HyperDic: trail

English > 8 senses of the word trail:
NOUNobjecttraila track or mark left by something that has passed
artifacttraila path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
cognitiontrail, lead, trackevidence pointing to a possible solution
VERBmotiontrail, drag, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop backto lag or linger behind
motiontrail, chase, chase after, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackgo after with the intent to catch
motiontrail, shackmove, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
contacttrailhang down so as to drag along the ground
contacttrail, traindrag loosely along a surface
trail > pronunciation
Soundstrey'l
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English > trail: 8 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA track or mark left by something that has passed.
Examples
  • "there as a trail of blood"
  • "a tear left its trail on her cheek"
NarrowerslotThe trail of an animal (especially a deer)
spoorThe trail left by a person or an animal
Broaderpath, track, courseA line or route along which something travels or moves
English > trail: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country.
InstancesIditarod TrailA trail that extends 1,100 miles from Anchorage over the Alaska Range to Nome
Santa Fe TrailA trail that extends from Missouri to New Mexico
NarrowerIndian trailA trail through the wilderness worn by Amerindians
cattle trailA trail over which cattle were driven to market
deer trailA trail worn by the passage of deer
horse-trailA trail for horses
mountain trailA trail through mountainous country / country
ski run, ski trailtrail or slope prepared for skiing
Broadertrack, cart track, cartroadAny road or path affording passage especially a rough one
Spanishsendero
Catalanpista
English > trail: 8 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningevidence pointing to a possible solution.
Example "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
Synonymslead, track
Broaderevidence, groundsYour basis for belief or disbelief
Spanishpista, rastro
Catalanpista, rastre
English > trail: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo lag or linger behind.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdrag, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back
Broaderlag, dawdle, fall back, fall behindhang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
Spanishrezagarse
Nounstrailersomeone who takes more time than necessary
English > trail: 8 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaninggo after with the intent to catch.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThey trail the car down the avenue
Synonymschase, chase after, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track
Narrowerhound, hunt, tracepursue or chase relentlessly
questsearch the trail of (game)
run downpursue until captured
treechase an animal up a tree
Broaderpursue, followFollow in or as if in pursuit
Spanishperseguir, rastrear, seguir
Catalanempaitar, perseguir, rastrejar, seguir la pista, seguir
Nounstrailingthe pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
English > trail: 8 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "John trailed behind his class mates"
  • "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
Synonymshack
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanisharrastrarse
Catalanarrossegar-se, caminar sense ganes
Nounstrailersomeone who takes more time than necessary
English > trail: 8 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaninghang down so as to drag along the ground.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
Similar totrail, traindrag loosely along a surface
English > trail: 8 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningdrag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The toddler was trailing his pants"
Synonymtrain
BroaderdragPull, as against a resistance
Similar totrailhang down so as to drag along the ground
Spanisharrastrar, seguir
Nounstrailera wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy
trailera large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor

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