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trace

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1 a mark or series of marks left on a surface by something that has passed along it

  • the wolf came and went without leaving a trace on the hard, dry ground
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2 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel

  • an old trace that dates back to the days of the covered wagon
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3 a rough course or way formed by or as if by repeated footsteps

  • stay on the trace, or youʼll get lost in these thick woods
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4 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished

  • a ship that appears to have vanished without a trace on the high seas
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6 an almost imperceptible sign of something

  • there didn't seem to be so much as a trace of the truth to anything he said
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7 the mark or impression made by a foot

  • followed the traces of the deer into the deep woods
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Synonym Discussion of trace

trace, vestige, track mean a perceptible sign made by something that has passed. 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

trace

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1 to draw or make apparent the outline of

  • trace your hand onto this piece of paper
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2 to go after or on the track of

  • police traced the burglar back to his apartment, where they discovered a ton of stolen loot
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run after

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