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vestige

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  1. 1 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished a few strange words carved on a tree were the only vestige of the lost colony of Roanoke Synonyms of vestige echo, ghost, relic, shadow, trace Words Related to vestige memento, remembrance, reminder; artifact; afterimage, aftertaste; balance, corpse, hangover, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, scrap; dreg(s), leavings, remain(s), residual, residue, rest

  2. 2 the mark or impression made by a foot the fossilized vestige of a dinosaur that traversed that muddy landscape millions of years ago Synonyms of vestige footmark, footstep, step, trace, footprintWords Related to vestige hoofprint; pug, spoor, track; tread

Synonym Discussion of vestige

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

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