[ UK /ɹˈe‍ɪs/ ]
[ US /ˈɹeɪs/ ]
  1. a canal for a current of water
  2. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  3. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
  4. any competition
    the race for the presidency
  5. 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
  6. a contest of speed
    the race is to the swift
  1. to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
    We are racing to find a cure for AIDS
  2. compete in a race
    let's race and see who gets there first
    he is running the Marathon this year
  3. cause to move fast or to rush or race
    The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze
  4. move hurridly
    He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    The cars raced down the street
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How To Use race In A Sentence

  • Spending on a perennial effort to expand gambling at race tracks, known as "racino," increased four-fold to about $620,000 in 2010. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • Rose of Sharon braced her body against the movements of the car in an effort to protect her fetus.
  • Police are anxious to trace two men seen leaving the house just before 8am.
  • Hopefully, North Norfolk will soon shake off this surreal obsession with the Lib Dems and embrace their NE Cambs neighbour's decent Tory stance. Will Iain Dale have to repay the donations ?
  • If the indoor tables don't satisfy you, and if the weather is right, do ask for a table on the terrace.
  • A lot of human nature can be traced to instinctive behaviors evolved in harder times. ProWomanProLife » Why am I so skeptical?
  • I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a "mew" to the honour of such a thoroughly honest dog. The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
  • If you interview a lot of conservative Democrats, even in states like Texas, you know, New Mexico, they are very concerned that Hillary Clinton on the top of the ticket would really kind of depress voter turnout and ultimately affect a lot of down ballot races. CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008
  • The formation of coral terraces is interpreted as the product of approximately uniform long-term uplift superimposed on eustatic changes in sea level.
  • It seems to embrace a lot of our speculations here about the willful nature of ideas, and works well for things within our conscious realm, from babies to ballpoints.
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