Textual thesaurus for "trace"

(noun) tracing

a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

(noun) tincture, shadow, vestige

an indication that something has been present

there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim; a tincture of condescension

(noun) ghost, touch

a suggestion of some quality

there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone; he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

(noun) hint, suggestion

a just detectable amount

he speaks French with a trace of an accent

(verb) decipher

read with difficulty

Can you decipher this letter?; The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs

(verb) follow

follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba; trace the student's progress

(verb) delineate, describe, draw, line

make a mark or lines on a surface

draw a line; trace the outline of a figure in the sand

(verb) hound, hunt

pursue or chase relentlessly

The hunters traced the deer into the woods; the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him

(verb) retrace

to go back over again

we retraced the route we took last summer; trace your path