Definition of race:

part of speech: noun

A rapid course, whether of animals or of waters; any running with speed; a contest in running; progress; course; career; the tide- wave when arrested by a promontory, and caused to flow off obliquely with considerable velocity, as the " race of Portland"; the water- course leading to a water- wheel.

part of speech: noun

A continued series of descendants from a parent, called the " stock"; a family; a particular breed, sort, or variety; in bot., a permanent variety; the particular strength, taste, or flavour of wine, indicating its kind and origin; smack- see under racy.

part of speech: verb

To run swiftly; to run or contend in a race.

part of speech: noun

A root.

part of speech: plural

A meeting of horses to contend against each other in running.

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