1. [ verb ] step on it
Synonyms: rush speed hasten cannonball_along belt_along hie rush_along bucket_along pelt_along hotfoot

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

Related terms: linger travel dart tear barge accelerate speed haste
2. [ noun ] (sport) a contest of speed

"the race is to the swift"

Related terms: contest footrace horse_race freestyle burnup boat_race relays repechage cross_country potato_race sack_race chariot_race scratch_race ski_race dog_racing heat bicycle_race automobile_race
3. [ noun ] any competition

"the race for the presidency"

Related terms: contest political_campaign arms_race
4. [ noun ] (genetics) 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"

Related terms: group color Indian_race White_race Black_race Indian_race Yellow_race Slavic_people master_race
5. [ verb ] (sport) compete in a race
Synonyms: run

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

Related terms: compete campaign boat-race show place speed_skate horse-race run_off footrace racing racer
6. [ noun ] (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
Synonyms: subspecies
Related terms: taxonomic_group biology
7. [ verb ] to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others

"We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"

Related terms: act
8. [ verb ] cause to move fast or to rush or race
Synonyms: rush

"The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"

Related terms: move haste
9. [ noun ] the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
Synonyms: airstream backwash wash slipstream
Related terms: flow
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4921
11. [ noun ] a canal for a current of water
Synonyms: raceway
Related terms: canal
Similar spelling:   Racey