Definitions for trace

Definitions for (noun) trace

Main entry: trace

Definition: either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree

Main entry: trace, tracing

Definition: a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

Main entry: tincture, trace, shadow, vestige

Definition: an indication that something has been present

Usage: there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim; a tincture of condescension

Main entry: trace

Definition: a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle

Main entry: ghost, touch, trace

Definition: a suggestion of some quality

Usage: there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone; he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Main entry: hint, trace, suggestion

Definition: a just detectable amount

Usage: he speaks French with a trace of an accent

Definitions for (verb) trace

Main entry: decipher, trace

Definition: read with difficulty

Usage: Can you decipher this letter?; The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs

Main entry: trace, follow

Definition: follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

Usage: We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba; trace the student's progress

Main entry: trace, delineate, describe, draw, line

Definition: make a mark or lines on a surface

Usage: draw a line; trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Main entry: trace

Definition: copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of

Usage: trace a design; trace a pattern

Main entry: trace

Definition: make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along

Usage: The children traced along the edge of the dark forest; The women traced the pasture

Main entry: trace, hound, hunt

Definition: pursue or chase relentlessly

Usage: The hunters traced the deer into the woods; the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him

Main entry: trace, retrace

Definition: to go back over again

Usage: we retraced the route we took last summer; trace your path

Main entry: trace

Definition: discover traces of

Usage: She traced the circumstances of her birth

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