Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun race

6 senses of race

Sense 1
race -- (any competition; "the race for the presidency")
       => contest, competition -- (an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants)

Sense 2
race -- (a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift")
       => contest, competition -- (an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants)

Sense 3
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")
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Sense 4
subspecies, race -- ((biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species)
       => taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon -- (animal or plant group having natural relations)

Sense 5
slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash -- (the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller)
       => flow -- (any uninterrupted stream or discharge)

Sense 6
raceway, race -- (a canal for a current of water)
       => canal -- (long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb race

4 senses of race

Sense 1
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
race, run -- (compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first")
       => compete, vie, contend -- (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)

Sense 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")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 4
race, rush -- (cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

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