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Definitions of track

  1. hinder or prevent ( the efforts, plans, or desires) of; " What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; " foil your opponent"
  2. any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
  3. an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground
  4. a line or route along which something travels or moves; " the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; " the track of an animal"; " the course of the river"
  5. ( computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
  6. evidence pointing to a possible solution; " the police are following a promising lead"; " the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
  7. a course over which races are run
  8. a bar or bars of rolled steel making a track along which vehicles can roll
  9. the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
  10. observe or plot the moving path of something ( e. g., a target or missile)
  11. a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
  12. a groove on a phonograph recording
  13. a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; " he played the first cut on the cd"; " the title track of the album"
  14. make tracks upon
  15. go after with the intent to catch; " The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; " the dog chased the rabbit"
  16. carry on the feet and deposit; " track mud into the house"
  17. observe or plot the moving path of something; " track a missile"
  18. 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.
  19. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.
  20. A road; a beaten path.
  21. Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
  22. A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.
  23. The permanent way; the rails.
  24. A tract or area, as of land.
  25. 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.
  26. To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow.
  27. The entire lower surface of the foot; - said of birds, etc.
  28. Sports performed on a track, field, or arena and including running events and other competitions, such as the pole vault, shot put, etc.
  29. A mark or impression left by the foot; a trace; a beaten path; a road; a course or way; as, a race track; a pair of metal rails for cars or trains to run upon.
  30. To seek or follow by means of traces or signs left by someone; to traverse; to make footprints upon or with; as, to track mud into the house; to wear into a path or beaten road.
  31. Tracker.
  32. To follow by marks or footsteps: to tow.
  33. A mark left: footprint: a beaten path: course: the two parallel lines of rails on railways.
  34. Mark left where something has passed; footprint; course.
  35. To follow by tracks.
  36. To follow the tracks of; trail.
  37. To make tracks upon; traverse.
  38. To tow.
  39. A mark made by anything that has gone by; trail; series of footprints.
  40. A beaten path; road; race course.
  41. A railway.
  42. A mark left by something that has passed along; a mark or impression left by the foot; a road; a beaten path; a course.
  43. To follow when guided by a trace or footsteps; to tow.
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Antonyms for track

mislay, misplace, lose.

Quotes of track

  1. One of the greatest challenges in collecting child support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state. it's hard to keep track of them. – Rod Blagojevich
  2. Dave Sim said in his latest thing of his, 'when you're on the right track you'll know it, but until you get there, you have to believe you're on the right track'. Interesting little conundrum. It's not easy. – Eddie Campbell
  3. When we recorded our first album sixteen track machines were the thing. – John Deacon
  4. I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write. – Laurell K. Hamilton
  5. I am an artist. The track is my canvas, and the car is my brush. – Graham Hill
  6. It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year -round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field- we just went from one sport to the next, year -round. – Rafer Johnson
  7. Around the property I have here, I'm about to put an all weather race track I'm about to build stables. I'm about to ship over a couple of my thoroughbreds from England. – Davy Jones
  8. We all know that China is industrializing at a growth rate of 8 to 10 percent per year. China is on track to pass the U. S. as the largest economy in the world in 20 to 25 years, and China is determined to give its people a chance at this high standard of living that we enjoy. – John Olver
  9. You know, it's always good to have seen a track before, just to kind of know where the little bumps are here and there, and just the general feel for the size. – Danica Patrick
  10. I believe that the capital of the Republic of Albania is a suitable venue for discussing the dialogue among religions and civilizations, notably in the countries of South East Europe, because we are well familiar with this country's track record of religious tolerance. – Georgi Purvanov
  11. Even if you are on the right track you will get run over if you just sit there. – John Ray
  12. The time between appearances for us is so great that we lose track of it. It would be like watching "Ben Hur" at one frame a second. There would be long periods of time where absolutely nothing was going on. – Dwight Schultz
  13. But time has set its maggot on their track – Dylan Thomas
  14. I love Logic Audio and have been using it for years. All my track outputs used to come up on my old board in the same order as in the old Mac G4- 1 through 32, came up as 1 through 32, for instance. – Tony Visconti
  15. As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I'm writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I'll just sit and roll tape. – Bernie Worrell

Usage examples for track

  1. " Yes; you told me from the first that we were on the wrong track was the reply. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  2. Because we don't want to let Beecher's crowd know that we are on the track of the idol of gold. – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  3. " He mentioned you," said Mr. Bobbsey, " but he said he had lost track of you." – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
  4. I can't make out exactly, but I think a clear track – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  5. That was simple enough, I know; but we were on his track before that. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  6. Because it runs on time and on a track it can't do anything but be late. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  7. Perhaps the knowledge that Dungaree was on his track induced him to do this. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  8. I returned along the same track more than six weeks afterwards. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  9. " But surely you must have made some sort of a track leading away from it," said Jim, " unless you fly out!" – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  10. Now, if a thought goes round through the brain a thousand times in a day, it will have worn as deep a track as one which has passed through it once a week for twenty years. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  11. " This," he said, " is the track of a deer. – When Buffalo Ran by George Bird Grinnell
  12. But there was the broken track – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  13. Can't you keep to the track for another two months?" – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  14. They were standing in the track talking together. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. Before she could get off the track the train came along. – Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures by David Cory
  16. When I was coming from school, I saw him walking along the track – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  17. " However, perhaps you have put me on the track he went on. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. There wasn't any use of anyone telling us to go slow, this wasn't any fast track – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  19. We'll set the police on his track – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  20. And there was the old track and the easy money. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White

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