Synonyms for trail

Synonyms for (noun) trail

Synonyms: trail

Definition: a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

Similar words: track, cart track, cartroad

Definition: any road or path affording passage especially a rough one

Synonyms: lead, track, trail

Definition: evidence pointing to a possible solution

Usage: the police are following a promising lead; the trail led straight to the perpetrator

Similar words: grounds, evidence

Definition: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

Usage: the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling

Synonyms: trail

Definition: a track or mark left by something that has passed

Usage: there as a trail of blood; a tear left its trail on her cheek

Similar words: path, track, course

Definition: a line or route along which something travels or moves

Usage: the hurricane demolished houses in its path; the track of an animal; the course of the river

Synonyms for (verb) trail

Synonyms: trail, train

Definition: drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground

Usage: The toddler was trailing his pants; She trained her long scarf behind her

Similar words: drag

Definition: pull, as against a resistance

Usage: He dragged the big suitcase behind him; These worries were dragging at him

Synonyms: chase, chase after, dog, tag, tail, track, trail, go after, give chase

Definition: go after with the intent to catch

Usage: The policeman chased the mugger down the alley; the dog chased the rabbit

Similar words: pursue, follow

Definition: follow in or as if in pursuit

Usage: The police car pursued the suspected attacker; Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

Synonyms: drag, drop back, drop behind, trail, get behind, hang back

Definition: to lag or linger behind

Usage: But in so many other areas we still are dragging

Similar words: dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag

Definition: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Synonyms: shack, trail

Definition: move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly

Usage: John trailed behind his class mates; The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Visual thesaurus for trail