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English noun: race

1. race (event) any competition


SamplesThe race for the presidency.


Broader (hypernym)competition, contest


Narrower (hyponym)arms race, campaign, political campaign, run

2. race (event) a contest of speed


SamplesThe race is to the swift.


Broader (hypernym)competition, contest


Narrower (hyponym)auto race, automobile race, bicycle race, boat race, burnup, car race, chariot race, cross country, dog racing, foot race, footrace, freestyle, heat, horse race, potato race, relay, relay race, repechage, run, sack race, scratch race, ski race, skiing race

3. race (group) people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock


SamplesSome biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings.


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping


Narrower (hyponym)Amerindian race, Black race, Caucasian race, Caucasoid race, color, colour, Herrenvolk, Indian race, Indian race, master race, Mongolian race, Mongoloid race, Negro race, Negroid race, people of color, people of colour, Slavic people, Slavic race, White people, White race, Yellow race

4. race (group) (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species


Synonymssubspecies


Broader (hypernym)taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group


Domain categorybiological science, biology

5. race (phenomenon) the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller


Synonymsairstream, backwash, slipstream, wash


Broader (hypernym)flow

6. race (artifact) a canal for a current of water


Synonymsraceway


Broader (hypernym)canal


English verb: race

1. race (motion) move fast


SamplesHe rushed down the hall to receive his guests.
The cars raced down the street.


ExamplesThey race up the hill


Synonymsbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)barge, buck, charge, dart, dash, flash, push forward, scoot, scud, shoot, shoot, shoot down, tear, thrust ahead


Antonymsdawdle, linger

2. race (competition) compete in a race


SamplesHe is running the Marathon this year.
Let's race and see who gets there first.


ExamplesThese cars won't race


Synonymsrun


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)compete, contend, vie


Narrower (hyponym)boat-race, campaign, horse-race, place, run, show, speed skate

3. race (social) to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others


SamplesWe are racing to find a cure for AIDS.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)act, move

4. race (motion) cause to move fast or to rush or race


SamplesThe psychologist raced the rats through a long maze.


ExamplesThey race the car down the avenue


Synonymsrush


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move









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