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    race - Dictionary definition and meaning for word race

    Definition
    (noun) any competition
    Example Sentence
    • the race for the presidency
    Definition
    (noun) a contest of speed
    Example Sentence
    • the race is to the swift
    Definition
    (noun) people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock
    Example Sentence
    • some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings
    Definition
    (noun) (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
    Synonyms : subspecies
    Definition
    (noun) the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
    Synonyms : airstream , backwash , slipstream , wash
    Definition
    (noun) a canal for a current of water
    Synonyms : raceway
    Definition
    (verb) move fast
    Example Sentence
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street
    Definition
    (verb) compete in a race
    Synonyms : run
    Example Sentence
    • he is running the Marathon this year
    • let's race and see who gets there first
    Definition
    (verb) to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
    Example Sentence
    • We are racing to find a cure for AIDS
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move fast or to rush or race
    Synonyms : rush
    Example Sentence
    • The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze
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