(noun, verb)


1. any competition

- the race for the presidency

Definition categories: event, competition, contest

2. a contest of speed

- the race is to the swift

Definition categories: event, competition, contest

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

Definition categories: group, grouping

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

Definition categories: group, taxon

5. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Similar word(s): airstream, backwash, slipstream, wash

Definition categories: phenomenon, flow

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

Similar word(s): hasten, hie, hotfoot, rush, speed

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. compete in a race

- let's race and see who gets there first

Similar word(s): run

Definition categories: competition, compete, contend, vie

3. to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others

Definition categories: social, act, move

4. cause to move fast or to rush or race

- The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze

Similar word(s): rush

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

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.