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Race

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Race,  
     A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Racev. t. 
     To raze.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
Racen. [OF. raïz, L. radix, -icis. See Radix.].
     A root.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Race ginger, ginger in the root, or not pulverized.
Racen. [F. race; cf. Pr. & Sp. raza, It. razza; all from OHG. reiza line, akin to E. write. See Write.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    " Naturalists and ethnographers divide mankind into several distinct varieties, or races. Cuvier refers them all to three, Pritchard enumerates seven, Agassiz eight, Pickering describes eleven. One of the common classifications is that of Blumenbach, who makes five races: the Caucasian, or white race, to which belong the greater part of the European nations and those of Western Asia; the Mongolian, or yellow race, occupying Tartary, China, Japan, etc.; the Ethiopian, or negro race, occupying most of Africa (except the north), Australia, Papua, and other Pacific Islands; the American, or red race, comprising the Indians of North and South America; and the Malayan, or brown race, which occupies the islands of the Indian Archipelago, etc. Many recent writers classify the Malay and American races as branches of the Mongolian. See Illustration in Appendix."  [1913 Webster]
    "The whole race of mankind."  [1913 Webster]
    "Whence the long race of Alban fathers come."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Company; herd; breed.  [1913 Webster]
    "For do but note a wild and wanton herd,
    Or race of youthful and unhandled colts,
    Fetching mad bounds.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Is it [the wine] of the right race ?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.  [1913 Webster]
    "And now I give my sensual race the rein."  [1913 Webster]
    "Some . . . great race of fancy or judgment."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Lineage; line; family; house; breed; offspring; progeny; issue.
Racen. [OE. ras, res, rees, AS. r a rush, running; akin to Icel. rās course, race.
  •  A progress; a course; a movement or progression.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.  [1913 Webster]
    "The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of any beasts."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The race is not to the swift."  [1913 Webster]
    "I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.  [1913 Webster]
    "My race of glory run, and race of shame."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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 Race of Alderney.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.  [1913 Webster]
    " The part of the channel above the wheel is sometimes called the headrace, the part below, the tailrace."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.  [1913 Webster]
Race cloth, a cloth worn by horses in racing, having pockets to hold the weights prescribed. -- Race course. (a) The path, generally circular or elliptical, over which a race is run. (b) Same as Race way, below. -- Race cup, a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race. -- Race glass, a kind of field glass. -- Race horse. (a) A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a horse bred or kept for running races. (b) A breed of horses remarkable for swiftness in running. (c) (Zoöl.) The steamer duck. (d) (Zoöl.) A mantis. -- Race knife, 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 saddle, a light saddle used in racing. -- Race track. Same as Race course (a), above. -- Race way, the canal for the current that drives a water wheel.
Racev. i. 
  •  To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Racev. t. 
  •  To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To run a race with.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Race, n. & v.
--n.
1 a contest of speed between runners, horses, vehicles, ships, etc.
2 (in pl.) a series of these for horses, dogs, etc. at a fixed time on a regular course.
3 a contest between persons to be first to achieve something.
4 a a strong or rapid current flowing through a narrow channel in the sea or a river (a tide race). b the channel of a stream etc. (a mill-race).
5 each of two grooved rings in a ball-bearing or roller bearing.
6 Austral. a fenced passageway for drafting sheep etc.
7 a passageway along which football players etc. run to enter the field.
8 (in weaving) the channel along which the shuttle moves.
9 archaic a the course of the sun or moon. b the course of life (has run his race).
--v.
1 intr. take part in a race.
2 tr. have a race with.
3 tr. try to surpass in speed.
4 intr. (foll. by with) compete in speed with.
5 tr. cause (a horse, car, etc.) to race.
6 a intr. go at full or (of an engine, propeller, the pulse, etc.) excessive speed. b tr. cause (a person or thing) to do this (raced the bill through the House).
7 intr. (usu. as racing adj.) follow or take part in horse-racing (a racing man).

Idiom
not in the race Austral. sl. having no chance. race meeting a sequence of horse-races at one place. racing car a motor car built for racing on a prepared track.
Race, n.
1 each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics.
2 a tribe, nation, etc., regarded as of a distinct ethnic stock.
3 the fact or concept of division into races (discrimination based on race).
4 a genus, species, breed, or variety of animals, plants, or micro-organisms.
5 a group of persons, animals, or plants connected by common descent.
6 any great division of living creatures (the feathered race; the four-footed race).
7 descent; kindred (of noble race; separate in language and race).
8 a class of persons etc. with some common feature (the race of poets).

Idiom
race relations relations between members of different races usu. in the same country. race riot an outbreak of violence due to racial antagonism.
Race, n. a ginger root.

Etymology
OF rais, raiz f. L radix radicis root

THESAURUS

Race

Le Mans, accelerate, adolescent stream, affiliation, affluence, afflux, affluxion, air race, animal kingdom, apparentation, aqueduct, arroyo, automobile race, beck, bed, bicycle race, birth, blood, bloodline, boat race, boat-race, boil, bolt, bourn, bout, bracket, braided stream, branch, brand, breed, brood, brook, brooklet, bundle, burn, burst, burst of speed, bustle, canal, canter, career, cast, caste, category, channel, character, charge, chase, chute, clan, class, color, common ancestry, community, compete with, competition, concourse, confluence, conflux, consanguinity, contention, contest, contest of speed, course, crack on, creek, creek bed, crick, cross-country race, crosscurrent, culture, culvert, current, dart, dash, dash off, dash on, dead run, decathlon, defluxion, deme, denomination, derby, derivation, descent, description, designation, direct line, distaff side, division, dog race, dogtrot, donga, double-header, double-time, doubles, downflow, downpour, drag race, drift, driftage, drive, dry bed, endurance race, estate, ethnic group, event, extraction, family, feather, female line, festinate, filiation, flank speed, flat-out speed, fling, flow, flowing, flowing stream, fluency, flume, flurry, flutter, fluviation, flux, fly, folk, footrace, forced draft, form, foursome, fresh, freshet, full gallop, gain ground, gallop, game, games of chance, genre, gens, genus, get going, get moving, gill, go, grade, grain, group, grouping, gulch, gully, gullyhole, gush, hand gallop, hare, haste, hasten, head, heading, headlong rush, headrace, heat, heavy right foot, helter-skelter, hie, high lope, hop to it, horse-race, house, hump, hump it, hurdle race, hurry, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurtle, hustle, ilk, inflow, irrigation ditch, jog trot, kidney, kill, kin, kind, kindred, label, lap, lash, lazy stream, leap, level, line, line of descent, lineage, lope, lose no time, lot, make, make haste, male line, manner, marathon, marathon race, mark, match, match race, matriclan, maximum speed, meandering stream, meet, midchannel, midstream, mill run, millrace, millstream, mold, motorcycle race, move quickly, moving road, nation, nationality, nature, navigable river, nullah, number, obstacle race, onrush, onward course, open the throttle, open throttle, order, outflow, patriclan, pentathlon, people, persuasion, phratry, phyle, phylum, pick up speed, pigeonhole, plant kingdom, play, play-off, plunge, position, post, potato race, predicament, press on, push on, put on, put on steam, quicken, race with, racecourse, racing stream, rally, rank, rating, regatta, relay, relay race, rev, rip, rivalry, river, river bed, riverway, rivulet, road race, rubric, run, run a race, rundle, runlet, runnel, runoff, rush, rush through, sack race, scamper, scoot, scour, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, section, seed, sept, set, shape, shoot, side, sike, singles, skedaddle, sluice, society, sort, spate, spear side, species, speech community, speed, speed up, speedway race, spill stream, spillbox, spillway, spindle side, sport, sprint, sprint race, spurt, stamp, station, status, stem, step lively, step on it, step up, stirps, stock, stock-car race, strain, stratum, stream, stream action, stream bed, streamlet, streamway, stripe, style, subdivision, subgroup, suborder, subterranean river, succession, surge, swash, swash channel, sword side, tailrace, tear, the like of, the likes of, the turf, three-legged race, threesome, tide, title, torch race, totem, track, track race, trend, tribe, trot, twosome, type, undercurrent, undertow, variety, wadi, walk, water carrier, water channel, water flow, water furrow, water gap, water gate, watercourse, waterway, waterworks, wide-open speed, yacht race, zip

ROGET THESAURUS

Race

Pursuit

N pursuit, pursuing, prosecution, pursuance, enterprise, business, adventure, quest, scramble, hue and cry, game, hobby, still-hunt, chase, hunt, battue, race, steeple chase, hunting, coursing, venation, venery, fox chase, sport, sporting, shooting, angling, fishing, hawking, shikar (Geog loc:India), pursuer, hunter, huntsman, shikari (Geog loc:India), sportsman, Nimrod, hound, pursuing, in quest of, in pursuit, in full cry, in hot pursuit, on the scent, in pursuance of, after, Int, tallyho!, yoicks!, soho!.

Business

N business, occupation, employment, pursuit, what one is doing, what one is about, affair, concern, matter, case, matter in hand, irons in the fire, thing to do, agendum, task, work, job, chore, errand, commission, mission, charge, care, duty, part, role, cue, province, function, lookout, department, capacity, sphere, orb, field, line, walk, walk of life, beat, round, routine, race, career, office, place, post, chargeship, incumbency, living, situation, berth, employ, service, engagement, undertaking, vocation, calling, profession, cloth, faculty, industry, art, industrial arts, craft, mystery, handicraft, trade, exercise, work, avocation, press of business, businesslike, workaday, professional, official, functional, busy, on hand, in hand, in one's hands, afoot, on foot, on the anvil, going on, acting, in the course of business, all in one's day's work, professionally Adj, a business with an income at its heels, amoto quaeramus seria ludo, par negotiis neque supra.

Consanguinity

N consanguinity, relationship, kindred, blood, parentage, filiation, affiliation, lineage, agnation, connection, alliance, family connection, family tie, ties of blood, nepotism, kinsman, kinfolk, kith and kin, relation, relative, connection, sibling, sib, next of kin, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, cousin- german, first cousin, second cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, ear relation, distant relation, brother, sister, one's own flesh and blood, family, fraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, cousinhood, race, stock, generation, sept, stirps, side, strain, breed, clan, tribe, nation, related, akin, consanguineous, of the blood, family, allied, collateral, cognate, agnate, connate, kindred, affiliated, fraternal, intimately related, nearly related, closely related, remotely related, distantly related, allied, german.

Continuity

N continuity, consecution, consecutiveness, succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain, catenation, concatenation, scale, gradation, course, ceaselessness, constant flow, unbroken extent, procession, column, retinue, cortege, cavalcade, rank and file, line of battle, array, pedigree, genealogy, lineage, race, ancestry, descent, family, house, line, line of ancestors, strain, rank, file, line, row, range, tier, string, thread, team, suit, colonnade, continuous, continued, consecutive, progressive, gradual, serial, successive, immediate, unbroken, entire, linear, in a line, in a row, uninterrupted, unintermitting, unremitting, unrelenting (perseverence), perennial, evergreen, constant, continuously, seriatim, in a line, in succession, in turn, running, gradually, step by step, gradatim, at a stretch, in file, in column, in single file, in Indian file.

Conduct

N conduct, behavior, deportment, comportment, carriage, maintien, demeanor, guise, bearing, manner, observance, dealing, transaction, business, tactics, game, game plan, policy, polity, generalship, statesmanship, seamanship, strategy, strategics, plan, management, husbandry, housekeeping, housewifery, stewardship, menage, regime, economy, economics, political economy, government, execution, manipulation, treatment, campaign, career, life, course, walk, race, record, course of conduct, line of conduct, line of action, line of proceeding, role, process, ways, practice, procedure, modus operandi, MO, method of operating, method, path, conducting, strategical, businesslike, practical, executive.

Class

N class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section, department, subdepartment, province, domain, kind, sort, genus, species, variety, family, order, kingdom, race, tribe, caste, sept, clan, breed, type, subtype, kit, sect, set, subset, assortment, feather, kidney, suit, range, gender, sex, kin, manner, description, denomination, designation, rubric, character, stamp predicament, indication, particularization, selection, specification, similarity.

Opposition

N opposition, antagonism, oppugnancy, oppugnation, impugnation, contrariety, contravention, counteraction, counterplot, cross fire, undercurrent, head wind, clashing, collision, conflict, competition, two of a trade, rivalry, emulation, race, absence of aid, resistance, restraint, hindrance, opposing, opposed, adverse, antagonistic, contrary, at variance, at issue, at war with, unfavorable, unfriendly, hostile, inimical, cross, unpropitious, in hostile array, front to front, with crossed bayonets, at daggers drawn, up in arms, resistant, competitive, emulous, against, versus, counter to, in conflict with, at cross purposes, against the grain, against the current, against the stream, against the wind, against the tide, with a headwind, with the wind ahead, with the wind in one's teeth, in spite, in despite, in defiance, in the way, in the teeth of, in the face of, across, athwart, overthwart, where the shoe pinches, in spite of one's teeth, though, even, quand meme, per contra, nitor in adversum.

Contention

N contention, strife, contest, contestation, struggle, belligerency, opposition, controversy, polemics, debate, war of words, logomachy, litigation, paper war, high words, sparring, competition, rivalry, corrivalry, corrivalship, agonism, concours, match, race, horse racing, heat, steeple chase, handicap, regatta, field day, sham fight, Derby day, turf, sporting, bullfight, tauromachy, gymkhana, boat race, torpids, wrestling, greco-roman wrestling, pugilism, boxing, fisticuffs, the manly art of self-defense, spar, mill, set-to, round, bout, event, prize fighting, quarterstaff, single stick, gladiatorship, gymnastics, jiujitsu, jujutsu, kooshti, sumo, athletics, athletic sports, games of skill, shindy, fracas, clash of arms, tussle, scuffle, broil, fray, affray, affrayment, velitation, colluctation, luctation, brabble, brigue, scramble, melee, scrimmage, stramash, bushfighting, free fight, stand up fight, hand to hand, running fight, conflict, skirmish, rencounter, encounter, rencontre, collision, affair, brush, fight, battle, battle royal, combat, action, engagement, joust, tournament, tilt, tilting, tournay, list, pitched battle, death struggle, struggle for life or death, life or death struggle, Armageddon, hard knocks, sharp contest, tug of war, naval engagement, naumachia, sea fight, duel, duello, single combat, monomachy, satisfaction, passage d'armes, passage of arms, affair of honor, triangular duel, hostile meeting, digladiation, deeds of arms, feats of arms, appeal to arms, pugnacity, combativeness, bone of contention, contending, together by the ears, at loggerheads, at war, at issue, competitive, rival, belligerent, contentious, combative, bellicose, unpeaceful, warlike, quarrelsome, pugnacious, pugilistic, gladiatorial, palestric, palestrical, a verbis ad verbera, a word and a blow, a very pretty quarrel as it stands, commune periculum concordiam parit, lis litem generat.

Paternity

N paternity, parentage, consanguinity, parent, father, sire, dad, papa, paterfamilias, abba, genitor, progenitor, procreator, ancestor, grandsire, grandfather, great- grandfather, fathership, fatherhood, mabap, house, stem, trunk, tree, stock, stirps, pedigree, lineage, line, family, tribe, sept, race, clan, genealogy, descent, extraction, birth, ancestry, forefathers, forbears, patriarchs, motherhood, maternity, mother, dam, mamma, materfamilias, grandmother, paternal, parental, maternal, family, ancestral, linear, patriarchal, avi numerantur avorum, happy he with such a mother, hombre bueno no le busquen abolengo, philosophia stemma non inspicit.

Velocity

N velocity, speed, celerity, swiftness, rapidity, eagle speed, expedition, pernicity, acceleration, haste, spurt, rush, dash, race, steeple chase, smart rate, lively rate, swift rate, rattling rate, spanking rate, strapping rate, smart pace, lively pace, swift pace, rattling pace, spanking pace, strapping pace, round pace, flying, flight, lightning, greased lightning, light, electricity, wind, cannon ball, rocket, arrow, dart, hydrargyrum, quicksilver, telegraph, express train, torrent, eagle, antelope, courser, race horse, gazelle, greyhound, hare, doe, squirrel, camel bird, chickaree, chipmunk, hackee, ostrich, scorcher, Mercury, Ariel, Camilla, Harlequin, log, log line, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, strobe, radar speed detector, radar trap, air speed gauge, wind sock, wind speed meter, pedometer, fast, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleet, aliped, nimble, agile, expeditious, express, active, flying, galloping, light footed, nimble footed, winged, eagle winged, mercurial, electric, telegraphic, light-legged, light of heel, swift as an arrow, quick as lightning, quick as a thought, swiftly, with speed, apace, at a great rate, at full speed, at railway speed, full drive, full gallop, posthaste, in full sail, tantivy, trippingly, instantaneously, under press of sail, under press of canvas, under press of sail and steam, velis et remis, on eagle's wing, in double quick time, with rapid strides, with giant strides, a pas de geant, in seven league boots, whip and spur, ventre a terre, as fast as one's legs will carry one, as fast as one's heels will carry one, as fast as one can lay legs to the ground, at the top of one's speed, by leaps and bounds, with haste, vires acquirit eundo, I'll put a girdle about the earth in forty minutes, swifter than arrow from the Tartar's bow, go like a bat out of hell, tempus fugit.

VB move quickly, trip, fisk, speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle, scud, scuddle, scour, scour the plain, scamper, run like mad, beat it, fly, race, run a race, cut away, shot, tear, whisk, zoom, swoosh, sweep, skim, brush, cut along, bowl along, barrel along, barrel, scorch, burn up the track, rush, dash on, dash off, dash forward, bolt, trot, gallop, amble, troll, bound, flit, spring, dart, boom, march in quick time, march in double time, ride hard, get over the ground, hurry, accelerate, put on, quicken, quicken one's pace, mend one's pace, clap spurs to one's horse, make haste, make rapid strides, make forced marches, make the best of one's way, put one's best leg foremost, stir one's stumps, wing one's way, set off at a score, carry sail, crowd sail, go off like a shot, go like a shot, go ahead, gain ground, outstrip the wind, fly on the wings of the wind, keep up with, keep pace with, outstrip, outmarch.

River

N river, running water, jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau, sluice, water spout, water fall, cascade, force, foss, lin, linn, ghyll, Niagara, cataract, rapids, white water, catadupe, cataclysm, debacle, inundation, deluge, chute, washout, rain, rainfall, serein, shower, scud, downpour, driving rain, drenching rain, cloudburst, hyetology, hyetography, predominance of Aquarius, reign of St. Swithin, mizzle, drizzle, stillicidum, plash, dropping, falling weather, northeaster, hurricane, typhoon, stream, course, flux, flow, profluence, effluence, defluxion, flowing, current, tide, race, coulee, spring, artesian well, fount, fountain, rill, rivulet, gill, gullet, rillet, streamlet, brooklet, branch, runnel, sike, burn, beck, creek, brook, bayou, stream, river, reach, tributary, geyser, spout, waterspout, body of water, torrent, rapids, flush, flood, swash, spring tide, high tide, full tide, bore, tidal bore, eagre, hygre, fresh, freshet, indraught, reflux, undercurrent, eddy, vortex, gurge, whirlpool, Maelstrom, regurgitation, overflow, confluence, corrivation, wave, billow, surge, swell, ripple, anerythmon gelasma, beach comber, riffle, rollers, ground swell, surf, breakers, white horses, whitecaps, rough sea, heavy sea, high seas, cross sea, long sea, short sea, chopping sea, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, hydraulicostatics, rain gauge, flowmeter, pegology, irrigation, pump, watering pot, watering cart, hydrant, syringe, garden hose, lawn spray, bhisti, mussuk, fluent, diffluent, profluent, affluent, tidal, flowing, meandering, meandry, meandrous, fluvial, fluviatile, streamy, showery, rainy, pluvial, stillicidous, stillatitious, for men may come and men may go but I go on foreve, that old man river, he just keeps rolling along.

Conduit

N conduit, channel, duct, watercourse, race, head race, tail race, abito, aboideau, aboiteau, bito, acequia, acequiador, acequiamadre, arroyo, adit, aqueduct, canal, trough, gutter, pantile, flume, ingate, runner, lock-weir, tedge, vena, dike, main, gully, moat, ditch, drain, sewer, culvert, cloaca, sough, kennel, siphon, piscina, pipe, funnel, tunnel, water pipe, waste pipe, emunctory, gully hole, artery, aorta, pore, spout, scupper, adjutage, ajutage, hose, gargoyle, gurgoyle, penstock, weir, flood gate, water gate, sluice, lock, valve, rose, waterworks, pipeline, vascular.

Pungency

N pungency, piquance, piquancy, poignancy haut-gout, strong taste, twang, race, sharpness, acrimony, roughness, unsavoriness, mustard, cayenne, caviare, seasoning, niter, saltpeter, brine (saltiness), carbonate of ammonia, sal ammoniac, sal volatile, smelling salts, hartshorn (acridity), dram, cordial, nip, nicotine, tobacco, snuff, quid, smoke, segar, cigar, cigarette, weed, fragrant weed, Indian weed, Cavendish, fid, negro head, old soldier, rappee, stogy, pungent, strong, high-, full-flavored, high-tasted, high-seasoned, gamy, sharp, stinging, rough, piquant, racy, biting, mordant, spicy, seasoned, hot, hot as pepper, peppery, vellicating, escharotic, meracious, acrid, acrimonious, bitter, rough, unsavory.


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