Definition of Track
1. Noun. A line or route along which something travels or moves. "The course of the river"
Generic synonyms: Line
Specialized synonyms: Collision Course, Inside Track, Round, Steps, Belt, Swath, Trail
Derivative terms: Course
2. Verb. Carry on the feet and deposit. "Track mud into the house"
3. Noun. Evidence pointing to a possible solution. "The trail led straight to the perpetrator"
4. Verb. Observe or plot the moving path of something. "Track a missile"
5. Noun. A pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels.
Specialized synonyms: Railroad, Railroad Track, Railway, Streetcar Track, Tramline, Tramway
6. Verb. Go after with the intent to catch. "They track the car down the avenue"; "The dog chased the rabbit"
Specialized synonyms: Tree, Quest, Hound, Hunt, Trace, Run Down
Generic synonyms: Follow, Pursue
Derivative terms: Chase, Chaser, Chaser, Tag, Tail, Tailing, Tracker, Tracking, Trailing
Also: Chase Away, Tag Along
7. Noun. A course over which races are run.
Specialized synonyms: Cinder Track, Dirt Track, Circuit, Racing Circuit, Speedway, Velodrome
Generic synonyms: Course
Terms within: Stretch, Inside Track
8. Verb. Travel across or pass over. "These men track the river"; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
Specialized synonyms: Tramp, Stride, Walk, Crisscross, Ford, Bridge, Jaywalk, Drive, Take, Course, Hop
Generic synonyms: Go Across, Go Through, Pass
Derivative terms: Crossing, Crossing, Crossing, Traversal, Traverse, Traverser
9. Noun. A distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc. "The title track of the album"
10. Verb. Make tracks upon.
11. Noun. An endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground.
Generic synonyms: Belt
Specialized synonyms: Half Track
Group relationships: Tracked Vehicle
12. Noun. (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Itinerary, Path, Route
13. Noun. A groove on a phonograph recording.
14. Noun. A bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll.
Generic synonyms: Bar
Group relationships: Railroad, Railroad Track, Railway, Streetcar Track, Tramline, Tramway
Specialized synonyms: Third Rail
Derivative terms: Rail, Rail, Rail
15. Noun. Any road or path affording passage especially a rough one.
Specialized synonyms: Portage, Trail
Generic synonyms: Road, Route
16. Noun. The act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track.
Generic synonyms: Track And Field
Group relationships: Track Meet
Derivative terms: Run
Definition of Track
1. n. A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.
2. v. t. To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow.
Definition of Track
1. Noun. A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel. ¹
2. Noun. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint. ¹
3. Noun. The entire lower surface of the foot; said of birds, etc. ¹
4. Noun. A road; a beaten path. ¹
5. Noun. Course; way; as, the track of a comet. ¹
6. Noun. A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc. ¹
7. Noun. The permanent way; the rails. ¹
8. Noun. A tract or area, as of land. ¹
9. Noun. (context: automotive) The distance between two opposite wheels on a same axletree (also track width) ¹
10. Noun. (context: automotive) Short for caterpillar track. ¹
11. Noun. (cricket) The pitch. ¹
12. Noun. Sound stored on a record. ¹
13. Noun. The physical track on a record. ¹
14. Noun. (music) A song or other relatively short piece of music, on a record, separated from others by a short silence ¹
15. Noun. Circular (never-ending) data storage unit on a side of magnetic or optical disk, divided into sectors. ¹
16. Noun. (uncountable sports) The racing events of track and field; track and field in general. ¹
17. Noun. A session talk on a conference. ¹
18. Verb. (transitive) To observe the (measured) state of an object over time ¹
19. Verb. (transitive) To monitor the movement of a person or object. ¹
20. Verb. (transitive) To discover the location of a person or object (usually in the form ''track down''). ¹
21. Verb. (transitive) To follow the tracks of. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Track
1. to follow the marks left by an animal, a person, or a vehicle [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Track
To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow. "It was often found impossible to track the robbers to their retreats among the hills and morasses." (Macaulay)
2. To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow.
Origin: tracked; tracking.
1. A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel. "The bright track of his fiery car." (Shak)
2. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint. "Far from track of men." (Milton)
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Literary usage of Track
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1910)
"1.68 miles double track (Van Cortland to Yonkers, 3.10 miles) ; Mahopac Falls (Mahopac Falls Bail road Company, lessor), Baldwin Place to Mahopac Falls, ..."
2. Annual Report by New Hampshire Railroad Commissioners (1897)
"Medford, double track Methuen, single track, 2.75: double track 1 ... Double track on branches. Total length of branches owned by company in Maine Total ..."
3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1913)
"The road was constructed and a single track was built in 1871. Thereafter, in 1881, the company acquired by condemnation and purchase, from abutting owners ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The lines owned had 156.63 miles of first track, 96.16 miles of second track, 30.36 miles of third track, the same amount of fourth track, ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"All track should always be kept full spiked and in perfect gauge. Bad gauging detracts from the appearance of an otherwise good track, makes track easier to ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"All track should always DC kept full spiked and in perfect gauge. Bad gauging detracts from the appearance of an otherwise good track, makes track easier to ..."
7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"(10* SE) track to the east, and next to that the southbound track, to the west, those tracks being a distance of about 25 feet between the inner rails, ..."
8. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"Because the undisputed evidence es tablished that said track scale box was erected in the defendant's yard, and, under the circumstances, in a reasonably ..."