Dictionary Results for trace

1. trace - noun

· a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"; "a hint mockery in her manner"; "a tint of glamour"

Synonym(s): hint, tint, suggestion

Hypernym(s): small_indefinite_quantity, small_indefinite_amount

2. trace - noun

· an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"

Synonym(s): vestige, tincture, shadow

Hypernym(s): indication, indicant

3. trace - noun

· a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"

Synonym(s): touch, ghost

Hypernym(s): suggestion, proposition, proffer

4. trace - noun

· a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

Synonym(s): tracing

Hypernym(s): drawing

5. trace - noun

· either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree

Hypernym(s): line

6. trace - noun

· a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle

Hypernym(s): mark, print

7. trace - verb

· follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"; "trace the student's progress"; "trace one's ancestry"

Synonym(s): follow

Hypernym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass

8. trace - verb

· make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

Synonym(s): draw, line, describe, delineate

Hypernym(s): mark

9. trace - verb

· to go back over again; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path"

Synonym(s): retrace

Hypernym(s): return

10. trace - verb

· pursue or chase relentlessly; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

Synonym(s): hound, hunt

Hypernym(s): chase, chase_after, trail, tail, tag, give_chase, dog, go_after, track

11. trace - verb

· discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth"

Hypernym(s): detect, observe, find, discover, notice

12. trace - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): proceed, go_forward, continue

13. trace - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): copy, re-create

14. trace - verb

· read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"

Synonym(s): decipher

Hypernym(s): read

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