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    Definition:
    Race - (v. t.) To raze.
    Race - (n.) A root.
    Race - (n.) 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.
    Race - (n.) Company; herd; breed.
    Race - (n.) A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
    Race - (n.) 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.
    Race - (n.) Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
    Race - (n.) A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
    Race - (n.) Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
    Race - (n.) 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.
    Race - (n.) Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
    Race - (n.) 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 Alderney.
    Race - (n.) The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
    Race - (n.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
    Race - (v. i.) To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
    Race - (v. i.) 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.
    Race - (v. t.) To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
    Race - (v. t.) To run a race with.
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    Aggrace - (v. t.) To favor; to grace.
    Aggrace - (n.) Grace; favor.
    Agrace - (n. & v.) See Aggrace.
    Anthracene - (n.) A solid hydrocarbon, C6H4.C2H2.C6H4, which accompanies naphthalene in the last stages of the distillation of coal tar. Its chief use is in the artificial production of alizarin.
    Arace - (v. t.) To tear up by the roots; to draw away.
    Araceous - (a.) Of or pertaining to an order of plants, of which the genus Arum is the type.
    Bongrace - (n.) A projecting bonnet or shade to protect the complexion; also, a wide-brimmed hat.
    Bowgrace - (n.) A frame or fender of rope or junk, laid out at the sides or bows of a vessel to secure it from injury by floating ice.
    Brace - (n.) That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
    Brace - (n.) A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
    Brace - (n.) The state of being braced or tight; tension.
    Brace - (n.) A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
    Brace - (n.) A vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
    Brace - (n.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
    Brace - (n.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
    Brace - (n.) A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
    Brace - (n.) Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
    Brace - (n.) Harness; warlike preparation.
    Brace - (n.) Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
    Brace - (n.) The mouth of a shaft.
    Braced - (imp. & p. p.) of Brace
    Brace - (v. t.) To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
    Brace - (v. t.) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
    Brace - (v. t.) To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
    Brace - (v. t.) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
    Brace - (v. t.) To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.
    Brace - (v. i.) To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up.
    Bracelet - (n.) An ornamental band or ring, for the wrist or the arm; in modern times, an ornament encircling the wrist, worn by women or girls.
    Bracelet - (n.) A piece of defensive armor for the arm.
    Bracer - (n.) That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.
    Bracer - (n.) A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string; also, a brassart.
    Bracer - (n.) A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.
    Butyraceous - (a.) Having the qualities of butter; resembling butter.
    Camphoraceous - (a.) Of the nature of camphor; containing camphor.
    Ceraceous - (a.) Having the texture and color of new wax; like wax; waxy.
    Cichoraceous - (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a suborder of composite plants of which the chicory (Cichorium) is the type.
    Cineraceous - (a.) Like ashes; ash-colored; cinereous.
    Corporace - (n.) See Corporas.
    Counter brace - () The brace of the fore-topsail on the leeward side of a vessel.
    Counter brace - () A brace, in a framed structure, which resists a strain of a character opposite to that which a main brace is designed to receive.
    Counterbrace - (v. t.) To brace in opposite directions; as, to counterbrace the yards, i. e., to brace the head yards one way and the after yards another.
    Counterbrace - (v. t.) To brace in such a way that opposite strains are resisted; to apply counter braces to.
    Cylindraceous - (a.) Cylindrical, or approaching a cylindrical form.
    Cyperaceous - (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a large family of plants of which the sedge is the type.
    Disgrace - (n.) The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
    Disgrace - (n.) The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
    Disgrace - (n.) That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
    Disgrace - (n.) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
    Disgraced - (imp. & p. p.) of Disgrace
    Disgrace - (n.) To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor.
    Disgrace - (n.) To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation.
    Disgrace - (n.) To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.
    Disgraceful - (a.) Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man.
    Disgracer - (n.) One who disgraces.
    Embrace - (v. t.) To fasten on, as armor.
    Embraced - (imp. & p. p.) of Embrace
    Embrace - (n.) To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
    Embrace - (n.) To cling to; to cherish; to love.
    Embrace - (n.) To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
    Embrace - (n.) To encircle; to encompass; to inclose.
    Embrace - (n.) To include as parts of a whole; to comprehend; to take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
    Embrace - (n.) To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
    Embrace - (n.) To attempt to influence corruptly, as a jury or court.
    Embrace - (v. i.) To join in an embrace.
    Embrace - (n.) Intimate or close encircling with the arms; pressure to the bosom; clasp; hug.
    Embracement - (n.) A clasp in the arms; embrace.
    Embracement - (n.) State of being contained; inclosure.
    Embracement - (n.) Willing acceptance.
    Embraceor - (n.) One guilty of embracery.
    Embracer - (n.) One who embraces.
    Embracery - (n.) An attempt to influence a court, jury, etc., corruptly, by promises, entreaties, money, entertainments, threats, or other improper inducements.
    Enrace - (v. t.) To enroot; to implant.
    Forebrace - (n.) A rope applied to the fore yardarm, to change the position of the foresail.
    Furfuraceous - (a.) Made of bran; like bran; scurfy.
    Grace - (n.) The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
    Grace - (n.) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
    Grace - (n.) The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
    Grace - (n.) The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
    Grace - (n.) Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
    Grace - (n.) Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
    Grace - (n.) Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
    Grace - (n.) Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
    Grace - (n.) The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
    Grace - (n.) Thanks.
    Grace - (n.) A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
    Grace - (n.) Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.
    Grace - (n.) An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
    Grace - (n.) A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
    Graced - (imp. & p. p.) of Grace
    Grace - (v. t.) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
    Grace - (v. t.) To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
    Grace - (v. t.) To supply with heavenly grace.
    Grace - (v. t.) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
    Graced - (a.) Endowed with grace; beautiful; full of graces; honorable.
    Graceful - (a.) Displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant; easy; agreeable in appearance; as, a graceful walk, deportment, speaker, air, act, speech.
    Graceless - (a.) Wanting in grace or excellence; departed from, or deprived of, divine grace; hence, depraved; corrupt.
    Graceless - (a.) Unfortunate. Cf. Grace, n., 4.
    Headrace - (n.) See Race, a water course.
    Hederaceous - (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, ivy.
    Imbracery - (n.) Embracery.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Race - n. 1 contest of speed between runners, horses, vehicles, ships, etc. 2 (in pl.) Series of these for horses, dogs, etc., at a fixed time on a regular course. 3 contest between persons to be first to achieve something. 4 a strong current in the sea or a river. B channel (mill-race). v. (-cing) 1 take part in a race. 2 have a race with. 3 try to surpass in speed. 4 (foll. By with) compete in speed with. 5 cause to race. 6 a go at full or excessive speed. B cause to do this. 7 (usu. As racing adj.) Follow or take part in horse-racing (a racing man). [old norse]
    Race - n. 1 each of the major divisions of humankind, each having distinct physical characteristics. 2 fact or concept of division into races. 3 genus, species, breed, or variety of animals or plants. 4 group of persons, animals, or plants connected by common descent. 5 any great division of living creatures (the human race). [italian razza]
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    Airs and graces - n.pl. Affected manner.
    Arms race - n. Competitive accumulation of weapons by nations.
    Brace - n. 1 device that clamps or fastens tightly. 2 timber etc. Strengthening a framework. 3 (in pl.) Straps supporting trousers from the shoulders. 4 wire device for straightening the teeth. 5 (pl. Same) pair (esp. Of game). 6 rope for trimming a sail. 7 connecting mark { or } in printing. v. (-cing) 1 make steady by supporting. 2 fasten tightly to make firm. 3 (esp. As bracing adj.) Invigorate, refresh. 4 (often refl.) Prepare for a difficulty, shock, etc. [latin bracchia arms]
    Brace and bit - n. Revolving tool for boring, with a d-shaped central handle.
    Bracelet - n. 1 ornamental band or chain worn on the wrist or arm. 2 slang handcuff.
    Contraception - n. Prevention of pregnancy; use of contraceptives. [from *contra-, *conception]
    Contraceptive - adj. Preventing pregnancy. n. Contraceptive device or drug.
    Coup de grce - n. Finishing stroke. [french]
    Disgrace - n. 1 shame; ignominy. 2 shameful or very bad person or thing (bus service is a disgrace). v. (-cing) 1 bring shame or discredit on. 2 dismiss from a position of honour or favour. in disgrace out of favour. [latin: related to *dis-, *grace]
    Disgraceful - adj. Shameful; causing disgrace. disgracefully adv.
    Embrace - v. (-cing) 1 a hold closely in the arms. B (absol., of two people) embrace each other. 2 clasp, enclose. 3 accept eagerly (an offer etc.). 4 adopt (a cause, idea, etc.). 5 include, comprise. 6 take in with the eye or mind. n. Act of embracing, clasp. embraceable adj. [latin: related to *brace]
    Flat race - n. Horse race without jumps, over level ground. flat racing n.
    Grace - n. 1 attractiveness, esp. In elegance of proportion or manner or movement. 2 courteous good will (had the grace to apologize). 3 attractive feature; accomplishment (social graces). 4 a (in christian belief) the unmerited favour of god. B state of receiving this. 5 goodwill, favour. 6 delay granted as a favour (a year's grace). 7 short thanksgiving before or after a meal. 8 (grace) (in greek mythology) each of three beautiful sister goddesses, bestowers of beauty and charm. 9 (grace) (prec. By his, her, your) forms of description or address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop. v. (-cing) (often foll. By with) add grace to; confer honour on (graced us with his presence). with good (or bad) grace as if willingly (or reluctantly). [latin gratia]
    Graceful - adj. Having or showing grace or elegance. gracefully adv. Gracefulness n.
    Graceless - adj. Lacking grace, elegance, or charm.
    Grace-note - n. Mus. Extra note as an embellishment.
    Horse-race - n. Race between horses with riders. horse-racing n.
    Main brace - n. Brace attached to the main yard.
    Mill-race - n. Current of water that drives a mill-wheel.
    One-horse race - n. Contest in which one competitor is far superior to all the others.
    Paracetamol - n. 1 drug used to relieve pain and reduce fever. 2 tablet of this. [from para-acetylaminophenol]
    Racecourse - n. Ground for horse-racing.
    Racegoer - n. Person who frequents horse-races.
    Racehorse - n. Horse bred or kept for racing.
    Raceme - n. Flower cluster with separate flowers attached by short stalks at equal distances along the stem. [latin racemus grape-bunch]
    Race meeting - n. Sequence of horse-races at one place.
    Race relations - n.pl. Relations between members of different races in the same country.
    Race riot - n. Outbreak of violence due to racial antagonism.
    Racetrack - n. 1 = *racecourse. 2 track for motor racing.
    Rat race - n. Colloq. Fiercely competitive struggle for position, power, etc.
    Relay race - n. Race between teams of which each member in turn covers part of the distance.
    Retrace - v. (-cing) 1 go back over (one's steps etc.). 2 trace back to a source or beginning. 3 recall the course of (a thing) in one's memory.
    Saracen - n. Hist. Arab or muslim at the time of the crusades. [greek sarakenos]
    Saving grace - n. Redeeming quality.
    Terrace - n. 1 flat area made on a slope for cultivation. 2 level paved area next to a house. 3 row of houses built in one block of uniform style. 4 tiered standing accommodation for spectators at a sports ground. v. (-cing) form into or provide with a terrace or terraces. [latin terra earth]
    Terrace house - n. (also terraced house) house in a terrace.
    Three-legged race - n. Running-race between pairs, one member of each pair having the left leg tied to the right leg of the other.
    Trace - v. (-cing) 1 a observe or find vestiges or signs of by investigation. B (often foll. By along, through, to, etc.) Follow or mark the track or position of. C (often foll. By back) follow to its origins. 2 copy (a drawing etc.) By drawing over its lines on superimposed translucent paper. 3 (often foll. By out) mark out, delineate, sketch, or write, esp. Laboriously. 4 make one's way along (a path etc.). n. 1 a indication of something having existed; vestige. B very small quantity. 2 track or footprint. 3 track left by the moving pen of an instrument etc. traceable adj. [latin traho draw]
    Trace - n. Each of the two side-straps, chains, or ropes by which a horse draws a vehicle. kick over the traces become insubordinate or reckless. [french trais, pl. Of *trait]
    Trace element - n. Chemical element required only in minute amounts by living organisms for normal growth.
    Tracer - n. 1 bullet etc. That is visible in flight because of flames etc. Emitted. 2 artificial radioactive isotope which can be followed through the body by the radiation it produces.
    Tracery - n. (pl. -ies) 1 ornamental stone openwork, esp. In the upper part of a gothic window. 2 fine decorative pattern.
    Ungraceful - adj. Lacking grace or elegance. ungracefully adv.
    Untraceable - adj. That cannot be traced.

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