Definition of racing in English:

racing

noun

  • 1

    short for horse racing
    • ‘He also was charged with giving misleading evidence to stewards and bringing racing into disrepute.’
    • ‘For maximum excitement and variety a mixed card of flat, hurdle and steeplechase racing has been organised.’
    • ‘Britain's first new racecourse for 60 years is odds-on to showcase top-flight racing.’
    • ‘A snowstorm wiped out live racing at five tracks in the Eastern United States on Sunday.’
    • ‘Live racing was scheduled to return with five-race turf-only cards on Sunday and Monday.’
    • ‘Redevelopment of the site will result in the end of live racing there, a feature of the fair since 1951.’
    • ‘Turf racing is scheduled to run through the third week of November and may go longer, weather permitting.’
    • ‘Jump racing is one of the most dangerous sports that exist and all sorts of drama and injury lurk around the corner.’
    • ‘He denied any allegation of race fixing but is due to face a Jockey Club charge of bringing racing into disrepute next month, which he denies.’
    • ‘While there is no doubt that racing will be the focus of the day, racecourse chiefs have lots in store to keep the younger members of the family amused.’
    • ‘Nowhere is variety more the spice of life than when it comes to British racing, much to the envy of everyone else.’
    • ‘Additionally, they say that racing should be taxed as an ordinary business.’
    • ‘The decision to resume both live racing and simulcasting will be made as soon as power is restored to the Miami track.’
    • ‘His feeling for the track and racing came through very clearly, but again it was understated.’
    • ‘The Downs has not conducted live racing since 1997 and shut down the following season due to financial trouble.’
    • ‘He was a keen amateur jockey and horse breeder who used his time as chairman of the Australian Jockey Club to revise the rules of racing - revisions that were later adopted nationally.’
    • ‘The event remains the only occasion in British racing where every horse taking part wins prize money.’
    • ‘Live racing is scheduled to resume at both facilities on Saturday.’
    • ‘In the last six months, the landscape of Washington racing has changed dramatically.’
    • ‘There's a long heritage of racing in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.’
    1. 1.1 Any sport that involves competing in races.
      ‘bicycle racing’
      ‘yacht racing’
      • ‘Sulky racing normally involves one human and one horse’
      • ‘The sport of pigeon racing is built around a central mystery: the strange homing instinct of the pigeon.’
      • ‘I've lost movement in my left shoulder; physically I'm not up to competitive racing.’
      • ‘By nature, automobile racing is the most technological of sports.’
      • ‘There are soccer and basketball teams, and camel racing is a popular spectator sport.’
      • ‘Dirt bike racing is a contact sport that can take away lives thus extra protection and precaution must be taken into consideration.’
      • ‘But he finally made the decision to end 20 years of high-level competitive racing after a race in Peterborough.’
      • ‘Yacht racing has been described as a hole in the ocean you throw money into!’
      • ‘On the competitive side of racing, no other current driver has three Winston Cup trophies.’
      • ‘American Le Mans Series sports car racing is not the only competition on the track.’
      • ‘Rally racing has been a sports phenomenon that has gripped the Europeans, but not North Americans.’
      • ‘Dragon boat racing is a Chinese sport that has its origins about 2400 years ago.’
      • ‘The track at millennium park provides the ideal opportunity for those interested in stepping into competitive racing.’
      • ‘Even the yacht racing will be within the urban area, clearly visible from a myriad Sydney Harbour hills and vantage points: both firsts for an Olympiad.’
      • ‘Around 45 percent of competitive kart racing is done by youths.’
      • ‘Luck influences the outcome of an event in auto racing more than in any other sport.’

adjective

  • 1Moving swiftly.

    ‘he controlled his racing thoughts’
    • ‘The wind was howling through the trees, the sky was overcast with heavy racing clouds, and one or two large drops of rain proclaimed the approach of a storm.’
    • ‘Just as I was leaving, the rain stopped and for a brief time the sun emerged from behind the racing clouds.’
  • 2(of a person) following horse racing.

    ‘Kevin was not a racing man’
    • ‘A string of high-profile racing personalities were also taken into custody.’
    • ‘But nothing stirs the blood of racing folk quite like a grey at full throttle.’
    • ‘And the entertainment continued well after racing for the day came to a halt with live music enticing racing fans to stay just a little longer.’
    • ‘At the very least, the racing woman has to think about the weather - and dress accordingly.’
    • ‘The group are big racing fans and visit the tracks around the country.’
    • ‘The racing heroes he refers to are few and far between compared to the hundreds of soccer stars being hero-worshipped up and down the country.’
    • ‘The Minister is a racing fan and he is obviously anxious to look after those involved in the sport.’
    • ‘An interesting phenomenon of the book was the relative absence of criticism of its flaws by racing people.’
    • ‘The racing crowds had been in earlier - good for takings but very trying on the patience, apparently - and he seemed glad for a bit of a lock in.’
    • ‘I'm not a racing man myself, but the pubs stay open till 2.30, so who's complaining?’
    • ‘But officials from Ascot who run the Royal meeting have stressed to their York hosts they want to give as many racing fans as possible the chance to buy tickets.’
    • ‘There were a lot of racing people present and it had many of the regulars scratching their heads.’
    • ‘Many racing people are already feeling the pinch and any new ban would cause very serious difficulties for the industry.’
    • ‘Last Thursday, I met a couple of racing fans who told me that for the first time ever, they were going to both days of the Scottish Grand National meeting.’

Pronunciation:

racing

/ˈrāsiNG/