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Definitions of trace

  1. read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a clue that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. drawing created by tracing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of; "trace a design"; "trace a pattern" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along; "The children traced along the edge of the drak forest"; "The women traced the pasture" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. A connecting bar or rod, pivoted at each end to the end of another piece, for transmitting motion, esp. from one plane to another; specif., such a piece in an organ-stop action to transmit motion from the trundle to the lever actuating the stop slider. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. One of two straps, chains, or ropes of a harness, extending from the collar or breastplate to a whiffletree attached to a vehicle or thing to be drawn; a tug. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A mark left by anything passing; a track; a path; a course; a footprint; a vestige; as, the trace of a carriage or sled; the trace of a deer; a sinuous trace. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A mark, impression, or visible appearance of anything left when the thing itself no longer exists; remains; token; vestige. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The ground plan of a work or works. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; especially, to copy, as a drawing or engraving, by following the lines and marking them on a sheet superimposed, through which they appear; as, to trace a figure or an outline; a traced drawing. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Hence, to follow the trace or track of. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To copy; to imitate. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To walk over; to pass through; to traverse. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To walk; to go; to travel. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis; - hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A mark left by a past event, or by the passing of a person or thing; a footprint; a remainder; a small quantity; as, the food contained a trace of poison. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To form carefully, as letters; to delineate or show by marks; as, to trace a design on cloth; to follow and seek to find by tracks or indications; as, to trace a thief; to make out; find out the course or development of; follow exactly; copy, especially a drawing, by covering it with a transparent sheet upon which the drawing is reproduced. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Tracer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Traced. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Tracing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. A mark; a slight, scarcely measurable quantity. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  35. A mark left: footprint:-pl. the straps by which a vehicle is drawn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To follow by tracks or footsteps: to follow with exactness: to sketch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. A footprint; vestige; mark; one of the straps by which a vehicle is drawn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To follow by tracks or closely; delineate; outline. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To follow (a line), as with a pencil; sketch; map out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To copy, as a drawing or writing, on a superposed transparent sheet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To track. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A vestige or mark; track; trail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A barely detectable quantity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. To fasten, as with traces. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. One of two straps or chains of a harness for drawing a load. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A mark left by anything passing; a footprint; a track; a vestige; remains; a small quantity; one of the straps or ropes attached to a carriage harness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To draw or delineate with marks; to follow by footsteps or tracks; to follow with exactness; to walk over. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. A very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis; -- hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr. mso.anu.edu.au
  49. A very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis; hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr. dictgcide_fs
  50. tr[=a]s, n. a mark left: footprint: a small quantity: (fort.) the ground-plan of a work.--v.t. to follow by tracks or footsteps, to discover the tracks of, to follow step by step, to traverse: to follow with exactness: to sketch: to cover with traced lines or tracery.--v.i. to move, travel: to dance.--adj. TRACE'ABLE, that may be traced.--n. TRACE'ABLENESS.--adv. TRACE'ABLY.--ns. TR[=A]'CER; TR[=A]'CERY, ornamentation traced in flowing outline: the beautiful forms in stone with which the arches of Gothic windows are filled for the support of the glass. [Fr.,--L. tructus, pa.p. of trah[)e]re, to draw.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. tr[=a]s, n. one of the straps by which a vehicle is drawn. [O. Fr. trays, trais, same as traits, pl. of trait; cf. TRAIT.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. Delineate, mark out, sketch, write esp. laboriously, as traced (out) a plan of the district, traced the words with a shaking hand, (fig.) the policy traced (out) by him was never followed; (also t. over) copy (drawing &c.) by following& marking its lines on superimposed sheet (esp. of tracing-paper made transparent with oil of turpentine &c.) through which they are visible or on sheet place below with carbon paper between; follow the track or path of (person, animal, foot-steps, &c., along, through, to, &c.); ascertain position& dimensions &c. of (ancient road, wall, &c.) by its remains; observe or find vestiges or signs of, as his resentment can be clearly traced in many passages, cannot t. (often= do not think I received) any letter of that date; t. back, go back over the course of, as have traced his genealogy back to (the time of) William I, the report has been traced back to you; pursue one\'s way along (path &c.). Hence traceability, traceableness, nn., traceable a., traceably adv., tracer (1, 2) n. (N.) track left by person or animal walking or running, footprints or other visible signs of course pursued (usu. pl.); visible or other sign of what has existed or happened, as of these buildings no t. remains, sorrow has left its tt. on her face, tt. of Italian influence abound in his earlier works; (loosely) small quantity, as contains tt. of soda. Hence traceless a., tracelessly adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. Each of the two side straps or chains by which horse draws vehicle; in the tt., in harness (lit. & fig.); kick over the tt., (fig., of person) become insubordinate. [Middle French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. n. A mark left by any thing passing ; a footprint; a track;-a mark, impression, or visible. appearance of any thing left when the thing itself no longer exists ; remains;-a delineation or sketch; outline;-a small quantity; something barely perceptible. Cabinet Dictionary
  55. n. One of the two straps, chains, or ropes by which a carriage or sleigh is drawn by horses. Cabinet Dictionary

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