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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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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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