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Noun race has 6 senses
  1. race - any competition; "the race for the presidency"
    --1 is a kind of
    contest, competition
    --1 has particulars: arms race; political campaign, campaign, run
    Derived form: verb race2
  2. race - people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"
    --2 is a kind of
    group, grouping
    --2 has particulars:
     color, colour, people of color, people of colour; master race, Herrenvolk; Black race, Negroid race, Negro race; White race, White people, Caucasoid race, Caucasian race; Yellow race, Mongoloid race, Mongolian race; Indian race, Amerindian race; Indian race; Slavic people, Slavic race
  3. race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
    --3 is a kind of
    contest, competition
    --3 has particulars:
     automobile race, auto race, car race; bicycle race; boat race; burnup; chariot race; dog racing; footrace, foot race, run; freestyle; cross country; heat; horse race; potato race; sack race; scratch race; ski race, skiing race; relays, relay race; repechage
    Derived form: verb race2
  4. slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash - the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
    --4 is a kind of flow
  5. subspecies, race - (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
    --5 is a kind of taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon
  6. raceway, race - a canal for a current of water
    --6 is a kind of canal
Verb race has 4 senses
  1. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along - step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentence:
    They race up the hill
  2. race, run - compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
    --2 is one way to compete, vie, contend
    Derived forms: noun race3, noun race1, noun racer2, noun racer3, noun racing1
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't race
  3. race - to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
    --3 is one way to
    act, move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  4. race, rush - cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
    --4 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun racer1
    Sample sentence:
    They race the car down the avenue
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