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 for Race
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Race \Race\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raced (r[=a]st); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Racing (r[=a]"s[i^]ng).]
     1. To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals
        raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
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     2. (Steam Mach.) 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Race \Race\ (r[=a]s), v. t.
     To raze. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Race \Race\ (r[=a]s), n. [OF. ra["i]z, L. radix, -icis. See
     Radix.]
     A root. "A race or two of ginger." --Shak.
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     Race ginger, ginger in the root, or not pulverized.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Race \Race\, n. [F. race; cf. Pr. & Sp. raza, It. razza; all
     from OHG. reiza line, akin to E. write. See Write.]
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     1. 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.
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              The whole race of mankind.            --Shak.
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              Whence the long race of Alban fathers come.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     Note: Naturalists and ethnographers divide mankind into
           several distinct varieties, or races. Cuvier refers
           them all to three, Pritchard enumerates seven, Agassiz
           eight, Pickering describes eleven. One of the common
           classifications is that of Blumenbach, who makes five
           races: the Caucasian, or white race, to which belong
           the greater part of the European nations and those of
           Western Asia; the Mongolian, or yellow race, occupying
           Tartary, China, Japan, etc.; the Ethiopian, or negro
           race, occupying most of Africa (except the north),
           Australia, Papua, and other Pacific Islands; the
           American, or red race, comprising the Indians of North
           and South America; and the Malayan, or brown race,
           which occupies the islands of the Indian Archipelago,
           etc. Many recent writers classify the Malay and
           American races as branches of the Mongolian. See
           Illustration in Appendix.
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     2. Company; herd; breed.
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              For do but note a wild and wanton herd,
              Or race of youthful and unhandled colts,
              Fetching mad bounds.                  --Shak.
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     3. (Bot.) A variety of such fixed character that it may be
        propagated by seed.
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     4. 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. "A race of heaven." --Shak.
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              Is it [the wine] of the right race ?  --Massinger.
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     5. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition. [Obs.]
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              And now I give my sensual race the rein. --Shak.
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              Some . . . great race of fancy or judgment. --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     Syn: Lineage; line; family; house; breed; offspring; progeny;
          issue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Race \Race\, v. t.
     1. To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as,
        to race horses.
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     2. To run a race with.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Race \Race\, n. [OE. ras, res, rees, AS. r[=ae]s a rush,
     running; akin to Icel. r[=a]s course, race. [root]118.]
     1. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
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     2. Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
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              The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of
              any beasts.                           --Bacon.
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     3. 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.
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              The race is not to the swift.         --Eccl. ix.
                                                    11.
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              I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race. --Pope.
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     4. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged;
        hence, career; course of life.
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              My race of glory run, and race of shame. --Milton.
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     5. 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.
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     6. The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the
        channel in which it flows; a mill race.
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     Note: The part of the channel above the wheel is sometimes
           called the headrace, the part below, the tailrace.
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     7. (Mach.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven
        back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
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     Race cloth, a cloth worn by horses in racing, having
        pockets to hold the weights prescribed.
  
     Race course.
        (a) The path, generally circular or elliptical, over which
            a race is run.
        (b) Same as Race way, below.
  
     Race cup, a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race.
        
  
     Race glass, a kind of field glass.
  
     Race horse.
        (a) A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a
            horse bred or kept for running races.
        (b) A breed of horses remarkable for swiftness in running.
        (c) (Zool.) The steamer duck.
        (d) (Zool.) A mantis.
  
     Race knife, a cutting tool with a blade that is hooked at
        the point, for marking outlines, on boards or metals, as
        by a pattern, -- used in shipbuilding.
  
     Race saddle, a light saddle used in racing.
  
     Race track. Same as Race course
        (a), above.
  
     Race way, the canal for the current that drives a water
        wheel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consolation game \Con`so*la"tion game\, match \match\, pot
  \pot\, race \race\, etc.
     A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of
     contests.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  race
      n 1: any competition; "the race for the presidency"
      2: a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
      3: 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"
      4: (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species;
         usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation
         within a species [syn: subspecies, race]
      5: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft
         propeller [syn: slipstream, airstream, race,
         backwash, wash]
      6: a canal for a current of water [syn: raceway, race]
      v 1: move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests";
           "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot,
           hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush
           along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along,
           step on it] [ant: dawdle, linger]
      2: compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year";
         "let's race and see who gets there first" [syn: race,
         run]
      3: to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in
         competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for
         AIDS"
      4: cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist
         raced the rats through a long maze" [syn: race, rush]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  382 Moby Thesaurus words for "race":
     Le Mans, accelerate, adolescent stream, affiliation, affluence,
     afflux, affluxion, air race, animal kingdom, apparentation,
     aqueduct, arroyo, automobile race, beck, bed, bicycle race, birth,
     blood, bloodline, boat race, boat-race, boil, bolt, bourn, bout,
     bracket, braided stream, branch, brand, breed, brood, brook,
     brooklet, bundle, burn, burst, burst of speed, bustle, canal,
     canter, career, cast, caste, category, channel, character, charge,
     chase, chute, clan, class, color, common ancestry, community,
     compete with, competition, concourse, confluence, conflux,
     consanguinity, contention, contest, contest of speed, course,
     crack on, creek, creek bed, crick, cross-country race,
     crosscurrent, culture, culvert, current, dart, dash, dash off,
     dash on, dead run, decathlon, defluxion, deme, denomination, derby,
     derivation, descent, description, designation, direct line,
     distaff side, division, dog race, dogtrot, donga, double-header,
     double-time, doubles, downflow, downpour, drag race, drift,
     driftage, drive, dry bed, endurance race, estate, ethnic group,
     event, extraction, family, feather, female line, festinate,
     filiation, flank speed, flat-out speed, fling, flow, flowing,
     flowing stream, fluency, flume, flurry, flutter, fluviation, flux,
     fly, folk, footrace, forced draft, form, foursome, fresh, freshet,
     full gallop, gain ground, gallop, game, games of chance, genre,
     gens, genus, get going, get moving, gill, go, grade, grain, group,
     grouping, gulch, gully, gullyhole, gush, hand gallop, hare, haste,
     hasten, head, heading, headlong rush, headrace, heat,
     heavy right foot, helter-skelter, hie, high lope, hop to it,
     horse-race, house, hump, hump it, hurdle race, hurry, hurry on,
     hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurtle, hustle, ilk, inflow,
     irrigation ditch, jog trot, kidney, kill, kin, kind, kindred,
     label, lap, lash, lazy stream, leap, level, line, line of descent,
     lineage, lope, lose no time, lot, make, make haste, male line,
     manner, marathon, marathon race, mark, match, match race,
     matriclan, maximum speed, meandering stream, meet, midchannel,
     midstream, mill run, millrace, millstream, mold, motorcycle race,
     move quickly, moving road, nation, nationality, nature,
     navigable river, nullah, number, obstacle race, onrush,
     onward course, open the throttle, open throttle, order, outflow,
     patriclan, pentathlon, people, persuasion, phratry, phyle, phylum,
     pick up speed, pigeonhole, plant kingdom, play, play-off, plunge,
     position, post, potato race, predicament, press on, push on,
     put on, put on steam, quicken, race with, racecourse,
     racing stream, rally, rank, rating, regatta, relay, relay race,
     rev, rip, rivalry, river, river bed, riverway, rivulet, road race,
     rubric, run, run a race, rundle, runlet, runnel, runoff, rush,
     rush through, sack race, scamper, scoot, scour, scramble, scud,
     scurry, scuttle, section, seed, sept, set, shape, shoot, side,
     sike, singles, skedaddle, sluice, society, sort, spate, spear side,
     species, speech community, speed, speed up, speedway race,
     spill stream, spillbox, spillway, spindle side, sport, sprint,
     sprint race, spurt, stamp, station, status, stem, step lively,
     step on it, step up, stirps, stock, stock-car race, strain,
     stratum, stream, stream action, stream bed, streamlet, streamway,
     stripe, style, subdivision, subgroup, suborder, subterranean river,
     succession, surge, swash, swash channel, sword side, tailrace,
     tear, the like of, the likes of, the turf, three-legged race,
     threesome, tide, title, torch race, totem, track, track race,
     trend, tribe, trot, twosome, type, undercurrent, undertow, variety,
     wadi, walk, water carrier, water channel, water flow, water furrow,
     water gap, water gate, watercourse, waterway, waterworks,
     wide-open speed, yacht race, zip
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RACE
         Research and technology development in Advanced Communications
  technologies in Europe (Europe, predecessor, CORDIS)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RACE
         Rowbased ASCII Compatible Encoding (ASCII, Internet,
  VeriSign/NSI)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  RACE
  
      Requirements Acquisition and
     Controlled Evolution.
  
     (1995-11-21)
  

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