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Definitions of trace

  1. 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
  2. The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The ground plan of a work or works. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Hence, to follow the trace or track of. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To copy; to imitate. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To walk over; to pass through; to traverse. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. To follow by tracks or footsteps: to follow with exactness: to sketch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To follow by tracks or closely; delineate; outline. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. To track. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To fasten, as with traces. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To walk; to go; to travel. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. Tracing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. Tracer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. A vestige or mark; track; trail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A barely detectable quantity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. 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.
  38. Traced. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for trace

  1. Of the father there was no trace whatever. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. Just pray there's no trace – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
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