Synonyms for race

Synonyms for (noun) race

Synonyms: race, raceway

Definition: a canal for a current of water

Similar words: canal

Definition: long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation


Synonyms: race

Definition: a contest of speed

Usage: the race is to the swift

Similar words: competition, contest

Definition: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants


Synonyms: race

Definition: any competition

Usage: the race for the presidency

Similar words: competition, contest

Definition: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants


Synonyms: race

Definition: people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock

Usage: some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings

Similar words: group, grouping

Definition: any number of entities (members) considered as a unit


Synonyms: race, subspecies

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

Similar words: taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Definition: animal or plant group having natural relations


Synonyms: airstream, backwash, wash, race, slipstream

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

Similar words: flow

Definition: any uninterrupted stream or discharge

Synonyms for (verb) race

Synonyms: race, run

Definition: compete in a race

Usage: he is running the Marathon this year; let's race and see who gets there first

Similar words: contend, vie, compete

Definition: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others


Synonyms: hasten, hotfoot, hie, cannonball along, bucket along, pelt along, belt along, step on it, race, speed, rush, rush along

Definition: move fast

Usage: He rushed down the hall to receive his guests; The cars raced down the street

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: rush, race

Definition: cause to move fast or to rush or race

Usage: The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: race

Definition: to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others

Usage: We are racing to find a cure for AIDS

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel