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1. 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. The whole race of mankind. (Shak) Whence the long race of alban fathers come. (Dryden)

naturalists and ehnographers 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.

2. Company; herd; breed. For do but note a wild and wanton herd, Or race of youthful and unhandled colts, Fetching mad bounds. (Shak).

3. (Science: botany) A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.

4. 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 race ? (Massinqer)

5. Hence, characteristic quality or disposition. And now I give my sensual race the rein. (Shak) Some . . . Great race of fancy or judgment. (Sir W. Temple)

Synonym: lineage, line, family, house, breed, offspring, progeny, issue.

Origin: F. Race; cf. Pr. & Sp. Raza, It. Razza; all from OHG. Reiza line, akin to E. Write. See Write.

1. A progress; a course; a movement or progression.

2. Esp, swift progress; rapid course; a running. The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of any beasts. (bacon)

3. 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. The race is not to the swift. (Eccl. Ix. 11) I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race. (pope)

4. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life. My race of glory run, and race of shame. (milton)

5. 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.

6. 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.

Origin: OE. Ras, res, rees, AS. Raes a rush, running; akin to Icel. Ras course, race.


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... is someone with a closed mind. I repeat-open mind. We all descended from the same line, then changed over the Eons, into different "races" because of geographic isolation. Yeah. So what? Btw, it's obvious your "doctorate" is neither in anthropology nor genetics. You ...

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... your own IQ and past experiences. I repeat-open mind. We all descended from the same line, then changed over the Eons, into different "races" because of geographic isolation. Humans are just one example. Just look at the geographic distribution of other native animals, even virus, ...

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... change the average IQ of American blacks. I, personally have a 25-30 point IQ over the average American black, but that has nothing to do with any races average IQ, and certainly, some blacks are more inteligent than I am. That does not affect any races average IQ. You cannot be so silly as to ...

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