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race

Definitions by Oxford


[reɪs], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course
(e.g: Hill started from pole position and won the race)

- a strong or rapid current flowing through a narrow channel in the sea or a river
(e.g: angling for tuna in turbulent tidal races)

- a water channel, especially one built to lead water to or from a point where its energy is utilized, as in a mill or mine.

- a smooth ring-shaped groove or guide in which a ball bearing or roller bearing runs.

- a fenced passageway in a stockyard through which animals pass singly for branding, loading, washing, etc.

- (in weaving) the channel along which the shuttle moves.


Phrases:
- a race against time
- a race to the bottom
- be at the races

Origin:
late Old English, from Old Norse rás ‘current’. It was originally a northern English word with the sense ‘rapid forward movement’, which gave rise to the senses ‘contest of speed’ (early 16th century) and ‘channel, path’ (i.e. the space traversed). The verb dates from the late 15th century


[reɪs], (Verb)

Definitions:
- compete with another or others to see who is fastest at covering a set course or achieving an objective
(e.g: the vet took blood samples from the horses before they raced)

- move or progress swiftly or at full speed
(e.g: I raced into the house)


Phrases:
- a race against time
- a race to the bottom
- be at the races

Origin:


[reɪs], (Noun)

Definitions:
- each of the major groupings into which humankind is considered (in various theories or contexts) to be divided on the basis of physical characteristics or shared ancestry
(e.g: people of all races, colours, and creeds)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 16th century (denoting a group with common features): via French from Italian razza, of unknown ultimate origin


[reɪs], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a ginger root.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French rais, from Latin radix, radic- ‘root’







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