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noun
  1. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage.
The Anglo-Saxon
  1. A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common, genetically linked, physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.
Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.
  1. (context, controversial usage) One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species. See Wikipedia's article on w:Race_(historical_definitions), historical definitions of race.
The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are part of the same Mongoloid .
  1. (biology) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; informal for subspecies.
  2. A breed or strain of domesticated animal.
  3. (figurative) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).
The advent of the Internet has brought about a new of entrepreneur.
Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new of robots that can perform household chores without supervision.
verb (rac, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).
  2. (intransitive) To move or drive at high speed.
As soon as it was time to go home, he raced for the door.
Her heart was racing as she peered into the dimly lit room.
  1. (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.
racecourse Tweet Definition of racecourse Like Definition of racecourse on Facebook
noun
  1. a course over which races are run
  2. (british) a racetrack where horse races are run
right of way Tweet Definition of right of way Like Definition of right of way on Facebook
noun (plural: rights of way or right of ways)
  1. (uncountable) At an intersection: the right of a driver to proceed in advance of all others.
  2. (countable) A legal right of passage over another's land or pathways.
runnel Tweet Definition of runnel Like Definition of runnel on Facebook
noun
  1. a small stream, a rivulet
  • 1998: great chambers in the rock where all sorts of plants were growing, under windows which had been cut to let in the sun, and glazed to adjust his warmth, and where runnels of water ran between fruit trees and seedlings " AS Byatt, Elementals

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