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  Definition of trace
  1. either of two lines that connect a horse''s harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
  2. drawing created by tracing
  3. an indication that something has been present; "there wasn''t a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
  4. a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
  5. a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
  6. a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
  7. read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
  8. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student''s progress"
  9. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  10. copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of; "trace a design"; "trace a pattern"
  11. 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"
  12. pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him"
  13. to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path"
  14. discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
Similar Words: tracing, vestige, tincture, shadow, touch, ghost, hint, suggestion, decipher, follow, draw, line, describe, delineate, hound, hunt, retrace

 

Hyponyms: footprint, spark, construct, inscribe, circumscribe, write, ferret

 

Grouped Verbs: watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on, keep up, keep abreast, draw

 

Part Meronyms: harness

 

Derivational Morphology: draw, line, describe, delineate, retrace, delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing, portrayal, outline, lineation, drawing, tracing, tracer, hunt, hunting, hunter, huntsman, hound, hound dog, hint, suggestion

 

Anagrams: crate, carte, caret, react, cater

 

 
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