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Trail meaning

trail - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; " The toddler was trailing his pants"; " She trained her long scarf behind her"
  2. 2. go after with the intent to catch; " The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; " the dog chased the rabbit"
  3. 3. move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly; " John trailed behind behis class mates"; " The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
  4. 4. To hunt by the track; to track.
  5. 5. To draw or drag, as along the ground.
  6. 6. To carry, as a firearm, with the breech near the ground and the upper part inclined forward, the piece being held by the right hand near the middle.
  7. 7. To tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to lay flat.
  8. 8. To take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon.
  9. 9. To be drawn out in length; to follow after.
  10. 10. To grow to great length, especially when slender and creeping upon the ground, as a plant; to run or climb.
  11. 11. A track left by man or beast; a track followed by the hunter; a scent on the ground by the animal pursued; as, a deer trail.
  12. 12. A footpath or road track through a wilderness or wild region; as, an Indian trail over the plains.
  13. 13. Anything drawn out to a length; as, the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.
  14. 14. Anything drawn behind in long undulations; a train.
  15. 15. Anything drawn along, as a vehicle.
  16. 16. A frame for trailing plants; a trellis.
  17. 17. That part of the stock of a gun carriage which rests on the ground when the piece is unlimbered. See Illust. of Gun carriage, under Gun.
  18. 18. The act of taking advantage of the ignorance of a person; an imposition.
  19. 19. The entrails of a fowl, especially of game, as the woodcock, and the like; - applied also, sometimes, to the entrails of sheep.
  20. 20. Anything drawn out; track followed in hunting; trace left by crawling or dragging.
  21. 21. To be drawn out or along.
  22. 22. To draw along the ground.

trail - examples of usage

  1. Here, as I expected, I again found the old trail. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The trail was easily found. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. When they were half way down the trail Jeffrey spoke suddenly: " Say, Ruth, what's the use trying to save these people? - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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