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Another word for race

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Noun
  1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy

    See also:

    conflict

Verb
  1. To move swiftly

      1. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
      2. (Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
      3. To start suddenly and run away:
      1. (Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
      2. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket:
      3. To move or drive rapidly or recklessly
      1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
      2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
      3. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
      1. To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
      2. To move suddenly and fast
      3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
      1. To throw so as to break; smash
      2. To write hastily. Often used with off :
      3. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
      1. To hasten.
      2. To hurry; speed
      1. To appear or occur suddenly:
      2. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
      3. To move or proceed rapidly:
      1. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
      2. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
      3. To move swiftly; flit; fly
      1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
      2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
      3. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
      1. (Baseball) To hit a fly ball.
      2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
      3. To run away from; flee from; avoid
      1. (Rare) hasten
      2. To hasten or cause to hasten.
      1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
      2. To move in a quick fashion.
      3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
      1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
      2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
      3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
      1. (Informal) To cause to be done, prepared, sent, etc. quickly or too quickly; hurry
      2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
      3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
      1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
      2. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
      3. To move at a vigorous gait:
      1. To carry by means of a rocket.
      2. To soar or rise rapidly:
      3. To move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket
      1. To move without hindrance or restraint:
      2. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
      3. To do or carry out:
      1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
      2. To cause to move rapidly:
      3. (Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
      1. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
      2. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
      3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
      1. To ride on a scooter.
      2. To move or slide (something) quickly
      3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
      1. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
      2. To move swiftly; scurry.
      3. To remove as if by cleaning; sweep away; get rid of
      1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
      2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
      3. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
      1. To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
      2. To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
      3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
      1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
      2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
      1. To pull apart or into pieces by force; rend.
      2. To become torn:
      3. To move violently or with speed; dash
      1. To cause to move at a trot.
      2. To cause to go at a trot
      3. To move quickly; hurry; run
      1. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
      2. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
      3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
      1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
      2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
      3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
      1. To throw or spin rapidly:
      2. To move or do something quickly:
      3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
      1. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
      2. To carry or transport by flying:
      3. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
      1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
      2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
      3. To cause to move with speed and force:
      1. To move or go quickly or suddenly
      2. To move while making such a sound:
      3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
      1. (Informal) In great haste
      2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
      3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
      1. To cut or tear apart roughly or vigorously
      2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
      3. (Informal) To move with speed or violence
      1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
      2. (Informal) To go at high speed
      3. To move or progress rapidly:
      1. (Slang) To proceed at great speed
      2. To move ahead at full speed.
      1. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
      2. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
      3. To move quickly; dart.

Another word for race

Noun
  1. A physical division of humankind

      1. (Roman Catholic Church) The outward appearance or form of the Eucharistic elements that is retained after their consecration.
      2. (Biology) A group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. The species is the fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking below a genus or subgenus. Species names are represented in binomial nomenclature by an uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun following a capitalized genus name, as in Ananas comosus, the pineapple, and Equus caballus, the horse.
      3. A kind, variety, or type:
      1. A group of related families of languages.
      2. The type from which a group of animals or plants has descended.
      3. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family line, especially of a specified character:
      1. The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
      2. A different form of some thing, condition, or quality; sort; kind
      3. A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment:
      1. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
      2. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
      3. The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
      1. Sort; variety; class
      2. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
      3. A doubtful or borderline member of a given category:
      1. A great or excessive demand or stress on one's body, mind, or resources:
      2. The descendants of a common ancestor; race; stock; line; breed; variety
      3. A group of cultivated plants or domestic animals of the same species that have distinctive characteristics but are not considered a separate breed or variety.
      1. A kind; a sort:
      2. A kind; sort; type
      3. A group of organisms having common ancestors and certain distinguishable characteristics, especially a group within a species developed by artificial selection and maintained by controlled propagation.
      1. A group of things having a common source or similar features
      2. A group of like things; a class:
      3. (Biology) A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus. A family usually consists of several genera.
      1. The different colors used in visual representation:
      2. (Particle Physics) A unique force or charge on each type of quark that controls how quarks combine to form hadrons: although called red, green, and blue, they are not related to visual colors
      3. Vividness or variety in expression:
    See also:

    man

  2. Roughly, people united by blood or custom

      1. A people having common origins or traditions and often constituting a nation.
      2. The condition or fact of being a nation
      3. A national or ethnic group, esp. of immigrants from some other country
      1. Production, development, or improvement of a particular plant, animal, commodity, etc.
      2. The arts, beliefs, customs, institutions, and other products of human work and thought considered as a unit, especially with regard to a particular time or social group:
      3. The set of predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize a group or organization:
      1. Rigid class distinction based on birth, wealth, etc., operating as a social system or principle
      2. Any of the hereditary, endogamous social classes or subclasses of traditional Hindu society, stratified according to Hindu ritual purity, especially the Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, and Sudra castes.
      3. Any exclusive and restrictive social or occupational class or group
      1. A form of a language that is used by a specific social group and differs from forms used by other social groups:
      2. (--- Zool.) Any of a group of widely separated variants within a single interbreeding population
      3. A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment:
      1. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
      2. The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
      3. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
      1. The human race; mankind
      1. All human males; the male sex
      2. The human race; humankind.
      3. Men as opposed to women.
      1. A natural group of plants or animals classified together without regard for their taxonomic relations
      2. A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.
      3. A group of this kind having recognized ancestry
      1. A religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established church
      2. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
      3. Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
      1. A number of elements having similar chemical reactions
      2. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. A meeting of such a group
      2. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of animals, plants, etc., ranking above an order and below a division or phylum: it can include one order or many similar orders: the Latinized class names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Mammalia, mammals)
      3. The subject material taught to or studied by such a group:
      1. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
      2. Lineal ancestors or descendants considered as a group.
      3. Sort; variety; class
      1. The territory occupied by such a federation or tribe.
      2. A federation or tribe, especially one composed of Native Americans.
      3. A relatively large group of people organized under a single, usually independent government; a country.
      1. The common people of a society or region considered as the representatives of a traditional way of life and especially as the originators or carriers of the customs, beliefs, and arts that make up a distinctive culture:
      2. The large body of the common people of such a group
      3. People in general; persons
      1. The stock of genes of a species or of the members of a species population
      2. The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.
      3. (Genetics) The complete set of unique alleles that would be found by inspecting the genetic material of every living member of a species or population.
      1. A list of ancestors; record of ancestry; family tree
      2. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
      3. The background or origin of a person or thing, esp. as a mark of prestige or distinction
      1. Descendants from a common ancestor
      2. Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
      3. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
      1. A group viewed as forming a distinct segment of society:
      2. The region occupied by a group of interacting organisms.
      3. A group of people forming a smaller social unit within a larger one, and sharing common interests, work, identity, location, etc.
      1. (Ecology) All the organisms that constitute a specific group or occur in a specified habitat.
      2. (Biol.) A group of similar organisms living in the same region, esp. organisms of the same species
      3. The total number of inhabitants constituting a particular race, class, or group in a specified area.
      1. A population.
      2. The common people of a nation.
      3. The inhabitants of a nation.
      1. A group of people with interests in common; clique; set
      2. In certain primitive societies, a tribal division, usually exogamous, of matrilineal or patrilineal descent from a common ancestor
      3. An early form of social group, as in the Scottish Highlands, composed of several families claiming descent from a common ancestor, bearing the same family name, and following the same chieftain
  3. A contest, usually of speed

      1. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
      2. The person or persons against whom one competes
      3. (Ecol.) The struggle among individual organisms for food, water, space, etc. when the available supply is limited
      1. A scheduled or regular route:
      2. A trend or tendency:
      3. A pace faster than a walk:
      1. Either of two marks (— or –), used in printing and writing to indicate a break in sentence structure or a parenthetical element, or to connect numbers showing a range of dates, times, etc.
      2. In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
      3. A gift or tip offered to get better service
      1. A brief period of intense activity
      2. A burst of speed or activity.
      3. The act or an instance of sprinting, especially a short race at top speed.
      1. An act of passing something along from one person, group, or station to another.
      2. A crew of workers relieving others at work; shift
      3. A fresh supply of dogs, horses, etc. kept in readiness to relieve others in a hunt, on a journey, etc.
      1. An event or activity that requires prolonged effort, endurance, or attention.
      2. (Figuratively, by extension) Any extended or sustained activity.
      3. A footrace of 26 miles, 385 yards, run over an open course, esp. as an event of the Olympic games or as an annual event in some cities
      1. An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
      2. A harsh noise, as of a collision
      3. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
      1. The people who so meet or the place of meeting
      2. A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
      3. A meeting, gathering, or assembling, as for a sporting event
      1. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
      2. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
      3. (Sports) A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet:
      1. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
      2. Employment, especially for a specified time:
      3. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
      1. The act or sound of scurrying
      2. The noise produced by scurrying.
      3. A short run or race
      1. A sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet
      2. A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
      3. A sudden, brief burst of energy, speed, activity, etc.
      1. (Film, TV) A sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast
      2. Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
      3. A single occasion; a time:
      1. (Cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
      2. The act of pursuing.
      3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
      1. The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
      2. The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.
      3. The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place
      1. A race run by contestants on foot.
      1. Attributive form of horse race
      2. A competitive race for horses carrying jockeys; often the subject of betting
      3. A race for horses, usually, specif., one for horses ridden by jockeys over an oval track, with organized betting on the outcome
      1. A race whose course follows one or more roads or trails rather than a track.
      2. A race run on roads rather than a track.
      1. A race between two cars to determine which can accelerate faster from a standstill.
      2. A race in a car or on a motorcycle to determine the fastest vehicle. [from mid-20th c.]
      3. A race between vehicles to test their acceleration from a complete stop, esp. between specially designed cars on a short, straight course (drag strip)
      1. An event where such racing takes place
      2. A form of off-road motorbike racing.
      3. A race for lightweight motorcycles over a cross-country course with obstacles
      1. (Sports) A horserace across open country or over an obstacle course.
      2. A cross-country footrace or one run over a prepared course with ditches and other obstacles
      3. A horse race run over a prepared course with artificial obstructions, such as ditches, hedges, and walls
      1. Something that hampers a person; disadvantage; hindrance
      2. (Sometimes considered offensive) The disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people.
      3. An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race (other contest of skill) to the competitor possessing disadvantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success.
      1. A groove or recess in a wall, made to provide space as for a pipe or conduit
      2. A groove cut in an object; a slot:
      3. A rectangular metal frame in which pages or columns of type are locked
      1. A narrow piece of material, usually wood or cardboard, coated on one end with a compound that ignites when scratched against a rough or chemically treated surface.
      2. Two or more persons or things that go together in appearance, size, or other quality
      3. A person, group, or thing able to cope with or oppose another as an equal in power, size, etc.
      1. The transfer of energy from one body to another as a result of a difference in temperature or a change in phase.
      2. A furnace or other source of warmth in a room or building:
      3. The quality of being hot; hotness: in physics, heat is considered a form of energy existing as the result of the random motion of molecules and is the form of energy that is transferred between bodies as a result of their temperature difference
      1. The amount by which one part overlaps another.
      2. A wheel, disk, or slab of leather or metal, either stationary or rotating, used for polishing and smoothing.
      3. A length, as of rope, required to make one complete turn around something.
      1. A stiff felt hat with a round crown and curved brim; bowler
      2. A race for three-year-old horses, run annually at Epsom Downs in Surrey
      3. (Sports) A formal race usually having an open field of contestants:
      1. A boat race
      2. A boat race or a series of boat races.
      3. A series of boat races, although sometimes used for a single race.
      1. A lottery in which the participants' contributions form a fund that is awarded as a prize to one or several winners.
      2. A contest, esp. a horse race, the result of which determines the winner or winners of such a lottery
      3. An event or contest, especially a horserace, the result of which determines the winner of such a lottery.
      1. (Informal) The range of the authority or influence of a person, group, or thing; a bailiwick:
      2. A piece cut from a layer of earth or sod.
      3. A piece of peat that is burned for use as fuel.
      1. (Computers) One of the concentric magnetic rings that form the separate data storage areas on a floppy disk or a hard disk.
      2. A distinct selection from an audio or video recording, usually containing an individual work or part of a larger work:
      3. (Slang) Needle marks on the skin from multiple intravenous injections, considered an indication of habitual drug use.
    See also:

    sport

Verb
  1. To move at great speed

      1. To go, move, or proceed quickly:
      2. To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
      3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
      1. To cause to occur or be done more rapidly or too rapidly; accelerate the preparation or completion of; urge on
      2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
      3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
      1. To go, move, grow, etc. easily and freely, without hindrance or restraint
      2. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
      3. To do or carry out:
      1. To follow in order to overtake, capture, or kill; chase
      2. To proceed along, follow, or continue with (a specified course, action, plan, etc.)
      3. To take action regarding (something), especially with the intention of sustained effort:
      1. To go or follow in pursuit.
      2. To follow quickly or persistently in order to catch or harm
      3. To run after; follow; pursue
      1. To become filled with tears:
      2. To become torn:
      3. To move violently or with speed; dash
      1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
      2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
      3. To teem or abound (usually followed by with); to exhibit an energetic and active abundance (of a thing). See also bustle with.
      1. To expel suddenly in a stream or gushing flow; squirt; jet
      2. To make a brief intense effort or show a sudden increase in activity or speed.
      3. To show a sudden, brief burst of energy, increased activity, etc., as near the end of a race
      1. To throw so as to break; smash
      2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
      3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
      1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
      2. To move in a quick fashion.
      3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
      1. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
      2. To run past the pallet of the escapement without catching
      3. To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
      1. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
      2. To run away from; flee from; avoid
      3. To pass over or through in flight:
      1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
      2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
      3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
      1. To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
      2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
      3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
      1. (Archaic) To hurry or hasten
      2. To go quickly; hasten.