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Noun: race  reys
  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
    - subspecies
  5. The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
    - slipstream, airstream, backwash, wash
  6. A canal for a current of water
    - raceway
Verb: race  reys
  1. Move or travel very quickly
    "The cars raced down the street";
    - rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], bucket [informal], wing [informal], pelt [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], belt [informal]
  2. Compete in a race
    "let's race and see who gets there first";
    - run
  3. To work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
    "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
  4. Cause to move fast or to rush or race
    "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze";
    - rush

Derived forms: racing, races, raced

See also: run off

Type of: act, canal, compete, competition, contend, contest, displace, flow, go, group, grouping, locomote, move, taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group, travel, vie

Encyclopedia: Race, Steve