What is the meaning of race?


  • Any competition.
    • usage: "the race for the presidency"
  • A contest of speed.
    • usage: "the race is to the swift"
  • People who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock.
    • usage: "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"
  • Biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species.
  • The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.
  • A canal for a current of water.


  • Move fast.
    • usage: "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
  • Compete in a race.
    • usage: "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
  • To work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others.
    • usage: "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
  • Cause to move fast or to rush or race.
    • usage: "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
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