1. A just detectable amount (synset 113795501)
    "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"; "a hint mockery in her manner"; "a tint of glamour"
  2. An indication that something has been present (synset 106659391)
    "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
  3. A suggestion of some quality (synset 107178814)
    "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
  4. A drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image (synset 104470508)
  5. Either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree (synset 104469642)
  6. A visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle (synset 106659799)
  1. Follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something (synset 200731071)
    "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"; "trace the student's progress"; "trace one's ancestry"
  2. Make a mark or lines on a surface (synset 201585566)
    "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  3. To go back over again (synset 202008366)
    "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path"
  4. Pursue or chase relentlessly (synset 202007615)
    "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
  5. Discover traces of (synset 202160493)
    "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
  6. Make one's course or travel along a path;
    Travel or pass over, around, or along (synset 201999981)
    "The children traced along the edge of the dark forest"; "The women traced the pasture"
  7. Copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it;
    Make a tracing of (synset 201698271)
    "trace a design"; "trace a pattern"
  8. Read with difficulty (synset 200627767)
    "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"

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