- A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage.
verb (rac, ing)
- The Anglo-Saxon
- 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.
- (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 .
- (biology) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; informal for subspecies.
- A breed or strain of domesticated animal.
- (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.
- (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).
- (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.
- (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.
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