the sport of engaging in contests of speed
"the race for the presidency"
a contest of speed
"the race is to the swift"
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"
subspecies, race (noun)
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash (noun)
the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
raceway, race (verb)
a canal for a current of water
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it (verb)
"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
race, run (verb)
compete in a race
"he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
"We are racing to find a cure for AIDS"
race, rush (verb)
cause to move fast or to rush or race
"The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"
rally, mass meeting (noun)
a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
rally, rallying (noun)
the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
"he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning"; "he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"
a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
an automobile race run over public roads
rally, exchange (verb)
(sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
"after a short rally Connors won the point"
beat up, drum up, rally (verb)
"drum up support"
call up, mobilize, mobilise, rally (verb)
call to arms; of military personnel
muster, rally, summon, come up, muster up (verb)
gather or bring together
"muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
rally, rebound (verb)
return to a former condition
"The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"
tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride (verb)
harass with persistent criticism or carping
"The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
scamper, scramble, scurry (verb)
rushing about hastily in an undignified way
scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle (verb)
to move about or proceed hurriedly
"so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"