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Meaning & Definition of Race in English





1. Any competition

  • "The race for the presidency"
  • race

2. A contest of speed

  • "The race is to the swift"
  • race

3. 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

4. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species

  • Usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
  • subspecies,
  • race

5. The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

  • slipstream,
  • airstream,
  • race,
  • backwash,
  • wash

6. A canal for a current of water

  • raceway,
  • race


1. Move fast

  • "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"
  • "The cars raced down the street"
  • rush,
  • hotfoot,
  • hasten,
  • hie,
  • speed,
  • race,
  • pelt along,
  • rush along,
  • cannonball along,
  • bucket along,
  • belt along,
  • step on it

2. Compete in a race

  • "He is running the marathon this year"
  • "Let's race and see who gets there first"
  • race,
  • run

3. To work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others

  • "We are racing to find a cure for aids"
  • race

4. Cause to move fast or to rush or race

  • "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
  • race,
  • rush

Examples of using

It was a race to get to the station on time.
Tom hates the whole human race.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.