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Definition of Trace

Verb: trace  treys

  1. Follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
    "trace the student's progress";
    - follow
  2. Make a mark or lines on a surface
    "trace the outline of a figure in the sand";
    - draw, line, describe, delineate
  3. To go back over again
    "trace your path";
    - retrace
  4. Pursue or chase relentlessly
    "The hunters traced the deer into the woods";
    - hound, hunt
  5. Discover traces of
    "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
  6. Make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
    "The children traced along the edge of the dark forest"; "The women traced the pasture"
  7. 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"
  8. Read with difficulty
    "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs";
    - decipher
Noun: trace  treys
  1. A just detectable amount
    "he speaks French with a trace of an accent";
    - hint, suggestion
  2. An indication that something has been present
    "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim";
    - vestige, tincture, shadow
  3. A suggestion of some quality
    "there was a trace of sarcasm in his tone";
    - touch, ghost
  4. A drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
    - tracing
  5. Either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
  6. A visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person, animal or vehicle

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