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English noun: trace

1. trace (quantity) a just detectable amount


SamplesHe speaks French with a trace of an accent.


Synonymshint, suggestion


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)spark

2. trace (communication) an indication that something has been present


SamplesThere wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim.
A tincture of condescension.


Synonymsshadow, tincture, vestige


Broader (hypernym)indicant, indication


Narrower (hyponym)footprint

3. trace (communication) a suggestion of some quality


SamplesThere was a touch of sarcasm in his tone.
He detected a ghost of a smile on her face.


Synonymsghost, touch


Broader (hypernym)proffer, proposition, suggestion

4. trace (artifact) a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image


Synonymstracing


Broader (hypernym)drawing

5. trace (artifact) either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree


Broader (hypernym)line


Part meronymharness

6. trace (communication) a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle


Broader (hypernym)mark, print


English verb: trace

1. trace (cognition) follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something


SamplesWe must follow closely the economic development is Cuba.
Trace the student's progress.


Synonymsfollow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study


Verb groupfollow, follow, keep abreast, keep an eye on, keep up, observe, watch, watch over

2. trace (contact) make a mark or lines on a surface


SamplesDraw a line.
Trace the outline of a figure in the sand.


Synonymsdelineate, describe, draw, line


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)mark


Narrower (hyponym)circumscribe, circumscribe, construct, inscribe, write


Verb groupdraw, draw

3. trace (motion) to go back over again


SamplesWe retraced the route we took last summer.
Trace your path.


Synonymsretrace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)return

4. trace (motion) pursue or chase relentlessly


SamplesThe hunters traced the deer into the woods.
The detectives hounded the suspect until they found him.


Synonymshound, hunt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail


Narrower (hyponym)ferret

5. trace (perception) discover traces of


SamplesShe traced the circumstances of her birth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)detect, discover, find, notice, observe

6. trace (motion) make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along


SamplesThe children traced along the edge of the dark forest.
The women traced the pasture.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)continue, go forward, proceed

7. trace (creation) copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of


SamplesTrace a design.
Trace a pattern.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)copy, re-create

8. trace (cognition) read with difficulty


SamplesCan you decipher this letter?.
The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs.


Synonymsdecipher


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)read









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