Definition of trace :
1. A connecting bar or rod, pivoted at each end to the end of another piece, for transmitting motion, esp. from one plane to another; specif., such a piece in an organ- stop action to transmit motion from the trundle to the lever actuating the stop slider.
2. A mark left by anything passing; a track; a path; a course; a footprint; a vestige; as, the trace of a carriage or sled; the trace of a deer; a sinuous trace.
3. A mark, impression, or visible appearance of anything left when the thing itself no longer exists; remains; token; vestige.
4. A very small quantity of an element or compound in a given substance, especially when so small that the amount is not quantitatively determined in an analysis; - hence, in stating an analysis, often contracted to tr.
5. Hence, to follow the trace or track of.
6. One of two straps, chains, or ropes of a harness, extending from the collar or breastplate to a whiffletree attached to a vehicle or thing to be drawn; a tug.
7. The ground plan of a work or works.
8. The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.
9. To copy; to imitate.
10. To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens.
11. To mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; especially, to copy, as a drawing or engraving, by following the lines and marking them on a sheet superimposed, through which they appear; as, to trace a figure or an outline; a traced drawing.
12. To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
13. To walk; to go; to travel.
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edge (part of speech: verb)
draw (part of speech: verb)
outline (part of speech: verb)
particle (part of speech: noun)
reproduce (part of speech: verb)
- " Maybe I'll get a chance to trace those robbers," he said. - "Jack of the Pony Express", Frank V. Webster.
- The wire left no trace. - "Whispering Wires", Henry Leverage.
- However, I never could trace the steps. - "Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy.", Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann.