Track Definition

trăk
tracked, tracking, tracks
noun
tracks
A mark or series of marks or other discoverable evidence left by a person, animal, or thing that has passed, as a footprint, wheel rut, wake of a boat, etc.
Webster's New World
A trace or vestige.
Webster's New World
A path along which something moves; a course.
Following the track of an airplane on radar.
American Heritage
A beaten path or trail left by the repeated passage of persons, animals, or vehicles.
Webster's New World
A course or line of motion or action; route; path; way.
To double back on one's tracks.
Webster's New World
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verb
tracked, tracking, tracks
To run in the same (width) track.
Webster's New World
To follow the track or footprints of.
To track game.
Webster's New World
To leave marks made of (dirt or mud, for example) on a surface.
The dog tracked mud on the rug.
American Heritage
To have a (specified) width between the wheels.
A narrow-gauge car tracks less than 56 inches.
Webster's New World
To leave marks on (a floor, for example) when moving or traversing.
You're tracking up my nice clean floor!
American Heritage
Antonyms:
run away
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idiom
in (one's) tracks
  • Exactly where one is standing:

    stopped him right in his tracks.

American Heritage
dead in one's tracks
  • abruptly, as from being stunned or otherwise rendered unable to proceed

    his insult stopped me in my tracks

Webster's New World
keep track of
  • to keep an account of; stay informed about
Webster's New World
lose track of
  • to fail to keep informed about; lose sight or knowledge of
Webster's New World
make tracks
  • to proceed or depart hurriedly
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Track

Noun

Singular:
track
Plural:
tracks

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Track

Origin of Track

  • Middle English trak from Old French trac perhaps of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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