Webster 1913 Edition
A root.“A race or two of ginger.”
ginger in the root, or not pulverized.
race; cf. Pr. & Sp.
razza; all from OHG.
reizaline, akin to E.
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.
Whence the long
raceof Alban fathers come.
☞ Naturalists and ethnographers divide mankind into several distinct varieties, or races. Cuvier refers them all to three, Pritchard enumerates seven, Agassiz eight, Pickering describes eleven. One of the common classifications is that of Blumenbach, who makes five races: the Caucasian, or white race, to which belong the greater part of the European nations and those of Western Asia; the Mongolian, or yellow race, occupying Tartary, China, Japan, etc.; the Ethiopian, or negro race, occupying most of Africa (except the north), Australia, Papua, and other Pacific Islands; the American, or red race, comprising the Indians of North and South America; and the Malayan, or brown race, which occupies the islands of the Indian Archipelago, etc. Many recent writers classify the Malay and American races as branches of the Mongolian. See Illustration in Appendix.
Company; herd; breed.
For do but note a wild and wanton herd,
Fetching mad bounds.
raceof youthful and unhandled colts,
Fetching mad bounds.
A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
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.“A race of heaven.”
Is it [the wine] of the right
Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
And now I give my sensual
Some . . . great
raceof fancy or judgment.
Sir W. Temple.
Syn. – Lineage; line; family; house; breed; offspring; progeny; issue.
rǣsa rush, running; akin to Icel.
rāscourse, race. √118.]
A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
The flight of many birds is swifter than the
raceof any beasts.
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.
raceis not to the swift.
Eccl. ix. 11.
I wield the gauntlet, and I run the
Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
raceof glory run, and
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
The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
☞ The part of the channel above the wheel is sometimes called the headrace, the part below, the tailrace.
A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
a cloth worn by horses in racing, having pockets to hold the weights prescribed.–
The path, generally circular or elliptical, over which a race is run.
Race way, below.
a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race.–
a kind of field glass.–
A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a horse bred or kept for running races.
A breed of horses remarkable for swiftness in running.
The steamer duck.
a cutting tool with a blade that is hooked at the point, for marking outlines, on boards or metals, as by a pattern, – used in shipbuilding.–
a light saddle used in racing.–
the canal for the current that drives a water wheel.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To run swiftly; to contend in a race;
as, the animals
racedover the ground; the ships
racedfrom 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 cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed;
To run a race with.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The lineage of a family, or continued series of descendants from a parent who is called the stock. A race is the series of descendants indefinitely. Thus all mankind are called the race of Adam; the Israelites are of the race of Abraham and Jacob. Thus we speak of a race of kings, the race of Clovis or Charlemagne; a race of nobles, &c.
Hence the long race of Alban fathers come.
2.A generation; a family of descendants. A race of youthful and unhandled colts.
3.A particular breed; as a race of mules; a race of horses; a race of sheep.
Of such a race no matter who is king.
4.A root; as race-ginger, ginger in the root or not pulverized.
5.A particular strength or taste of wine; a kind of tartness.
1.A running; a rapid course or motion, either on the feet, on horseback or in a carriage, &c.; particularly, a contest in running; a running in competition for a prize.
The race was one of the exercises of the Grecian games.
I wield the gauntlet and I run the race.
2.Any sunning with speed.
The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of any beast.
3.A progress; a course; a movement or progression of any kind.
My race of glory run.
Let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
4.Course; train; process; as the prosecution and race of the war. [Not now used.]
5.A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; as a mill-race.
6.By way of distinction, a contest in the running of horses; generally in the plural. The races commence in October.