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race1 British & World English

A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course

race2 British & World English

Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics

race3 British & World English

A ginger root

race1 English Thesaurus

Dave won the race and Andy came second

race2 English Thesaurus

the school has pupils of many different races

race New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

major division of humankind

arms race British & World English

A competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons

ball race British & World English

Either of the ring-shaped components of a ball bearing that have grooves in which the balls run

boat race British & World English

A race between rowing crews

drag race British & World English

A race between two cars over a short distance, usually a quarter of a mile, as a test of acceleration

flat race British & World English

A horse race over a course with no jumps, as opposed to a steeplechase or hurdles

mill race British & World English

The channel carrying the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel

race car British & World English

An automobile built or modified for racing

race riot British & World English

A public outbreak of violence due to racial antagonism

rat race British & World English

A way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power

sack race British & World English

A race in which competitors stand in sacks and jump forward

tail race British & World English

A fast-flowing stretch of a river or stream below a dam or watermill

Boat Race New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge universities

horse race British & World English

A race between two or more horses ridden by jockeys

human race British & World English

Human beings in general; humankind

mixed-race British & World English

Denoting or relating to people whose parents or ancestors are from different ethnic backgrounds

race driver British & World English

A person who drives race cars as a profession

race memory British & World English

A supposedly inherited subconscious memory of events in human history or prehistory

race music British & World English

Music popular among or played by black people, especially jazz and blues

space race British & World English

The competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration

futurity race British & World English

A horse race for young horses for which entries are made long in advance, sometimes before the horses are born

obstacle race British & World English

A race in which various obstacles, such as fences, pits, and climbing nets, have to be negotiated

one-horse race British & World English

A contest in which one candidate or competitor is clearly superior to all the others and seems certain to win

pancake race British & World English

A race in which each competitor must toss a pancake from a pan as they run, traditionally held in some places on Shrove Tuesday

race meeting British & World English

A sporting event consisting of a series of races, typically horse races, held at a particular course over one or more days

race-related British & World English

Relating to race or ethnicity

race walking British & World English

The activity or competitive sport of walking at a very fast pace

selling race British & World English

A horse race after which the winning horse must be auctioned

race relations British & World English

Relations between members or communities of different races within one country

egg-and-spoon race British & World English

A race, typically run by children, in which each runner has to hold an egg balanced in a spoon

three-legged race British & World English

A race run by pairs of people, one member of each pair having their left leg tied to the right leg of the other

play the —— card British & World English

Exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, especially for political advantage

a race against time British & World English

A situation in which something must be done before a particular point in time

a race to the bottom British & World English

A situation characterized by a progressive lowering or deterioration of standards, especially (in a business context) as a result of the pressure of competition

be at the races British & World English

Competing with a chance of success

play the —— card in card1 British & World English

Exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, especially for political advantage

outrace British & World English

Exceed in speed, amount, or extent


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