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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
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MIKE Lockley recently featured an article on Mrs Milland and her son who have lost a large number of racing pigeons due to hawk predation.
However, old Mr Larkin flew racing pigeons from this address and had a son Arthur Larkin, himself a very keen pigeon man.
Legor said he moved from Worcester to his home in North Grafton several years ago because of a Worcester ordinance that prohibits racing pigeons in residential districts except in RS-7 zones, which require, among other things, a minimum of 7,000 square feet of land for a single-family dwelling.
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The silver prize is a first for 69-year-old George Duffy, who has been breeding, rearing and racing pigeons since 1985, at his home in Cotherstone Drive.
A spokeswoman for the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union said: e number of raptor attacks on racing pigeons by sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons are increasing, posing a threat to this traditional pastime.
Maybe Bill feels we should cull all predators as they may attack racing pigeons or you could look at it nature's way, the hawk will only kill the weakest or slowest of the flock, in which case it's better to allow this than wringing the pigeon's neck when it doesn't perform.
We advocate that all racing pigeons in the UK are well looked after at all times - and promote the highest possible standards in training and racing.
Mr Chambers - who began racing pigeons at the age of just 12 - added: "Soon we'll get the children to send messages using the pigeons.
FIFTY-FIVE racing pigeons have been killed by a raider who broke into their loft and wrung their necks.
young The 60-year-old, who has been racing pigeons since he was five, said his birds were recently attacked by a goshawk while in their loft.