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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.’;

Breedverb

To produce offspring sexually; to bear young.

Racenoun

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

Breedverb

(transitive) To give birth to; to be the native place of.

‘a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men’;

Racenoun

(computing) A race condition.

Breedverb

Of animals, to mate.

Racenoun

A progressive movement toward a goal.

‘the race to cure cancer’;

Breedverb

To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation’s qualities.

Racenoun

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

Breedverb

To arrange the mating of specific animals.

‘She wanted to breed her cow to the neighbor's registered bull.’;

Racenoun

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

Breedverb

To propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities.

‘He tries to breed blue roses.’;

Racenoun

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

Breedverb

To take care of in infancy and through childhood; to bring up.

Racenoun

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

Breedverb

To yield or result in.

‘disaster breeds famine;’; ‘familiarity breeds contempt’;

Racenoun

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

Breedverb

To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, like young before birth.

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.

Breedverb

(sometimes as breed up) To educate; to instruct; to bring up

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.’;

Breedverb

To produce or obtain by any natural process.

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.’;

Breedverb

(intransitive) To have birth; to be produced, developed or multiplied.

Racenoun

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

Breedverb

(transitive) to ejaculate inside someone's ass

Racenoun

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

Breednoun

All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies.

‘a breed of tulip’; ‘a breed of animal’;

Racenoun

A breed or strain of domesticated animal.

Breednoun

A race or lineage; offspring or issue.

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.’;

Breednoun

(informal) A group of people with shared characteristics.

‘People who were taught classical Greek and Latin at school are a dying breed.’;

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.

Breedverb

To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.

‘Yet every mother breeds not sons alike.’; ‘If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog.’;

Racenoun

(obsolete) Characteristic quality or disposition.

Breedverb

To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.

‘To bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed.’; ‘Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness.’;

Racenoun

A rhizome or root, especially of ginger.

Breedverb

To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; - sometimes followed by up.

‘But no care was taken to breed him a Protestant.’; ‘His farm may not remove his children too far from him, or the trade he breeds them up in.’;

Raceverb

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

‘The drivers were racing around the track.’;

Breedverb

To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.

‘Lest the placeAnd my quaint habits breed astonishment.’;

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.’;

Breedverb

To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.

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.’;

Breedverb

To raise, as any kind of stock.

Raceverb

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

Breedverb

To produce or obtain by any natural process.

‘Children would breed their teeth with less danger.’;

Raceverb

To raze.

Breedverb

To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant.

‘That they breed abundantly in the earth.’; ‘The mother had never bred before.’; ‘Ant. Is your gold and silver ewes and rams?Shy. I can not tell. I make it breed as fast.’;

Raceverb

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

Breedverb

To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth.

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.

Breedverb

To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.

‘Heavens rain graceOn that which breeds between them.’;

Raceverb

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

Breedverb

To raise a breed; to get progeny.

‘The kind of animal which you wish to breed from.’;

Raceverb

To run a race with.

Breednoun

A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.

‘Twice fifteen thousand hearts of England's breed.’; ‘Greyhounds of the best breed.’;

Racenoun

A root.

Breednoun

Class; sort; kind; - of men, things, or qualities.

‘Are these the breed of wits so wondered at?’; ‘This courtesy is not of the right breed.’;

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.’;

Breednoun

A number produced at once; a brood.

Racenoun

Company; herd; breed.

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

Breednoun

a special lineage;

‘a breed of Americans’;

Racenoun

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

Breednoun

a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;

‘he experimented on a particular breed of white rats’; ‘he created a new strain of sheep’;

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 ?’;

Breednoun

half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and Indian parents)

Racenoun

Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.

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

Breednoun

a lineage or race of people

Racenoun

A progress; a course; a movement or progression.

Breedverb

call forth

Racenoun

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

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

Breedverb

copulate with a female, used especially of horses;

‘The horse covers the mare’;

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.’;

Breedverb

of plants or animals;

‘She breeds dogs’;

Racenoun

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

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

Breedverb

have young (animals);

‘pandas rarely breed in captivity’;

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.

Breed

A breed is a specific group of domestic animals having homogeneous appearance (phenotype), homogeneous behavior, and/or other characteristics that distinguish it from other organisms of the same species. In literature, there exist several slightly deviating definitions.

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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