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Trace meaning

trace - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. an indication that something has been present; " there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; " a tincture of condescension"
  2. 2. a visible mark ( as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
  3. 3. make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along; " The children traced along the edge of the drak forest"; " The women traced the pasture"
  4. 4. pursue or chase relentlessly; " The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; " the detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him"
  5. 5. to go back over again; " we retraced the route we took last summer"; " trace your path"
  6. 6. A connecting bar or rod, pivoted at each end to the end of another piece, for transmitting motion, esp. from one plane to another; specif., such a piece in an organ- stop action to transmit motion from the trundle to the lever actuating the stop slider.
  7. 7. One of two straps, chains, or ropes of a harness, extending from the collar or breastplate to a whiffletree attached to a vehicle or thing to be drawn; a tug.
  8. 8. A mark left by anything passing; a track; a path; a course; a footprint; a vestige; as, the trace of a carriage or sled; the trace of a deer; a sinuous trace.
  9. 9. A mark, impression, or visible appearance of anything left when the thing itself no longer exists; remains; token; vestige.
  10. 10. The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.
  11. 11. The ground plan of a work or works.
  12. 12. To mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; especially, to copy, as a drawing or engraving, by following the lines and marking them on a sheet superimposed, through which they appear; as, to trace a figure or an outline; a traced drawing.
  13. 13. To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens.
  14. 14. Hence, to follow the trace or track of.
  15. 15. To copy; to imitate.
  16. 16. To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
  17. 17. To walk; to go; to travel.
  18. 18. A very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis; - hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr.
  19. 19. A footprint; vestige; mark; one of the straps by which a vehicle is drawn.
  20. 20. To follow by tracks or closely; delineate; outline.

trace - examples of usage

  1. There is no trace of such a feeling. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. There was no trace of a boat. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Hay; but I could not trace any case in which the money had been paid. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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