1. any competition
- the race for the presidency
2. a contest of speed
- the race is to the swift
3. 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
4. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
Similar word(s): subspecies
5. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
6. a canal for a current of water
Similar word(s): raceway
Definition categories: man–made, canal
Sentences with race as a noun:
- The race around the park was won by Johnny, who ran faster than the others.
- We had a race to see who could finish the book the quickest.
- Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.
- The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are considered part of the same Mongoloid race.
- A treaty was concluded between the race of elves and the race of men.
- The advent of the Internet has brought about a new race of entrepreneur.
- Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new race of robots that can perform household chores without supervision.
1. move hurridly
- The cars raced down the street
2. compete in a race
- let's race and see who gets there first
Similar word(s): run
3. to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
4. cause to move fast or to rush or race
- The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze
Similar word(s): rush
Sentences with race as a verb:
- I raced him to the car, but he was there first, so he got to ride shotgun.
- As soon as it was time to go home, he raced for the door.