 and Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive captured a growing American audience for the international racing circuit, and the Las Vegas Grand Prix will hit The Strip Nov. 16-18, 2023, and again Nov. 21-23, 2024. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 The bold combo is accented with a tri-color racing strip down its middle and a Rosso Mars red strop that runs along the bottom of the supercar and around its rear diffuser. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 21 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1630, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of racing was in 1630

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Cite this Entry

“Racing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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