- 1. noun /reɪs/
The Anglo-Saxon raceb) A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common, genetically linked, physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.
Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.2. verb /reɪs/
As soon as it was time to go home, he raced for the door.b) To move or drive at high speed.
Her heart was racing as she peered into the dimly lit room.