Definition of racing in English:



  • 1

    short for horse racing
    • ‘In the last six months, the landscape of Washington racing has changed dramatically.’
    • ‘Redevelopment of the site will result in the end of live racing there, a feature of the fair since 1951.’
    • ‘A snowstorm wiped out live racing at five tracks in the Eastern United States on Sunday.’
    • ‘There's a long heritage of racing in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.’
    • ‘Live racing is scheduled to resume at both facilities on Saturday.’
    • ‘Live racing was scheduled to return with five-race turf-only cards on Sunday and Monday.’
    • ‘The event remains the only occasion in British racing where every horse taking part wins prize money.’
    • ‘The decision to resume both live racing and simulcasting will be made as soon as power is restored to the Miami track.’
    • ‘Britain's first new racecourse for 60 years is odds-on to showcase top-flight racing.’
    • ‘Additionally, they say that racing should be taxed as an ordinary business.’
    • ‘For maximum excitement and variety a mixed card of flat, hurdle and steeplechase racing has been organised.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Turf racing is scheduled to run through the third week of November and may go longer, weather permitting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His feeling for the track and racing came through very clearly, but again it was understated.’
    • ‘He also was charged with giving misleading evidence to stewards and bringing racing into disrepute.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1Any sport that involves competing in races.
      ‘bicycle racing’
      ‘yacht racing’
      • ‘Dragon boat racing is a Chinese sport that has its origins about 2400 years ago.’
      • ‘Rally racing has been a sports phenomenon that has gripped the Europeans, but not North Americans.’
      • ‘Yacht racing has been described as a hole in the ocean you throw money into!’
      • ‘American Le Mans Series sports car racing is not the only competition on the track.’
      • ‘But he finally made the decision to end 20 years of high-level competitive racing after a race in Peterborough.’
      • ‘Around 45 percent of competitive kart racing is done by youths.’
      • ‘The sport of pigeon racing is built around a central mystery: the strange homing instinct of the pigeon.’
      • ‘Sulky racing normally involves one human and one horse’
      • ‘Luck influences the outcome of an event in auto racing more than in any other sport.’
      • ‘The track at millennium park provides the ideal opportunity for those interested in stepping into competitive racing.’
      • ‘On the competitive side of racing, no other current driver has three Winston Cup trophies.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I've lost movement in my left shoulder; physically I'm not up to 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.’


  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An interesting phenomenon of the book was the relative absence of criticism of its flaws by racing people.’
    • ‘The group are big racing fans and visit the tracks around the country.’
    • ‘There were a lot of racing people present and it had many of the regulars scratching their heads.’
    • ‘I'm not a racing man myself, but the pubs stay open till 2.30, so who's complaining?’
    • ‘At the very least, the racing woman has to think about the weather - and dress accordingly.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many racing people are already feeling the pinch and any new ban would cause very serious difficulties for the industry.’
    • ‘The Minister is a racing fan and he is obviously anxious to look after those involved in the sport.’
    • ‘But nothing stirs the blood of racing folk quite like a grey at full throttle.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A string of high-profile racing personalities were also taken into custody.’
    • ‘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.’