from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Wisconsin on Lake Michigan south of Milwaukee. It is a port and manufacturing center. Population: 79,600.
  • Racine, Jean Baptiste 1639-1699. French playwright. The greatest tragedian of the French classical period, he based his works, such as Britannicus (1669) and Phèdre (1677), on classical Greek and Roman themes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A root.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699)
  • n. a city in southeastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan to the south of Milwaukee


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  • The Frenchman was not, I trust, aware at that moment of the heresies of the English critic who had ventured only a few years before to speak of "the exaggerated French estimate of Racine," and even to indorse the judgment of Joubert -- "_Racine est le Virgile des ignorants"!

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  • When RACINE produced his "Athalie," it was not at all relished: Boileau indeed declared that he understood these matters better than the public, and prophesied that the public would return to it: they did so; but it was sixty years afterwards; and Racine died without suspecting that "Athalie" was his masterpiece.

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  • RACINE - President Barack Obama will hold a town hall meeting on the economy in Racine on

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  • RACINE - Police in Racine have pulled a man's body out of the Root River.


  • RACINE - A 24-year-old Racine man shot from behind while walking into TBG's tavern late Wednesday is expected to recover, according to police reports.


  • RACINE - Robert E. Mallach, 75, of Racine, died at his residence on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.


  • RACINE - Two gunshots were fired into a home in the 1500 block of Owen Avenue around midnight Saturday, according to Racine police.


  • WITI-TV, RACINE - A Racine woman says she was just "playing the game" when a cable reality show offered to pay for her wedding if she acted like an out of control bride for the cameras.


  • RACINE - A baby's death has been ruled a homicide by investigators, and a Racine mother and her boyfriend are charged.


  • RACINE - A toddler escaped serious injury in Racine after falling from a second-story window.



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