Definition of track
What does the word track mean?
part of speech: noun, transitive verb
Continuous line, series of marks, left by person, animal, or thing, in passing along, (pl.) such marks, esp. footprints, as watched the broad t. of departing ship, followed his t. through the snow, am on his t. (in pursuit of him, fig. in possession of clue to his conduct, designs, &c.), presently came on some more of his tt.; course taken, as followed in his t., indicated the t. in which we were to go, t. of a comet; path, esp. one beaten by use, (fig.) course of life or routine, as a rough t. runs round the hill-side, covered with sheep-tt., afraid to leave the beaten t. (of ordinary life; also lit.); prepared racing-path, esp. cinder-t. (for runners); continuous line of railway, as single, double, t., one pair, two pairs, of rails; in one\'s tt. (slang), where one stands, there& then; make tt. (slang), go or run away, make off; make tt. for (slang), go in pursuit of, go after; off the t., off the scent, (fig.) away from the subject; t.-clearer, kinds of device attached to locomotive, mowing-machine, &c., for clearing t. in front or behind. Hence trackless a., tracklessly adv., tracklessness n. (V.t.) follow the t. of (animal. person, to lair &c.); t. down, reach, capture, by tracking; trace, makeout (course, development, &c.) by vestiges; tow (boat) by rope &c. from bank. Hence tracker n. [French]