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Race has many meanings in English. It can mean:

  • To go very fast – he raced to the store
  • A competition between people - the race for the US presidency
  • Racing, a competition about speed – the Tour de France is an important bicycle race
  • Race (biology), a group smaller than a species. Members of different races can have sex and make babies, but they are separate (usually because they live in different places) - a large race of birds lives on this island
  • Race (sociology), subdivision of the human species based on distinguishing physical characteristics that are passed on to succeeding generations.
  • Race (anthropology) groups humans are often divided into based on physical traits often common among shared ancestry.
  • The human race means all people - the human race is destroying the environment