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Definition of Race


  1. A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests.
  2. To raze.
  3. A root.
  4. 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.
  5. Company; herd; breed.
  6. A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
  7. 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.
  8. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
  9. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
  10. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
  11. 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.
  12. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
  13. 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.
  14. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
  15. A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
  16. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
  17. 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.
  18. To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
  19. To run a race with.

Race Quotations

To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.
Summer Sanders

True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity - or political ideology.
Monica Crowley

We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Haile Selassie

Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.
Valentino Rossi

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. - Marcus Garvey
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
Marcus Garvey
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Race Translations

race in Afrikaans is spoed, ras, jaag
race in Danish is race
race in Dutch is geslacht, stam, volksstam
race in Finnish is rotu
race in French is course, race
race in German is Laufring, Rennen, rennen, Menschenschlag, Rasse
race in Italian is razza, corsa
race in Latin is natio nationis, gens, curriculum
race in Spanish is correr, raza, carrera
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