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    trace - Dictionary definition and meaning for word trace

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