Associations to the word «Race»

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RACE, noun. A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Several horses run in a horse race, and the first one to reach the finishing post wins
RACE, noun. A progressive movement toward a goal.
RACE, noun. A fast-moving current of water, such as that which powers a mill wheel.
RACE, noun. Swift progress; rapid course; a running.
RACE, noun. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
RACE, noun. Travels, runs, or journeys.
RACE, noun. The bushings of a rolling element bearing which contacts the rolling elements.
RACE, verb. (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).
RACE, verb. (transitive) To compete against in such a race.
RACE, verb. (intransitive) To move or drive at high speed.
RACE, verb. (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.
RACE, noun. A group of sentient beings, particularly people, distinguished by common heritage or characteristics:
RACE, noun. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage.
RACE, noun. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.
RACE, noun. (controversial usage) One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species. See Wikipedia's article on historical definitions of race.
RACE, noun. A large group of sentient beings distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage (compare species, subspecies).
RACE, noun. (taxonomy) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; an informal term for a subspecies.
RACE, noun. A breed or strain of domesticated animal.
RACE, noun. (figuratively) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).
RACE, noun. Peculiar flavour, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavour.
RACE, noun. Characteristic quality or disposition.
RACE, noun. A rhizome or root, especially of ginger.
RACE AGAINST TIME, noun. (idiomatic) A situation in which something must be done hurriedly, by a deadline.
RACE BAITING, noun. The act of using racially derisive language, actions, or other forms of communication in order to anger or intimidate or coerce.
RACE CAR, noun. A car that goes at very fast speeds designed for use on race tracks.
RACE CAR DRIVER, noun. A person who races in a race car as a living.
RACE CARD, noun. The invocation of a person's race in a discussion in order to score points in that discussion.
RACE CARD, noun. A listing of all horses to be run in a horse race.
RACE CARDS, noun. Plural of race card
RACE CARS, noun. Plural of race car
RACE CLOTH, noun. A cloth worn by a racehorse, having pockets to hold the weights prescribed.
RACE CONDITION, noun. (electronics) (computing) A flaw in a system or process whereby the output or result is unexpectedly and critically dependent on the sequence or timing of other events.
RACE CONDITIONS, noun. Plural of race condition
RACE GLASS, noun. A field glass used at horseraces, usually as a pair (binoculars).
RACE HATRED, noun. Hatred towards an ethnic group.
RACE HAZARD, noun. A race condition.
RACE KNIFE, noun. A cutting tool with a blade that is hooked at the point, for marking outlines, on boards or metals, as by a pattern; used in shipbuilding.
RACE MEETING, noun. A series of horse races at a particular racecourse on a particular day
RACE MEMORY, noun. (psychology) A memory, present at birth, and that exists in the absence of sensory experience, that arises from the common experience of ones ancestors
RACE MUSIC, noun. (dated) (music) Commercially recorded African-American popular music from the early 20th century, including blues and jazz.
RACE OUT OF THE TRAPS, verb. (idiomatic) To start something very quickly.
RACE QUEEN, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) A glamorous model accompanying the pit crew in Japanese motor racing.
RACE QUEENS, noun. Plural of race queen
RACE RELATIONS, noun. The patterns of behaviour between ethnic groups of people
RACE RELATIONS, noun. The branch of sociology that studies these patterns
RACE ROTATION, noun. The rotary, rather than propulsive motion produced by a propeller.
RACE ROTATION, noun. The rotation of the inner and outer parts of a bearing race.
RACE SUICIDE, noun. The voluntary failure of the members of a race or people to bear enough children to keep the birth rate at least equal to the death rate.
RACE TO THE BOTTOM, noun. (economics) A situation in which competition between governments leads to very excessive (harmful) deregulation.
RACE TO THE BOTTOM, noun. A situation in which competition between entities leads to elimination of perks or amenities, often in the interest of cutting costs.
RACE TO THE TOP, noun. A situation in which competition between entities to be the first or best leads to increased amenities or better performance.
RACE TRACK, noun. Alternative spelling of racetrack
RACE TRACKS, noun. Plural of race track
RACE WALK, noun. (athletics) A racewalking race.
RACE WALKING, noun. Alternative spelling of racewalking

Dictionary definition

RACE, noun. Any competition; "the race for the presidency".
RACE, noun. A contest of speed; "the race is to the swift".
RACE, noun. 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".
RACE, noun. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species.
RACE, noun. The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.
RACE, noun. A canal for a current of water.
RACE, verb. Move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street".
RACE, verb. Compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first".
RACE, verb. To work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS".
RACE, verb. Cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze".

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