Definition of race :
1. A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
2. A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests.
3. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
4. A root.
5. A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the of Alderney.
6. A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
7. Company; herd; breed.
8. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
9. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
10. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
11. Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding, driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually, a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he attended the races.
12. Peculiar flavor, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavor; smack.
13. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
14. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the same stock; a lineage; a breed.
15. To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
16. To raze.
17. To run a race with.
18. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
19. To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the action of a heavy sea.
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run (part of speech: verb)
parentage (part of speech: noun)
- Besides I want to race Andy Foger, and beat him, even if I don't win the prize. - "Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road", Victor Appleton.
- In their Service, I began my political Race. - "The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4", Samuel Adams.
- All the human race on one another's shoulders. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.