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
Naturally, Billboard’s monthly Reggae/Dancehall Fresh Picks column will not cover every last track, but our Spotify playlist — which is linked below — will expand on the 10 highlighted songs.—Kyle Denis, Billboard, 1 Dec. 2023 The instrumental track was written by Rob Bisel and Carter Lang before weeks before their session with SZA.—Jem Aswad, Variety, 1 Dec. 2023 Several tracks from You Are the Quarry appear on our list of the 50 best Morrissey songs, which can be found here.—Spin Staff, SPIN, 1 Dec. 2023 The track sees Beyoncé talking up her achievements and wealth over a hard-dropping beat.—Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 The Nasdaq Composite is up 11% in November, on track for its best month since July 2022.—WSJ, 30 Nov. 2023 Shortly after Nixon’s trip to Beijing, Kissinger moved ahead on the second track of his diplomatic vision, arranging a U.S.-Soviet summit that took place in May 1972.—Norman Kempster, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 This past summer, my son and I spent hours testing out running shoes to find the best pair for his high school track season and my upcoming trip to Grand Teton National Park.—Karthika Gupta, Travel + Leisure, 30 Nov. 2023 The duo culled tracks from its debut album, Good Lies, which arrived in May.—Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 21 Nov. 2023
The city has a dashboard on its website that tracks its various environmental initiatives.—Stacy Ryburn, arkansasonline.com, 3 Dec. 2023 While that story did not identify anybody, the records allowed reporters to begin tracking how individuals were prosecuted.—Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 Bloomberg Philanthropies, which coordinates the charitable giving of former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, has committed $40 million to create tools to track methane leaks and expand data tracking and coordination among organizations focused on accountability.—Evan Bush, NBC News, 2 Dec. 2023 The low pressure responsible is now looking to track nearly over us, which may keep it mild for another day.—Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2023 Follow resting heart rate trends, and track your calorie burn with 24/7 heart rate tracking.—Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 That’s particularly notable given that there was a whole investigations team (that was at one point led by the former Deputy Attorney General James Comey) dedicated to tracking down employee missteps and punishing them.—Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 30 Nov. 2023 According to Labus, the cards were more important when tracking the original series’s timing, which required two shots.—Rachel Murphy, Verywell Health, 30 Nov. 2023 Officials still have not been able to track down all of the financial accounts tied to the Central Arkansas Housing Corporation, Carpenter said.—Joseph Flaherty, arkansasonline.com, 22 Nov. 2023 See More
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