- A root.
- 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.
- Company; herd; breed.
- A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated
- 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.
- Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
- A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
- Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
- 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.
- Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged;
hence, career; course of life.
- 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
- The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel
in which it flows; a mill race.
- A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and
forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc. - To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals
raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
- 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. - To raze.
- To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as,
to race horses.
- To run a race with.