Definitions of trace:
  • noun:   either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
  • noun:   an indication that something has been present
    Example: "There wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"
  • noun:   a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
  • noun:   a just detectable amount
    Example: "He speaks French with a trace of an accent"
  • noun:   drawing created by tracing
  • noun:   a suggestion of some quality
  • verb:   discover traces of
    Example: "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
  • verb:   follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
    Example: "Trace the student's progress"
  • verb:   make a mark or lines on a surface
    Example: "Trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  • verb:   copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of
    Example: "Trace a design"
  • verb:   make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
    Example: "The children traced along the edge of the drak forest"
  • verb:   to go back over again
    Example: "We retraced the route we took last summer"
  • verb:   read with difficulty
    Example: "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
  • verb:   pursue or chase relentlessly
    Example: "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #25962)

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