Definition of trace
- a trace of a smile
The children traced their hands onto the sidewalk with chalk.
You can put a piece of paper over the pattern and trace it.
She traced the letters of her name.
We will need to trace the electrical wires through the walls.
The word “amiable” traces back to the Latin word for “friend.”
: to draw the outline of (something); especially : to copy (a design or picture) by putting a thin piece of paper that you can see through over it and drawing on top of it
: to draw (something, such as letters or a picture) especially in a careful way
: to follow the path or line of (something)
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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