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English noun: track

1. track (object) a line or route along which something travels or moves

SamplesThe hurricane demolished houses in its path.
The track of an animal.
The course of the river.

Synonymscourse, path

Broader (hypernym)line

Narrower (hyponym)belt, collision course, inside track, round, steps, swath, trail

2. track (cognition) evidence pointing to a possible solution

SamplesThe police are following a promising lead.
The trail led straight to the perpetrator.

Synonymslead, trail

Broader (hypernym)evidence, grounds

3. track (artifact) a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

Narrower (hyponym)railroad, railroad track, railway, streetcar track, tramline, tramway

4. track (artifact) a course over which races are run

Synonymsracecourse, racetrack, raceway

Broader (hypernym)course

Narrower (hyponym)cinder track, circuit, dirt track, racing circuit, speedway, velodrome

Part holonyminside track, stretch

5. track (communication) a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc

SamplesHe played the first cut on the cd.
The title track of the album.


Broader (hypernym)excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

6. track (artifact) an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground

Synonymscaterpillar track, caterpillar tread

Broader (hypernym)belt

Narrower (hyponym)half track

Part meronymtracked vehicle

7. track (artifact) (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data

Synonymsdata track

Broader (hypernym)itinerary, path, route

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

8. track (artifact) a groove on a phonograph recording

Broader (hypernym)channel, groove

9. track (artifact) a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

Synonymsrail, rails, runway

Broader (hypernym)bar

Narrower (hyponym)third rail

Part meronymrailroad, railroad track, railway, streetcar track, tramline, tramway

10. track (artifact) any road or path affording passage especially a rough one

Synonymscart track, cartroad

Broader (hypernym)road, route

Narrower (hyponym)portage, trail

11. track (act) the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track


Broader (hypernym)track and field

Part meronymtrack meet

English verb: track

1. track (motion) carry on the feet and deposit

SamplesTrack mud into the house.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)bring in, introduce

2. track (perception) observe or plot the moving path of something

SamplesTrack a missile.

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

Broader (hypernym)observe

3. track (motion) go after with the intent to catch

SamplesThe policeman chased the mugger down the alley.
The dog chased the rabbit.

ExamplesThe men track the area for animals

Synonymschase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, trail

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

Broader (hypernym)follow, pursue

Narrower (hyponym)hound, hunt, quest, run down, trace, tree

4. track (motion) travel across or pass over

SamplesThe caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.

Synonymscover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, traverse

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

Narrower (hyponym)bridge, course, crisscross, drive, ford, hop, jaywalk, stride, take, tramp, walk

5. track (creation) make tracks upon

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

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