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race 1

 (rās)
n.
1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution: the Celtic race.
3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
4. Humans considered as a group.
5. Biology
a. A usually geographically isolated population of organisms that differs from other populations of the same species in certain heritable traits: an island race of birds.
b. A breed or strain, as of domestic animals.
6. A distinguishing or characteristic quality, such as the flavor of a wine.
adj.
1. Of or relating to race; racial: race relations; race quotas.
2. Of or relating to forms of popular entertainment made by and largely marketed to African Americans in the early 1900s: race literature; race records.

[Middle French rasse, race, lineage, race, from Old Italian razza, probably from Old French haraz, stud farm for horses : Old French *har-, gray, gray-haired (as in French dialectal (Normandy) harousse, nag, old mare; perhaps in reference to the graying of stud horses with age and from Old Norse hārr, gray-haired, hoary; akin to English hoar) or Old French *har-, hair (perhaps in reference to the fact that stud horses are no longer regularly saddled; akin to French dialectal (Norman) har, hair, in monter á har, to ride on hair, ride bareback, from Old Norse hār, hair; akin to English hair) + Old French -az, -as, n. suff. (from Latin -āceus, -aceous).]

race 2

 (rās)
n.
1. Sports
a. A competition of speed, as in running or riding.
b. races A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course: a fan of the dog races.
2. An extended competition in which participants struggle like runners to be the winner: the presidential race.
3. Steady or rapid onward movement: the race of time.
4.
a. A strong or swift current of water.
b. The channel of such a current.
c. An artificial channel built to transport water and use its energy. Also called raceway.
5. A groovelike part of a machine in which a moving part slides or rolls.
v. raced, rac·ing, rac·es
v.intr.
1. Sports To compete in a contest of speed.
2. To move rapidly or at top speed: We raced home. My heart was racing with fear.
3. To run too rapidly due to decreased resistance or unnecessary provision of fuel: adjusted the idle to keep the engine from racing.
v.tr.
1. Sports
a. To compete against in a race.
b. To cause to compete in a race: She races horses for a living.
2. To transport rapidly or at top speed; rush: raced the injured motorist to the hospital.
3. To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.

[Middle English ras, from Old Norse rās, rush, running; see ers- in Indo-European roots.]

race

(reɪs)
n
1. a contest of speed, as in running, swimming, driving, riding, etc
2. any competition or rivalry: the race for the White House.
3. rapid or constant onward movement: the race of time.
4. (Physical Geography) a rapid current of water, esp one through a narrow channel that has a tidal range greater at one end than the other
5. (Human Geography) a channel of a stream, esp one for conducting water to or from a water wheel or other device for utilizing its energy: a mill race.
6. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. a channel or groove that contains ball bearings or roller bearings or that restrains a sliding component
b. the inner or outer cylindrical ring in a ball bearing or roller bearing
7. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ a narrow passage or enclosure in a sheep yard through which sheep pass individually, as to a sheep dip
8. (Australian Rules Football) Austral a wire tunnel through which footballers pass from the changing room onto a football field
9. (Mining & Quarrying) NZ a line of containers coupled together, used in mining to transport coal
10. (Aeronautics) another name for slipstream1
11. archaic the span or course of life
12. not in the race informal Austral given or having no chance
vb
13. to engage in a contest of speed with (another)
14. to engage (oneself or one's representative) in a race, esp as a profession or pastime: to race pigeons.
15. to move or go as fast as possible
16. (Automotive Engineering) to run (an engine, shaft, propeller, etc) or (of an engine, shaft, propeller, etc) to run at high speed, esp after reduction of the load or resistance
[C13: from Old Norse rās running; related to Old English rǣs attack]

race

(reɪs)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a group of people of common ancestry, distinguished from others by physical characteristics, such as hair type, colour of eyes and skin, stature, etc. Principal races are Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the human race human beings collectively
3. (Biology) a group of animals or plants having common characteristics that distinguish them from other members of the same species, usually forming a geographically isolated group; subspecies
4. a group of people sharing the same interests, characteristics, etc: the race of authors.
5. play the race card informal to introduce the subject of race into a public discussion, esp to gain a strategic advantage
[C16: from French, from Italian razza, of uncertain origin]

race

(reɪs)
n
(Plants) a ginger root
[C15: from Old French rais, from Latin rādīx a root]

Race

(reɪs)
n
(Placename) Cape Race a cape at the SE extremity of Newfoundland, Canada

race1

(reɪs)

n., v. raced, rac•ing. n.
1. a contest of speed, as in running, riding, driving, or sailing.
2. races, a series of races, run at a set time over a regular course.
3. any contest or competition, esp. to achieve superiority: an arms race.
4. an urgent effort, as when a solution is imperative: a race to find a vaccine.
5. onward movement; an onward or regular course.
6. the course of time or life.
7.
a. a strong or rapid current of water, as in the sea or a river.
b. the channel or bed of such a current or of any stream.
8. an artificial channel leading water to or from a place where its energy is utilized.
9. a channel, groove, or the like, for sliding or rolling a part or parts, as the balls of a ball bearing.
v.i.
10. to engage in a contest of speed; run a race.
11. to run horses or dogs in races.
12. to run, move, or go swiftly.
13. (of an engine, wheel, etc.) to run with undue or uncontrolled speed when the load is diminished without corresponding diminution of fuel, force, etc.
v.t.
14. to run a race against.
15. to enter (a horse, car, etc.) in a race.
16. to cause to run, move, or go at high speed: to race a motor.
[1250–1300; < Old Norse rās a running, race]

race2

(reɪs)

n.
1. a group of persons related by common descent or heredity.
2. Anthropol.
a. a classification of modern humans, sometimes, esp. formerly, based on an arbitrary selection of physical characteristics, as skin color, facial form, or eye shape, and now frequently based on such genetic markers as blood groups.
b. a human population partially isolated reproductively from other populations, whose members share a greater degree of physical and genetic similarity with one another than with other humans.
3. any people united by common history, language, cultural traits, etc.: the Dutch race.
4. the human race or family; humankind.
5. Zool. a variety; subspecies.
6. any group, class, or kind, esp. of persons.
7. the characteristic taste or flavor of wine.
[1490–1500; < French < Italian razza, of uncertain orig.]

Race

(reɪs)

n.
Cape, a cape at the SE extremity of Newfoundland.

Race


rule by Caucasians, especially Europeans.
the sociological study of race using anthropological methods. — anthroposociological, adj.
the policy of strict racial segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-whites practiced in the Republic of South Africa.
1. a doctrine propagandized by Nazism asserting that the so-called Aryan peoples were superior to all others in the practice of government and the development of civilization.
2. a belief in this doctrine and acceptance of its social and ethical implications, especially with regard to the treatment of so-called inferior races. — Aryanist, n.
obtuse or narrow-minded intolerance, especially of other races or religions. — bigot, n., — bigoted, adj.
the principle or practice of combining or representing two separate races, as white and Negro, on governing boards, committees, etc. — biracialist, biracial, adj.
Biology. the study of the operation of factors that cause degeneration in offspring, especially as applied to factors unique to separate races. Also called dysgenics. — cacogenic, adj.
the state of being a creole.
the quality of belonging to a particular race, region, or country. — endemicity, n.
a government controlled by a particular race or national group. — ethnocratic, adj.
the study of the geographical distribution of racial groups and the relationship between them and their environments. — ethnogeographer, n.ethnogeographic, adj.
the psychology of races and peoples. — ethnopsychological, adj.
the blend of factors and influences most suitable for the improvement of the inherited characteristics of a breed or race, especially the human race. — eugenic, adj.
the art or science of improving a race or breed, especially the human race, by control of external influences, as environment. See also improvement.
1. the deliberate and systematic extermination of a racial or national group.
2. an actor in this process. — genocidal, adj.
the state or quality of being non-Jewish, and especially a heathen or pagan.
the theory or doctrine that the white race in general and the Germanic race in particular are superior to all other peoples.
the combination of educational and other public facilities, previously segregated by race, into unified systems shared by all races. — integrationist, n. , adj.
the principles, beliefs, and attitudes influencing actions aimed at improving relations among differing races. — interracial, adj.
the belief that blacks are mentally inferior to whites, based on results of intelligence tests that failed to account for such differences as test questions slanted in favor of whites, lack of cultural and educational oppor-tunities among blacks, etc. — Jensenist, n., adj.
the condition of belonging to the Caucasian race and having dark hair and a light complexion. — Melanochroic, adj.Melanochroid, adj., n.
1. the interbreeding of members of different races.
2. cohabitation or marriage between a man and woman of different races, especially, in the U.S., between a Negro and a white person.
3. the mixing or mixture of races by interbreeding.
monogenism. See also organisms.
the belief that all human races descended from a common ancestral type. Also monogenesis, monogeny. — monogenist, n.monogenistic, adj.
the condition of being black; blackness.
the theory that all human races descended from two or more ancestral types. — polygenist, n.polygenistic, adj.
the belief in or practice of the doctrine of racism. — racialist, n.racialistic, adj.
a belief that human races have distinctive characteristics that determine their respective cultures, usually involving the idea that one’s race is superior and has the right to control others. — racist, adj.
the views and policies of those who would separate or maintain as separate rights, public facilities, etc., on the basis of race. See also apartheid.
a person who advocates supremacy of a particular group, especially a racial group.
the condition of belonging to the Caucasian race and having fair skin and blond hair. — Xanthochroi, Xanthocroid, n.Xanthochroic, Xanthocroid, adj.

Race

 a breed or class of individuals similar in appearance; a company; a row or series.
Examples: race of beasts, 1819; of birds; of youthful and unhandled colts, 1596; of cows, 1822; of coxcombs, 1712; of demi-gods, 1697; of doctors; of fishes, 1819; of grasses, 1802; of heavens (angels), 1667; of horses, 1781; of learned men, 1748; of plants, 1712; of poets, 1875; of serpents, 1774; of sheep, 1745; of stud of mares, 1547; of trains (a couple or set, or trains coupled together).

race


Past participle: raced
Gerund: racing

Imperative
race
race
Present
I race
you race
he/she/it races
we race
you race
they race
Preterite
I raced
you raced
he/she/it raced
we raced
you raced
they raced
Present Continuous
I am racing
you are racing
he/she/it is racing
we are racing
you are racing
they are racing
Present Perfect
I have raced
you have raced
he/she/it has raced
we have raced
you have raced
they have raced
Past Continuous
I was racing
you were racing
he/she/it was racing
we were racing
you were racing
they were racing
Past Perfect
I had raced
you had raced
he/she/it had raced
we had raced
you had raced
they had raced
Future
I will race
you will race
he/she/it will race
we will race
you will race
they will race
Future Perfect
I will have raced
you will have raced
he/she/it will have raced
we will have raced
you will have raced
they will have raced
Future Continuous
I will be racing
you will be racing
he/she/it will be racing
we will be racing
you will be racing
they will be racing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been racing
you have been racing
he/she/it has been racing
we have been racing
you have been racing
they have been racing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been racing
you will have been racing
he/she/it will have been racing
we will have been racing
you will have been racing
they will have been racing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been racing
you had been racing
he/she/it had been racing
we had been racing
you had been racing
they had been racing
Conditional
I would race
you would race
he/she/it would race
we would race
you would race
they would race
Past Conditional
I would have raced
you would have raced
he/she/it would have raced
we would have raced
you would have raced
they would have raced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.race - any competitionrace - any competition; "the race for the presidency"
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
arms race - a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments
campaign, political campaign, run - a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
2.race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
auto race, automobile race, car race - a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles
bicycle race - a race between people riding bicycles
boat race - a race between people rowing or driving boats
burnup - a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road
chariot race - a race between ancient chariots
dog racing - a race between dogs; usually an occasion for betting on the outcome
foot race, footrace, run - a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
freestyle - a race (as in swimming) in which each contestant has a free choice of the style to use
cross country - a long race run over open country
heat - a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race
horse race - a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting
potato race - a novelty race in which competitors move potatoes from one place to another one at a time
sack race - a novelty race in which competitors jump ahead with their feet confined in a sack
scratch race - a race in which all contestants start from scratch (on equal terms)
ski race, skiing race - a race between people wearing skis
relay race, relay - a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance
repechage - a race (especially in rowing) in which runners-up in the eliminating heats compete for a place in the final race
3.race - 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"
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
people of color, people of colour, colour, color - a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
Herrenvolk, master race - a race that considers itself superior to all others and fitted to rule the others
Black race, Negro race, Negroid race - a dark-skinned race
Amerindian race, Indian race - usually included in the Mongoloid race
Indian race - sometimes included in the Caucasian race; native to the subcontinent of India
Slavic people, Slavic race - a race of people speaking a Slavonic language
4.race - (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
5.race - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propellerrace - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
6.race - a canal for a current of water
canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
Verb1.race - move fastrace - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
barge, push forward, thrust ahead - push one's way; "she barged into the meeting room"
shoot down, tear, buck, charge, shoot - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
dash, scoot, scud, dart, flash, shoot - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
2.race - compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
compete, vie, contend - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
show - finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"
place - finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"
boat-race - participate in a boat race
horse-race - compete in a horse race
campaign, run - run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
speed skate - race on skates
3.race - to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
4.race - cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

race

1
noun
1. contest, event, competition, chase, dash, pursuit, contention, relay, time-trial a running race in a Cambridge quadrangle
2. contest, competition, quest, rivalry, contention the race for the White House
verb
1. compete against, run against, try to beat, have a race with They may even have raced each other.
2. compete, run, contend, take part in a race He, too, will be racing here again soon.
3. run, fly, career, speed, tear, dash, hurry, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), dart, gallop, zoom, hare (Brit. informal), hasten, burn rubber (informal), go like a bomb (Brit. & N.Z. informal), run like mad (informal) They raced away out of sight.
4. soar, rise, climb, rocket, escalate, shoot up Economic growth raced ahead.
5. pump, pound, hammer, thump, throb, flutter, thud, pulsate, palpitate, beat rapidly Her heart raced uncontrollably.

race

2
noun people, ethnic group, nation, blood, house, family, line, issue, stock, type, seed (chiefly biblical), breed, folk, tribe, offspring, clan, kin, lineage, progeny, kindred We welcome students of all races, faiths and nationalities.
Quotations
"No race has the last word on culture and on civilization" [Marcus Garvey speech]
"There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid" [John Fowles]

race

noun
A vying with others for victory or supremacy:
verb
Translations
أحد الأعْراق البَشَرِيَّهجَنْسسِباقسِبَاقعِرق، جِنْس
závodrasazávoditrasovýběžet o závod s
racevæddeløbsusedeltage i væddeløbløbe
kilpaillarotukilpailukisaillanopeuskilpailu
rasatrkautrkautrkivati se
fajszáguldverseny
keppni, kapphlaupkynòátturkynstofnòjótaòreyta kapphlaup
競争する人種地下茎競う競争
경주경주하다인종
gensgenus
ātrumsacīkstesciltisdrāztiesnoskrietpiedalīties ātrumsacīkstēs
bežať opretekyísť plnou parou
dirkarasatekmovatidirkatidrveti
rastävlakapptävling
เชื้อชาติการวิ่งแข่งวิ่งแข่ง
ırkyarışmakyarışyarış etmekyarış mak
chủng tộccuộc đuađua

race

1 [reɪs]
A. N
1. (= contest) (lit, fig) → carrera f
it was a race to finish it in timelo hicimos a la carrera para terminarlo a tiempo
the race for the White Housela carrera hacia la Casa Blanca
the election will be a very close racelas elecciones van a estar muy reñidas
a race against time/the clock (fig) → una carrera contra el tiempo/contra reloj
the arms racela carrera armamentista
boat raceregata f
cycle racecarrera f ciclista
horse racecarrera f de caballos
the race is on to find a donorha comenzado la carrera en busca de un donante
to run (in) a racetomar parte en una carrera, participar en una carrera
you ran a good racecorriste muy bien
the races (= horse races) → las carreras (de caballos)
to go to the racesir a las carreras
2. (= swift current) → corriente f fuerte
B. VT
1. (= enter in race) [+ horse] → presentar; [+ car] → correr con
they race vintage carshacen carreras de coches antiguos
2. (= run against) → echarle una carrera a
(I'll) race you home!¡te echo una carrera hasta casa!
3.
to race an engineacelerar un motor al máximo
C. VI
1. (= compete) [driver, athlete, horse] → correr, competir
to race against sbcompetir con algn (en una carrera)
2. (= go fast) → correr, ir a toda velocidad
we raced to get back home for eight o'clocknos dimos prisa para estar en casa para las ocho
to race against time/the clock (to do sth) (fig) → trabajar contra reloj (para hacer algo)
to race aheadponerse a la cabeza
he raced down the streetbajó la calle corriendo or a toda velocidad
we raced for a taxicorrimos a coger un taxi
he raced past usnos pasó a toda velocidad or a toda carrera
he raced through the paperwork as quickly as he couldhizo el papeleo todo lo rápido que pudo
3. [pulse, heart] → acelerarse; [engine] → embalarse
her heart raced uncontrollablyel corazón se le aceleró descontroladoel corazón le latía a un ritmo descontrolado
my mind was racinglos pensamientos me invadían la mente
D. CPD race car N (US) → coche m de carreras
race (car) driver N (US) → piloto mf de carreras, corredor(a) m/f de coches
race meeting N (Brit) → carreras fpl (de caballos)

race

2 [reɪs]
A. N (= racial origin) → raza f
discrimination on the grounds of racediscriminación f por la raza or por motivos raciales
people of mixed race (esp of Indian and white descent) → gente f mestiza; (of black and white descent) → gente f mulata
the human racela raza humana, el género humano
they looked on us as a race apartnos consideraban otra casta
B. CPD race hatred Nodio m racial, racismo m
race issue Nasunto m racial
a committee was set up to tackle race issuesse formó un comité para hacer frente a los asuntos or los problemas raciales
race relations NPLrelaciones fpl interraciales
race riot Ndisturbio m racial

race

[ˈreɪs]
n
(= competition) → course f
a cycle race → une course cycliste
to win a race → gagner une course
(for power, control)course f
the race for sth → la course à qch
The race for the White House begins today → La course à la Maison Blanche commence aujourd'hui.
the space race → la course à l'espace
a race against time → une course contre la montre
[people] → race f
the white race → la race blanche
the human race → le genre humain
(ZOOLOGY, BOTANY) (= species) → race f
modif
[attack, crime, hate, discrimination, awareness] → racial(e) race card
(SPORT) [organizers, officials, stewards] → de la course; [winner, route] → de la course
vt
[+ person] → faire la course avec
They often raced one another to the bus stop → Ils faisaient souvent la course jusqu'à l'arrêt de bus.
I'll race you! → On fait la course!
(SPORT) [+ horse, dog] → faire courir; [+ cars] → participer à des courses de
[+ engine] → emballer
vi
(SPORT) (= compete) → concourir
(= rush) → foncer
We raced to catch the bus → Nous avons foncé pour attraper le bus.
to race across ...
He raced across the road → Il a foncé de l'autre côté de la route., Il a traversé la route à toute allure.
to race after sb → courir après qn
He turned and raced after the others → Il fit demi-tour et courut après les autres.
[heart] → s'emballer
[mind, thoughts] → s'emballer
[engine] → s'emballer races
npl (= horse races) the races → les courses fpl
a day at the races → une journée aux courses
race back
vi (= return quickly) → revenir à toute allure
race down
vt fus
Then they will race down the motorway to Preston → Ensuite, ils fonceront sur l'autoroute jusqu'à Preston.
vi
to race down to the shops → foncer jusqu'aux magasins
race in
vi
(= run fast) → foncer
race off
vipartir à toute allure
race out
vi (= rush out) [person] → se précipiter dehors
to race out of sth [+ house, school] → se précipiter hors de qch
race towards
vt fus (= be heading towards) → aller tout droit versrace car n (US)voiture f de courserace card ncarte f raciale
to play the race card (seek popularity by appealing to racist sentiment)jouer la carte racialerace car driver n (US)pilote mf de course, coureur/euse m/f automobile

race

:
raceboat
n (Sport) → Rennboot nt
racecard
nRennprogramm nt
race conflict
racecourse
n (Brit) → Rennbahn f
racegoer
n (esp Brit) → Rennbesucher(in) m(f)
race hatred
nRassenhass m
racehorse
nRennpferd nt
race meeting
n (esp Brit) → Rennveranstaltung f

race

:
race relations
n
plBeziehungen plzwischen den Rassen
sing (= subject)Rassenintegration f
Race Relations Board
n (Brit) → Amt ntfür Rassenfragen
race riot
nRassenkrawall m usu pl
racetrack
nRennbahn f
race walker
n (Sport) → Geher(in) m(f)
race walking
n (Sport) → Gehen nt

race

1
n
Rennen nt; (on foot) → Rennen nt, → (Wett)lauf m; (swimming) → Wettschwimmen nt; 100 metres race100-Meter-Lauf m; to run a race (against somebody)(mit jdm um die Wette) laufen; to go to the raceszum Pferderennen gehen; a day at the racesein Tag auf der Pferderennbahn; we were at the races yesterdaywir waren gestern beim Pferderennen; the race for the Democratic nomination/the White Housedas Rennen um die Nominierung des demokratischen Kandidaten/die amerikanische Präsidentschaft; it was a race to get the work finishedes war eine Hetze, die Arbeit fertig zu machen; a race against time or the clockein Wettlauf mmit der Zeit or gegen die Uhr; his race is run (fig)er ist erledigt (inf)
(= swift current)Strömung f; (= mill race)Gerinne nt
(liter: of sun, moon) → Lauf m
vt
(= compete with)um die Wette laufen/reiten/fahren/schwimmen etc mit; (Sport) → laufen/reiten/fahren/schwimmen etc gegen; I’ll race you to schoolich mache mit dir ein Wettrennen bis zur Schule; the car was racing the traindas Auto fuhr mit dem Zug um die Wette
enginehochjagen
(Sport) carins Rennen schicken; horselaufen or rennen lassen
vi
(= compete)laufen/reiten/fahren/schwimmen etc; to race with or against somebodygegen jdn laufen etc, mit jdm um die Wette laufen etc; we’re racing against time (to get this finished)wir arbeiten gegen die Uhr(, um fertig zu werden); he races at Newmarketer lässt seine Pferde in Newmarket laufen
(= rush)rasen, jagen; (on foot) → rennen, rasen; (with work) → hetzen; to race aboutherumrasen/-rennen etc; to race after somebody/somethinghinter jdm/etw herhetzen or herjagen; to race to get something finishedDampf machen, um etw fertig zu bekommen (inf); he raced through his worker jagte durch sein Arbeitspensum; to race ahead with one’s plans/work etcseine Pläne/Arbeit etc vorantreiben; the project is racing aheaddie Arbeit am Projekt geht mit Riesenschritten voran; clouds raced across the skyWolken jagten über den Himmel; memories of the past raced through her mindErinnerungen an die Vergangenheit jagten ihr durch den Kopf
(engine)durchdrehen; (pulse)jagen, fliegen; (heart)rasen; (thoughts, mind)jagen

race

2
n
(= ethnic group, species)Rasse f; of mixed racegemischtrassig; of noble race (person) → edler Herkunft or Abstammung; (horse) → (von) edler Rasse; race is causing a problem in this townes gibt Rassenprobleme in dieser Stadt
(fig: of authors, poets etc) → Kaste f

race

1 [reɪs]
1. n (competition, rush) → corsa
the 100 metres race → la corsa sui 100 metri, i 100 metri (plani)
a race against time → una corsa contro il tempo
the arms race → la corsa agli armamenti
2. vt
a. (horse) → far gareggiare, far correre
b. (person) → correre contro, gareggiare contro
I'll race you around the block → ti sfido a una corsa intorno all'isolato
c. (engine) → imballare
3. vi
a. to race (against sb)correre (contro qn)
b. (rush) → correre
to race in/out → precipitarsi dentro/fuori
he raced across the road → ha attraversato la strada di corsa
c. (pulse) → battere precipitosamente; (engine) → imballarsi

race

2 [reɪs]
1. nrazza
the human race → l'umanità
2. adj (hatred, riot) → razziale

race1

(reis) noun
a competition to find who or which is the fastest. a horse race.
verb
1. to (cause to) run in a race. I'm racing my horse on Saturday; The horse is racing against five others.
2. to have a competition with (someone) to find out who is the fastest. I'll race you to that tree.
3. to go etc quickly. He raced along the road on his bike.
ˈracer noun
a car, bicycle etc built for competitive racing.
ˈracecourse noun
(a place with) a course over which horse races are run.
ˈracehorse noun
a horse bred and used for racing.
ˈracetrack noun
(a place with) a course over which races are run by cars, dogs, athletes etc.
ˈracing-car noun
a car specially designed and built for racing.
a race against time
a desperate attempt to do something before a certain time.
the races
a meeting for horse-racing.

race2

(reis) noun
1. any one section of mankind, having a particular set of characteristics which make it different from other sections. the Negro race; the white races; (also adjective) race relations.
2. the fact of belonging to any of these various sections. the problem of race.
3. a group of people who share the same culture, language etc; the Anglo-Saxon race.
racial (ˈreiʃəl) adjective
of, or having to do with, race or a particular race. racial characteristics; racial discrimination/hatred.
ˈracialism (ˈreiʃə-) , ˈracism noun
1. the belief that some races of men are better than others.
2. prejudice against someone on the grounds of his race.
ˈracialist (ˈreiʃə-) , ˈracist noun, adjective
racist attitudes.
the human race
mankind.
of mixed race
having ancestors (especially parents) from two or more different human races.

race

جَنْس, سِبَاق, يَتَسابق rasa, závod, závodit deltage i væddeløb, race, væddeløb Rasse, um die Wette laufen, Wettrennen κούρσα, συμμετέχω σε αγώνα δρόμου, φυλή carrera, echar una carrera, raza kilpailla, nopeuskilpailu, rotu course, faire la course, race rasa, utrka, utrkivati se correre, corsa, razza レース, 人種, 競争する 경주, 경주하다, 인종 race, ras, rennen kappes, kappløp, rase rasa, ścigać się, wyścig competir em corrida, corrida, raça раса, состязание в беге или в скорост, состязаться в скорости kapptävling, ras, tävla เชื้อชาติ, การวิ่งแข่ง, วิ่งแข่ง ırk, yarış, yarışmak chủng tộc, cuộc đua, đua 种族, 赛跑

race

n. raza, grupo étnico diferenciado por características comunes heredadas.

race

n (of people) raza; vi (one’s heart) latir rápido (el corazón)
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I'll go on to the first bend, and see if it's all right before we begin to race," Amy heard him say, as he shot away, looking like a young Russian in his fur-trimmed coat and cap.
Born of a delicate and overworked mother, and an impulsive, hard, imaginative father, who did not look with favor upon her coming into the world, Louise was from childhood a neurotic, one of the race of over-sensitive women that in later days in- dustrialism was to bring in such great numbers into the world.
It seems," explained the professor, "that in the early days there was a strange race of people, inhabiting Central America, with a somewhat high civilization, only traces of which remained when the Spaniards came.
She would race about the orchard with us, or take sides in our hay-fights in the barn, or be the old bear that came down from the mountain and carried off Nina.
A new race of beings must have sprung up, leaving only you and me as past relics.
In this, perhaps, he does no more than any other energetic and imaginative race would do, being compelled to set bounds to fancy by experience; but the North American Indian clothes his ideas in a dress which is different from that of the African, and is oriental in itself.
The circumstances of many were very lamentable: However, being a hardy race of people, and accustomed to difficulties and necessities, they were wonderfully supported through all their sufferings, until the ensuing Fall, when we received abundance from the fertile soil.
Not improbably he was the best workman of his time; or, perhaps, the Colonel thought it expedient, or was impelled by some better feeling, thus openly to cast aside all animosity against the race of his fallen antagonist.
My sympathies are not for my father's race, but for my mother's.
The poets of the former race were called Minstrels, and their poems Lays: those of the latter were termed Troubadours, and their compositions called sirventes, and other names.
But the race of inferior HOUYHNHNMS, bred up to be servants, is not so strictly limited upon this article: these are allowed to produce three of each sex, to be domestics in the noble families.
There was no `One, two, three, and away,' but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over.