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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 ?
To a man who had but little to do with pleasure sailing (though all sailing is a pleasure), and certainly nothing whatever with racing in open waters, the writer's strictures upon the handicapping of yachts were just intelligible and no more.
A moment later a horde of terrified natives burst from the jungle, racing toward the shelter of their huts.
It was evident from the last shout and the gathering storm of excitement that, after all, it was to be a race They were well in sight now; Nero the Second and Iris, racing neck-and-neck, drawing rapidly away from the others.
The "We're Here" skirted round the northern squadron, Disko waving his hand to friend after friend, and anchored as neatly as a racing yacht at the end of the season.
You see, I have been about horses ever since I was twelve years old, in hunting stables, and racing stables; and being small, ye see, I was jockey for several years; but at the Goodwood, ye see, the turf was very slippery and my poor Larkspur got a fall, and I broke my knee, and so of course I was of no more use there.
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.
He looked a moment at his "unsteadfast footing," then let his gaze wander to the swirling water of the stream racing madly beneath his feet.
On the way back Nicholas drove at a steady pace instead of racing and kept peering by that fantastic all-transforming light into Sonya's face and searching beneath the eyebrows and mustache for his former and his present Sonya from whom he had resolved never to be parted again.
Then it reached the edge of the desert and began racing across the deep sands.
My foot--is a horse-foot; therewith do I trample and trot over stick and stone, in the fields up and down, and am bedevilled with delight in all fast racing.
It was said that Pop Geers, the great racing driver, would himself be there.
Often they would come racing through the trees to her side to announce the near presence of antelope or giraffe, or with excited warnings of the proximity of Sheeta or Numa.