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Ginger vs. Race

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Gingernoun

The pungent aromatic rhizome of a tropical Asian herb, Zingiber officinale, used as a spice and as a stimulant and acarminative.

Racenoun

A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Example: Several horses run in a horse race, and the first one to reach the finishing post wins

‘The race around the park was won by Johnny, who ran faster than the others.’; ‘We had a race to see who could finish the book the quickest.’;

Gingernoun

The plant that produces this rhizome.

Racenoun

Swift progress; rapid motion; an instance of moving or driving at high speed.

Gingernoun

Other species belonging to the same family, Zingiberaceae, especially those of the genus Zingiber

Racenoun

(computing) A race condition.

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Gingernoun

A reddish-brown color.

Racenoun

A progressive movement toward a goal.

‘the race to cure cancer’;

Gingernoun

A person with reddish-brown hair; a redhead.

Racenoun

A fast-moving current of water, such as that which powers a mill wheel.

Gingernoun

Vitality, vigour, liveliness (of character).

Racenoun

A water channel, esp. one built to lead water to or from a point where it is utilised.

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Gingernoun

A homosexual.

Racenoun

Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.

Gingeradjective

(of hair) Of a reddish-brown colour.

Racenoun

The bushings of a rolling element bearing which contacts the rolling elements.

Gingeradjective

, delicate

Racenoun

A group of sentient beings, particularly people, distinguished by common ancestry, heritage or characteristics:

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Gingeradjective

Homosexual.

Racenoun

A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage compare ethnic group. See Wikipedia's article on historical definitions of race.

Gingerverb

To add ginger to.

Racenoun

A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.

‘Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.’; ‘The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are considered part of the same Mongoloid race.’;

Gingerverb

To enliven, to spice (up).

Racenoun

A large group of sentient beings distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage compare species, subspecies.

‘A treaty was concluded between the race of elves and the race of men.’;

Gingerverb

To apply ginger to the anus of a horse to encourage it to carry its tail high and move in a lively fashion.

Racenoun

A group of people distinguished from others on the basis of shared social characteristics.

Gingerverb

To inspire (someone); to give a little boost to.

Racenoun

(taxonomy) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; an informal term for a subspecies.

Gingerverb

To move gingerly, very careful and cautious.

Racenoun

A breed or strain of domesticated animal.

Gingernoun

A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Zingiber officinale.

Racenoun

(figuratively) 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 race of entrepreneur.’; ‘Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new race of robots that can perform household chores without supervision.’;

Gingernoun

The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine.

Racenoun

(obsolete) Peculiar flavour, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavour.

Gingernoun

perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems

Racenoun

(obsolete) Characteristic quality or disposition.

Gingernoun

dried ground gingerroot

Racenoun

A rhizome or root, especially of ginger.

Gingernoun

pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery

Raceverb

(intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).

‘The drivers were racing around the track.’;

Gingernoun

liveliness and energy;

‘this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep’;

Raceverb

(transitive) To compete against in such a race.

‘I raced him to the car, but he was there first, so he got to ride shotgun.’;

Gingerverb

add ginger to in order to add flavor;

‘ginger the soup’;

Raceverb

(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.’;

Gingeradjective

(used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color;

‘a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes’; ‘a ginger kitten’;

Raceverb

(intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.

Ginger

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.

Raceverb

To raze.

Raceverb

To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.

Raceverb

To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the action of a heavy sea.

Raceverb

To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.

Raceverb

To run a race with.

Racenoun

A root.

Racenoun

The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the same stock; a lineage; a breed.

‘The whole race of mankind.’; ‘Whence the long race of Alban fathers come.’;

Racenoun

Company; herd; breed.

‘For do but note a wild and wanton herd,Or race of youthful and unhandled colts,Fetching mad bounds.’;

Racenoun

A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.

Racenoun

Peculiar flavor, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavor; smack.

‘Is it [the wine] of the right race ?’;

Racenoun

Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.

‘And now I give my sensual race the rein.’; ‘Some . . . great race of fancy or judgment.’;

Racenoun

A progress; a course; a movement or progression.

Racenoun

Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.

‘The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of any beasts.’;

Racenoun

Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding, driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually, a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he attended the races.

‘The race is not to the swift.’; ‘I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race.’;

Racenoun

Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.

‘My race of glory run, and race of shame.’;

Racenoun

A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney.

Racenoun

The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.

Racenoun

A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.

Racenoun

any competition;

‘the race for the presidency’;

Racenoun

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’;

Racenoun

a contest of speed;

‘the race is to the swift’;

Racenoun

the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Racenoun

(biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

Racenoun

a canal for a current of water

Raceverb

step on it;

‘He rushed down the hall to receive his guests’; ‘The cars raced down the street’;

Raceverb

compete in a race;

‘he is running the Marathon this year’; ‘let's race and see who gets there first’;

Raceverb

to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others;

‘We are racing to find a cure for AIDS’;

Raceverb

cause to move fast or to rush or race;

‘The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze’;

Racenoun

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

‘Hill started from pole position and won the race’;

Racenoun

a series of races for horses or dogs, held at a fixed time on a set course.

Racenoun

a situation in which individuals or groups compete to be first to achieve a particular objective

‘the race for nuclear power’;

Racenoun

the course of the sun or moon through the heavens

‘the industrious sun already half his race hath run’;

Racenoun

a strong or rapid current flowing through a narrow channel in the sea or a river

‘angling for tuna in turbulent tidal races’;

Racenoun

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.

Racenoun

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

Racenoun

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

Racenoun

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

Racenoun

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

‘people of all races, colours, and creeds’;

Racenoun

the fact or condition of belonging to a racial division or group; the qualities or characteristics associated with this.

Racenoun

a group of people sharing the same culture, history, language, etc.; an ethnic group

‘we Scots were a bloodthirsty race then’;

Racenoun

a group or set of people or things with a common feature or features

‘the upper classes thought of themselves as a race apart’;

Racenoun

a population within a species that is distinct in some way, especially a subspecies

‘people have killed so many tigers that two races are probably extinct’;

Racenoun

(in non-technical use) each of the major divisions of living creatures

‘a member of the human race’; ‘the race of birds’;

Racenoun

a group of people descended from a common ancestor

‘a prince of the race of Solomon’;

Racenoun

ancestry

‘two coursers of ethereal race’;

Racenoun

a ginger root.

Raceverb

compete with another or others to see who is fastest at covering a set course or achieving an objective

‘the vet took blood samples from the horses before they raced’; ‘two drivers raced each other through a housing estate’;

Raceverb

compete regularly in races as a sport or leisure activity

‘next year, he raced again for the team’;

Raceverb

prepare and enter (an animal or vehicle) for races

‘he raced his three horses simply for the fun of it’;

Raceverb

move or progress swiftly or at full speed

‘I raced into the house’; ‘she spoke automatically, while her mind raced ahead’;

Raceverb

operate or cause to operate at excessive speed

‘the truck came to rest against a tree with its engine racing’;

Raceverb

(of a person's heart or pulse) beat faster than usual because of fear or excitement.

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