browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

racemore about race

race


  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consolation  game  \Con`so*la"tion  game\,  match  \match\,  pot 
  \pot\,  race  \race\,  etc 
  A  game,  match,  etc.,  open  only  to  losers  in  early  stages  of 
  contests. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Race  \Race\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Raced};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Racing}.] 
  1.  To  run  swiftly;  to  contend  in  a  race;  as  the  animals 
  raced  over  the  ground;  the  ships  raced  from  port  to  port. 
 
  2.  (Steam  Mach.)  To  run  too  fast  at  times,  as  a  marine  engine 
  or  screw,  when  the  screw  is  lifted  out  of  water  by  the 
  action  of  a  heavy  sea. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Race  \Race\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  contend  in  race;  to  drive  at  high  speed;  as 
  to  race  horses. 
 
  2.  To  run  a  race  with 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Race  \Race\,  v.  t. 
  To  raze.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Race  \Race\,  n.  [OF.  ra["i]z,  L.  radix,  -icis.  See  {Radix}.] 
  A  root.  ``A  race  or  two  of  ginger.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Race  ginger},  ginger  in  the  root,  or  not  pulverized. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Race  \Race\,  n.  [F.  race;  cf  Pr  &  Sp  raza,  It  razza;  all 
  from  OHG.  reiza  line  akin  to  E.  write.  See  {Write}.] 
  1.  The  descendants  of  a  common  ancestor;  a  family,  tribe, 
  people,  or  nation,  believed  or  presumed  to  belong  to  the 
  same  stock;  a  lineage;  a  breed. 
 
  The  whole  race  of  mankind.  --Shak. 
 
  Whence  the  long  race  of  Alban  fathers  come 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  Naturalists  and  ehnographers  divide  mankind  into 
  several  distinct  varieties,  or  races.  Cuvier  refers 
  them  all  to  three  Pritchard  enumerates  seven  Agassiz 
  eight  Pickering  describes  eleven.  One  of  the  common 
  classifications  is  that  of  Blumenbach  who  makes  five 
  races:  the  Caucasian,  or  white  race,  to  which  belong 
  the  greater  part  of  the  European  nations  and  those  of 
  Western  Asia;  the  Mongolian,  or  yellow  race,  occupying 
  Tartary,  China,  Japan,  etc.;  the  Ethiopian,  or  negro 
  race,  occupying  most  of  Africa  (except  the  north), 
  Australia,  Papua,  and  other  Pacific  Islands;  the 
  American,  or  red  race,  comprising  the  Indians  of  North 
  and  South  America;  and  the  Malayan,  or  brown  race, 
  which  occupies  the  islands  of  the  Indian  Archipelago, 
  etc  Many  recent  writers  classify  the  Malay  and 
  American  races  as  branches  of  the  Mongolian.  See 
  Illustration  in  Appendix. 
 
  2.  Company;  herd;  breed. 
 
  For  do  but  note  a  wild  and  wanton  herd,  Or  race  of 
  youthful  and  unhandled  colts,  Fetching  mad  bounds. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  variety  of  such  fixed  character  that  it  may  be 
  propagated  by  seed. 
 
  4.  Peculiar  flavor,  taste,  or  strength,  as  of  wine;  that 
  quality,  or  assemblage  of  qualities,  which  indicates 
  origin  or  kind  as  in  wine;  hence  characteristic  flavor; 
  smack.  ``A  race  of  heaven.''  --Shak. 
 
  Is  it  [the  wine]  of  the  right  race  ?  --Massinqer. 
 
  5.  Hence  characteristic  quality  or  disposition.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  now  I  give  my  sensual  race  the  rein.  --Shak. 
 
  Some  .  .  .  great  race  of  fancy  or  judgment.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  Syn:  Lineage;  line  family;  house;  breed;  offspring;  progeny; 
  issue. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Race  \Race\,  n.  [OE.  ras,  res,  rees,  AS  r[=ae]s  a  rush, 
  running;  akin  to  Icel.  r[=a]s  course,  race.  [root]118.] 
  1.  A  progress;  a  course;  a  movement  or  progression. 
 
  2.  Esp.,  swift  progress;  rapid  course;  a  running. 
 
  The  flight  of  many  birds  is  swifter  than  the  race  of 
  any  beasts.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Hence:  The  act  or  process  of  running  in  competition;  a 
  contest  of  speed  in  any  way  as  in  running,  riding, 
  driving,  skating,  rowing,  sailing;  in  the  plural,  usually, 
  a  meeting  for  contests  in  the  running  of  horses;  as  he 
  attended  the  races. 
 
  The  race  is  not  to  the  swift.  --Eccl.  ix 
  11. 
 
  I  wield  the  gauntlet,  and  I  run  the  race.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  Competitive  action  of  any  kind  especially  when  prolonged; 
  hence  career;  course  of  life. 
 
  My  race  of  glory  run,  and  race  of  shame.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  A  strong  or  rapid  current  of  water,  or  the  channel  or 
  passage  for  such  a  current;  a  powerful  current  or  heavy 
  sea,  sometimes  produced  by  the  meeting  of  two  tides;  as 
  the  Portland  Race;  the  Race  of  Alderney. 
 
  6.  The  current  of  water  that  turns  a  water  wheel,  or  the 
  channel  in  which  it  flows;  a  mill  race. 
 
  Note:  The  part  of  the  channel  above  the  wheel  is  sometimes 
  called  the  headrace,  the  part  below,  the  tailrace. 
 
  7.  (Mach.)  A  channel  or  guide  along  which  a  shuttle  is  driven 
  back  and  forth,  as  in  a  loom,  sewing  machine,  etc 
 
  {Race  cloth},  a  cloth  worn  by  horses  in  racing,  having 
  pockets  to  hold  the  weights  prescribed. 
 
  {Race  course}. 
  a  The  path,  generally  circular  or  elliptical,  over  which 
  a  race  is  run. 
  b  Same  as  {Race  way},  below. 
 
  {Race  cup},  a  cup  given  as  a  prize  to  the  victor  in  a  race. 
 
 
  {Race  glass},  a  kind  of  field  glass. 
 
  {Race  horse}. 
  a  A  horse  that  runs  in  competition;  specifically,  a 
  horse  bred  or  kept  for  running  races. 
  b  A  breed  of  horses  remarkable  for  swiftness  in  running. 
  c  (Zo["o]l.)  The  steamer  duck. 
  d  (Zo["o]l.)  A  mantis. 
 
  {Race  knife},  a  cutting  tool  with  a  blade  that  is  hooked  at 
  the  point,  for  marking  outlines,  on  boards  or  metals,  as 
  by  a  pattern,  --  used  in  shipbuilding. 
 
  {Race  saddle},  a  light  saddle  used  in  racing. 
 
  {Race  track}.  Same  as  {Race  course} 
  (a),  above. 
 
  {Race  way},  the  canal  for  the  current  that  drives  a  water 
  wheel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  race 
  n  1:  any  competition;  "the  race  for  the  presidency" 
  2:  a  contest  of  speed;  "the  race  is  to  the  swift" 
  3:  people  who  are  believed  to  belong  to  the  same  genetic  stock; 
  "some  biologists  doubt  that  there  are  important  genetic 
  differences  between  races  of  human  beings" 
  4:  (biology)  a  taxonomic  group  that  is  a  division  of  a  species; 
  usually  arises  as  a  consequence  of  geographical  isolation 
  within  a  species  [syn:  {subspecies}] 
  5:  the  flow  of  air  that  is  driven  backwards  by  an  aircraft 
  propeller  [syn:  {slipstream},  {airstream},  {backwash},  {wash}] 
  6:  a  canal  for  a  current  of  water  [syn:  {raceway}] 
  v  1:  step  on  it  "He  rushed  down  the  hall  to  receive  his  guests"; 
  "The  cars  raced  down  the  street"  [syn:  {rush},  {hotfoot}, 
  {hasten},  {hie},  {speed},  {pelt  along},  {rush  along},  {cannonball 
  along},  {bucket  along},  {belt  along}]  [ant:  {linger}] 
  2:  compete  in  a  race,  as  in  athletics  [syn:  {run}] 
  3:  cause  to  move  fast  or  to  rush  or  race;  "The  psychologist 
  raced  the  rats  through  a  long  maze"  [syn:  {rush}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  RACE 
 
    {Requirements  Acquisition  and 
  Controlled  Evolution}. 
 
  (1995-11-21) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  RACE 
  Research  and  technology  development  in  Advanced  Communications  technologies  in  Europe  (Europe,  predecessor,  CORDIS) 
 
 




more about race