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Definitions for Racine
rəˈsin, ræ- for 1 ; rəˈsin, reɪ- for 2 ; ʒɑ̃racine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Racine, Jean Racine, Jean Baptiste Racinenoun

    French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699)

  2. Racinenoun

    a city in southeastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan to the south of Milwaukee


  1. racine

    Jean-Baptiste Racine ( rass-EEN, US also rə-SEEN) (French: [ʒɑ̃ batist ʁasin]; 22 December 1639 – 21 April 1699) was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, along with Molière and Corneille as well as an important literary figure in the Western tradition and world literature. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such "examples of neoclassical perfection" as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie. He did write one comedy, Les Plaideurs, and a muted tragedy, Esther for the young. Racine's plays displayed his mastery of the dodecasyllabic (12 syllable) French alexandrine. His writing is renowned for its elegance, purity, speed, and fury, and for what American poet Robert Lowell described as a "diamond-edge", and the "glory of its hard, electric rage". Racine's dramaturgy is marked by his psychological insight, the prevailing passion of his characters, and the nakedness of both plot and stage.


  1. racine

    "Racine" is a French word that translates to "root" in English. It can refer to several things: 1. In botany, it denotes the part of a plant that typically lies below the surface of the soil and absorbs water and nutrients. 2. In mathematics, "racine" refers to the root of a number. 3. Racine can also represent cities or towns in the United States, popularly Racine city in Wisconsin. 4. The surname of certain individuals like the famous French dramatist, Jean Racine. The specific meaning is usually determined from the context in which it is used.


  1. Racine

    Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the city had a population of 78,860, making it the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin,

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Racine

    a flourishing city of Wisconsin, U.S.A., capital of Racine County, at the entrance of Root River into Lake Michigan, 62 m. N. of Chicago; has an Episcopal university: trades in lumber, flax, and the products of various factories.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Racine is ranked #6933 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Racine surname appeared 4,836 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Racine.

    82.5% or 3,992 total occurrences were White.
    7.7% or 373 total occurrences were Black.
    4.4% or 213 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.6% or 177 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 63 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.3% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Racine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Racine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Racine in a Sentence

  1. John Spiros:

    After I saw that Wisconsin had three 'sanctuary cities' -- Madison, Racine and Milwaukee County -- I went to work and said, 'How can we do something to make sure we don't have another San Francisco?' that's truly what the basis was ...This bill is not there to split up families. It's not an anti-immigration bill.

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