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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, hoaryakin 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, hairakin 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.]

racing

(ˈreɪsɪŋ)
adj
(Horse Racing) denoting or associated with horse races: the racing fraternity; a racing man.
n
1. (Horse Racing) the practice of engaging horses (or sometimes greyhounds) in contests of speed
2. (Individual Sports, other than specified) the practice of engaging horses (or sometimes greyhounds) in contests of speed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racing - the sport of engaging in contests of speedracing - the sport of engaging in contests of speed
auto racing, car racing - the sport of racing automobiles
boat racing - the sport of racing boats
camel racing - the sport of racing camels
greyhound racing - the sport of racing greyhounds
horse racing - the sport of racing horses
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
stretch - a straightaway section of a racetrack
Translations
dirkalendirkanje

racing

[ˈreɪsɪŋ]
A. Ncarreras fpl
greyhound/horse racingcarreras fpl de galgos/caballos
motor racingcarreras fpl automovilísticas or de coches
the racing worldel mundo de las carreras (de caballos)
see also flat D
B. CPD racing bicycle, racing bike Nbicicleta f de carreras
racing calendar Ncalendario m de carreras (de caballos)
racing car Ncoche m de carreras
racing circuit Nautódromo m, pista f de carreras
racing commentator Ncomentarista mf hípico/a
racing correspondent Ncorresponsal mf hípico/a
racing cyclist Ncorredor/a m/f ciclista
racing driver Npiloto mf de carreras, corredor(a) m/f de carreras de coches
racing man N (horse racing) → aficionado m a las carreras (de caballos)
racing pigeon Npaloma f de carreras
racing yacht Nyate m de regatas

racing

[ˈreɪsɪŋ] n
[cars, motorbikes] → course f
(also horse-racing) → courses fplracing bike nvélo m de courseracing car n (British)voiture f de courseracing driver n (British)pilote mf de course, coureur/euse m/f automobileracing pigeon npigeon m voyageur de compétition

racing

n (= horse-racing)Pferderennsport m, → Pferderennen nt; (= motor racing)Motorrennen nt; he often goes racinger geht oft zu Pferderennen/Motorrennen; (= participates)er nimmt oft an Pferderennen/Motorrennen teil

racing

in cpdsRenn-;
racing bicycle
nRennrad nt
racing car
nRennwagen m
racing certainty
n (Brit fig) → absolute Sicherheit; it’s a racing that …es ist absolut sicher, dass …
racing colours
plRennfarben pl
racing cyclist
nRadrennfahrer(in) m(f)
racing driver
nRennfahrer(in) m(f)
racing man
nAnhänger mdes Pferderennsports
racing pigeon
nBrieftaube f
racing stable
nRennstall m
racing tyres
plRennreifen pl
racing world
nWelt fdes Rennsports
racing yacht
nRennjacht f

racing

[ˈreɪsɪŋ]
1. ncorsa; (horse-racing) → corse fpl
2. adj (cycle) → da corsa
References in classic literature ?
It was said that Pop Geers, the great racing driver, would himself be there.
Nevertheless, I stole furtive glances behind me now and then to see that no avenging mate, older and bigger than my quarry, was racing up from the rear.
He had certain recollections of racing in what he called "the good old times" when the Lecompte stables flourished, and he drew upon this fund of memories so that he might not be left out and seem wholly devoid of the modern spirit.
Meanwhile, looking from the window, they could see the world racing past them.
Look ye, blacksmith, these are the gathered nail-stubbs of the steel shoes of racing horses.
Ginger and I were not of the regular tall carriage horse breed, we had more of the racing blood in us.
The woman did not go on; she stayed right there--hour after hour, day after day, year after year, twisting sausage links and racing with death.
It was a place well known to Phineas, who had been familiar with the spot in his hunting days; and it was to gain this point he had been racing his horses.
He was not a man given to wine, or cards, or racing, as some are, and he was not so very handsome; but he had a courage and a will of his own, if ever man had.
I take a last drowning look at the page as I give it into her hand, and start off aloud at a racing pace while I have got it fresh.
I've talked about theatres and music-halls, of events of the day, I've even--Heaven help me--talked of racing and football, but I might as well have talked of Herbert Spencer.
I owned "that the HOUYHNHNMS among us, whom we called horses, were the most generous and comely animals we had; that they excelled in strength and swiftness; and when they belonged to persons of quality, were employed in travelling, racing, or drawing chariots; they were treated with much kindness and care, till they fell into diseases, or became foundered in the feet; but then they were sold, and used to all kind of drudgery till they died; after which their skins were stripped, and sold for what they were worth, and their bodies left to be devoured by dogs and birds of prey.