Definition of RACE

noun : RACE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;

verb : RACE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first" ;

  • 3. (

    ) to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS" ;

  • 4. (

    ) cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze" ;


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