Definitions of trail

  1. To draw along lightly; drag or draw after; follow the trail of; trace; creep, as a plant.
  2. To hunt by the track; to track.
  3. To draw or drag, as along the ground.
  4. To carry, as a firearm, with the breech near the ground and the upper part inclined forward, the piece being held by the right hand near the middle.
  5. To tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to lay flat.
  6. To take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon.
  7. To draw along the ground: to hunt by tracking.
  8. To draw along the ground.
  9. To be drawn out in length; to follow after.
  10. To grow to great length, especially when slender and creeping upon the ground, as a plant; to run or climb.
  11. To fall or extend behind; as, her dress trails; to grown or climb at great length; as, the vine trails along the fence; to follow; to go along in a leisurely fashion.
  12. To be drawn out in length: to run or climb as a plant.
  13. To be drawn out or along.
  14. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; " The toddler was trailing his pants"
  15. drag along heavily or wearily; " The tired man seemed to trail his limbs after himself"
  16. hang down so as to drag along the ground; " The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
  17. To hunt by the track; to draw along the ground; to carry, as arms, in an oblique forward position, with the butt just above the ground; to tread down grass by walking through; to lay flat.
  18. To draw along the ground or behind; to draw; to drag; to be drawn out in length.
  19. a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
  20. a track or mark left by something that has passed; " there as a trail of blood"; " a tear left its trail on her cheek"
  21. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; " The toddler was trailing his pants"; " She trained her long scarf behind her"
  22. move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly; " John trailed behind behis class mates"; " The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
  23. A track left by man or beast; a track followed by the hunter; a scent on the ground by the animal pursued; as, a deer trail.
  24. A footpath or road track through a wilderness or wild region; as, an Indian trail over the plains.
  25. Anything drawn out to a length; as, the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.
  26. Anything drawn behind in long undulations; a train.
  27. Anything drawn along, as a vehicle.
  28. That part of the stock of a gun carriage which rests on the ground when the piece is unlimbered. See Illust. of Gun carriage, under Gun.
  29. The act of taking advantage of the ignorance of a person; an imposition.
  30. The entrails of a fowl, especially of game, as the woodcock, and the like; - applied also, sometimes, to the entrails of sheep.
  31. A track left by a person or an animal; a footpath or track through a wilderness; anything dragged on the ground.
  32. Trailer.
  33. Anything drawn out in length: track followed by the hunter.
  34. Anything drawn out; track followed in hunting; trace left by crawling or dragging.
  35. The track left by anything drawn over a surface; a track; beaten path.
  36. Anything trailed; a train, as of a gown.
  37. The track followed by the hunter; the marks or scent left by any animal by which it may be pursed; anything drawn to length; that part of the stock of a gun- carriage which rests on the ground when the piece is unlimbered; entrails of certain birds, as of a snipe or woodcock.