trace may suggest any line, mark, or discernible effect.
the killer left no traces
vestige applies to a tangible reminder such as a fragment or remnant of what is past and gone.
boulders that are vestiges of the last ice age
track implies a continuous line that can be followed.
the fossilized tracks of dinosaurs
Examples of track in a Sentence
Follow the track into the forest.
We were warned about walking beside the railroad tracks. Verb
He tracked the deer for a mile.
The detectives tracked the killer to Arizona.
The ship can track incoming missiles with radar.
Meteorologists are tracking the storm.
The study tracked the patients over the course of five years.
The squadron will track north by northeast for 40 miles. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The new track is an alt-rock song that’s dying to be screamed along to, with its blaring chorus and Barker’s signature sharp percussion.—Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 The track features the group’s five original members—singer Ramesh Srivastava, bassist Jason Chronis, drummer Matt Simon, guitarist Mitch Calvert, and multi-instrumentalist Jared Van Fleet.—Evan Minsker, Pitchfork, 22 Sep. 2023 The track debuted and peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100, and its music video — which previewed the era’s overarching horror aesthetic — picked up six nominations at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, ultimately winning best art direction.—Kyle Denis, Billboard, 22 Sep. 2023 This week, Doja Cat shows a softer side on the fifth single off her new album, Kylie Minogue delivers explosive dance-pop, and Blink-182 get existential on their first track with guitarist Tom DeLonge in over a decade.—Rolling Stone, 22 Sep. 2023 The track is an ode to the incomparable Quincy Jones, and samples Michael Jackson’s 1979 album, Off The Wall.—Felice León, Essence, 22 Sep. 2023 The track won him the best Punjabi vocalist at the PTC Punjabi Music Awards in 2019.—Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 21 Sep. 2023 The storm track should help push water into the bay, causing a surge of water to push high tides as much as two feet higher than normal.—Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Intel also confirmed that Lunar Lake is on track to release in 2024.—Monica Chin, The Verge, 21 Sep. 2023
Western officials and security experts said the phenomenon is being driven by forces ranging from resurgent authoritarianism in dozens of countries to the spread of technologies that enable repressive governments to track and target dissidents abroad.—Greg Miller, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2023 And even while researchers try to track it, the calendar of human fertility has been changing.—Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 22 Sep. 2023 The Reserve Bank of Australia estimates the jobless rate, which is tracking at 3.7%, would need to rise to around 4.5% to help return inflation to its target band of 2%-3%.—Fox News, 22 Sep. 2023 Regulators, airlines, and parts suppliers around the world are scrambling to track down possible bogus parts as the AOG Technics scandal spreads from the U.S. all the way to Australia.—Bypaolo Confino, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 Many believe the movie will approach or cross $100 million in its launch — one source even suggests $125 million — and note that tracking an offering like this is difficult since concert films aren’t the norm.—Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Sep. 2023 Guts’ vinyl sales mark the seventh-largest week for a vinyl album since Luminate began electronically tracking sales in 1991.—Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 21 Sep. 2023 The organization released its latest analysis of book bans at America’s public schools Thursday, which tracked more than 3,000 instances across 33 states.—Nicole Chavez, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 After tracking the count on each charge, Paxton took off her reading glasses and rested her chin on her hand.—Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2023 See More
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