Definition of racing in English:

racing

noun

mass noun
short for horse racing
  • ‘Turf racing is scheduled to run through the third week of November and may go longer, weather permitting.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘Redevelopment of the site will result in the end of live racing there, a feature of the fair since 1951.’
  • ‘There's a long heritage of racing in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.’
  • ‘He also was charged with giving misleading evidence to stewards and bringing racing into disrepute.’
  • ‘Additionally, they say that racing should be taxed as an ordinary business.’
  • ‘In the last six months, the landscape of Washington racing has changed dramatically.’
  • ‘His feeling for the track and racing came through very clearly, but again it was understated.’
  • ‘Nowhere is variety more the spice of life than when it comes to British racing, much to the envy of everyone else.’
  • ‘The event remains the only occasion in British racing where every horse taking part wins prize money.’
  • ‘The Downs has not conducted live racing since 1997 and shut down the following season due to financial trouble.’
  • ‘A snowstorm wiped out live racing at five tracks in the Eastern United States on Sunday.’
  • ‘The decision to resume both live racing and simulcasting will be made as soon as power is restored to the Miami track.’
  • ‘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 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.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘Britain's first new racecourse for 60 years is odds-on to showcase top-flight racing.’

adjective

  • 1Moving swiftly.

    ‘he controlled his racing thoughts’
    • ‘Just as I was leaving, the rain stopped and for a brief time the sun emerged from behind the racing clouds.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2(of a person) following horse racing.

    ‘Kevin was not a racing man’
    • ‘Many racing people are already feeling the pinch and any new ban would cause very serious difficulties for the industry.’
    • ‘There were a lot of racing people present and it had many of the regulars scratching their heads.’
    • ‘An interesting phenomenon of the book was the relative absence of criticism of its flaws by racing people.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 group are big racing fans and visit the tracks around the country.’
    • ‘But nothing stirs the blood of racing folk quite like a grey at full throttle.’
    • ‘The Minister is a racing fan and he is obviously anxious to look after those involved in the sport.’

Pronunciation

racing

/ˈreɪsɪŋ/