Synonyms of race


1. race, contest, competition

usage: any competition; "the race for the presidency"

2. race, contest, competition

usage: a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"

3. race, group, grouping

usage: 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. subspecies, race, taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon

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

5. slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash, flow

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

6. raceway, race, canal

usage: a canal for a current of water


1. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"

2. race, run, compete, vie, contend

usage: compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"

3. race, act, move

usage: to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; "We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"

4. race, rush, move, displace

usage: cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"

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Definition and meaning of race (Dictionary)