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Definition 1: a canal for a current of water - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for race in the sense of this definition

(race is a kind of ...) long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

Definition 2: a contest of speed - [noun denoting event]

Samples where race or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the race is to the swift

(race is a kind of ...) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

(... is a kind of race ) a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance

(... is a kind of race ) a race between people wearing skis

(... is a kind of race ) a race in which all contestants start from scratch (on equal terms)

(... is a kind of race ) a novelty race in which competitors jump ahead with their feet confined in a sack

(... is a kind of race ) a novelty race in which competitors move potatoes from one place to another one at a time

(... is a kind of race ) a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting

(... is a kind of race ) a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race

(... is a kind of race ) a long race run over open country

(... is a kind of race ) a race (as in swimming) in which each contestant has a free choice of the style to use

(... is a kind of race ) a race run on foot

"she broke the record for the half-mile run"

(... is a kind of race ) a race between dogs; usually an occasion for betting on the outcome

(... is a kind of race ) a race between ancient chariots

(... is a kind of race ) a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road

(... is a kind of race ) a race between people rowing or driving boats

(... is a kind of race ) a race between people riding bicycles

(... is a kind of race ) a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles

(... is a kind of race ) a race (especially in rowing) in which runners-up in the eliminating heats compete for a place in the final race

Definition 3: any competition - [noun denoting event]

Samples where race or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the race for the presidency

(race is a kind of ...) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

(... is a kind of race ) a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments

(... is a kind of race ) a race between candidates for elective office

"I managed his campaign for governor" "he is raising money for a Senate run"

Definition 4: people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock - [noun denoting group]

Samples where race or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings

(race is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of race ) a race that considers itself superior to all others and fitted to rule the others

Definition 5: (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for race in the sense of this definition

(race is a kind of ...) animal or plant group having natural relations

(race belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 6: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for race in the sense of this definition

(race is a kind of ...) any uninterrupted stream or discharge

Definition 7: compete in a race - [verb of competition]

Samples where race or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is running the Marathon this year
  • let's race and see who gets there first

Synonyms for race in the sense of this definition

(race is a kind of ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

(... is a kind of race ) finish third or better in a horse or dog race

"he bet $2 on number six to show"

(... is a kind of race ) finish second or better in a horse or dog race

"he bet $2 on number six to place"

(... is a kind of race ) participate in a boat race

(... is a kind of race ) compete in a horse race

(... is a kind of race ) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

"Who's running for treasurer this year?"

(... is a kind of race ) race on skates

Definition 8: move hurridly - [verb of motion]

Samples where race or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
  • The cars raced down the street

Synonyms for race in the sense of this definition

(race is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of race ) push one's way

"she barged into the meeting room"

(... is a kind of race ) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

(... is a kind of race ) run or move very quickly or hastily

"She dashed into the yard"

Definition 9: cause to move fast or to rush or race - [verb of motion]

Samples where race or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze

Synonyms for race in the sense of this definition

(race is a kind of ...) 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"

Samples where race or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We are racing to find a cure for AIDS

(race is a kind of ...) 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"

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