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trace

 
Noun trace has 6 senses
  1. trace, hint, suggestion - a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
    --1 is a kind of small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
    --1 has particulars: spark
    Derived form: verb trace5
  2. trace, vestige, tincture, shadow - an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
    --2 is a kind of indication, indicant
    --2 has particulars: footprint
  3. touch, trace, ghost - a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
    --3 is a kind of suggestion, proposition, proffer
  4. tracing, trace - drawing created by tracing
    --4 is a kind of drawing
    Derived forms: verb trace7, verb trace2
  5. trace - either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
    --5 is a kind of
    line
    --5 is a part of harness
  6. trace - a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
    --6 is a kind of
    mark, print
    Derived forms: verb trace5, verb trace3
Verb trace has 8 senses
  1. trace, follow - follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"
    --1 is one way to analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
    --2 is one way to mark
    Derived forms: noun trace4, noun tracer2, noun tracing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. trace, retrace - to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path"
    --3 is one way to return, go back, get back, come back
    Derived form: noun trace6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. hound, hunt, trace - pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found the him"
    --4 is one way to chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. trace - discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
    --5 is one way to
    detect, observe, find, discover, notice
    Derived forms: noun trace6, noun trace1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. trace - 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"
    --6 is one way to
    proceed, go forward, continue
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  7. trace - 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"
    --7 is one way to
    copy, re-create
    Derived forms: noun trace4, noun tracer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. decipher, trace - read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
    --8 is one way to read
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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