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Definition of Trace

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A mark, impression, or visible appearance of anything left when the thing itself no longer exists; remains; token; vestige.
  • The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.
  • The ground plan of a work or works.
  • 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.
  • To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens.
  • Hence, to follow the trace or track of.
  • To copy; to imitate.
  • To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
  • either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
  • a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
  • an indication that something has been present
  • a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
  • a suggestion of some quality
  • a just detectable amount
  • read with difficulty
  • follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
  • make a mark or lines on a surface
  • copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of
  • make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
  • pursue or chase relentlessly
  • to go back over again
  • discover traces of

How to use trace in a sentence. Trace pronunciation.

She was in excellent spirits, without a trace of the morning's ill-humour.
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Tears had left just sufficient trace to give her meditations a semblance of unwonted seriousness.
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From that time the tumor rapidly lessened until all trace of it at length disappeared.
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At Miss. Lord's side he looked rather more plebeian than when walking by himself; his high-hat, not of the newest, utterly misbecame his head, and was always at an unconventional angle, generally tilting back; his clothes, of no fashionable cut, bore the traces of perpetual hurry and multifarious impact.
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Now indeed the last trace of veneer was gone, the last rag of pseudo-civilisation was rent off these young women; in physical conflict, vilifying each other like the female spawn of Whitechapel, they revealed themselves as born-raw material which the mill of education is supposed to convert into middle-class ladyhood.
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But Tyler would have it that she was Mary Fitton; and he tracked Mary down from the first of her marriages in her teens to her tomb in Cheshire, whither he made a pilgrimage and whence returned in triumph with a picture of her statue, and the news that he was convinced she was a dark lady by traces of paint still discernible.
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At another time he would doubtless have taken an interest in searching through these souvenirs of the past for traces of an infant nurtured there, who had a mother, and who had perhaps loved these old relics.
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All this would have touched the heart of M. de Camors, if the heart of M. de Camors had not lost, in its last effort at virtue, the last trace of humanity.
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He was astonished, on entering, to find traces of tears on the young woman's cheeks.
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It was thus that the months and then the seasons succeeded one another, for Camors and the Marquise, with a monotony that left hardly any trace on their thoughts.
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In spite of the fact that the patient was furnished with descriptive list, and was specially commended to the care of the surgeon as a soldier marked for extreme gallantry, all trace of him had been lost; and although two private detectives were searching for him a month, no further clew had been found to his whereabouts or fate as late as the 1st of October.
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Not a trace of either Meadow-Brook Girls or "Red Rover" was discovered.
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What was important was that he should find no faintest trace of whisky in Moran's room.
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There were some rough chimney-pieces high up in the grass-grown walls, but beyond these really nothing to be seen, and he wandered out seeking traces of terraces along the hillside.
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In reading the letters of the English Nora, I perceive many traces here and there of the Irish Nora, for the Irish Nora was not without a sense of duty, of kindness towards others, but the English Nora seems bent upon a life of pleasure, intellectual and worldly adventures.
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A storm gathers, rages for a while, and disperses; but the traces of the storm remain after the storm has passed away.
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Life is so ordered that a trace remains of every act, but the trace is not always discovered, and I trust you implicitly.
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The two walked all over the island, only stopping for their lunch, and at night they had found no trace of anyone.
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Not a trace of his playhouse was left!
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For a moment the whole air was dark as night with spray and smoke; then a torrent of rain burst upon them, and when it cleared away, not a trace of their terrible enemy was to be seen.
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Examples of Trace

Example #1
Promptly at half-past seven they sat down to dine, and had just risen from the table, when Louise appeared.
Example #2
Doubtless they would get used to the new restraints; but Miss Derrick must not expect them to disorganise their mealtimes on her account.
Example #3
About midday she went up to her room and wrote letters.
Example #4
And the lines of her face, though they made no approach to smiling, indicated agreeable thoughts.
Example #5
Soon after I left she got up and walked three miles.
Example #6
I then knelt and anointed her with oil in the name of the Lord, asking Him to fulfill his own word.