a just detectable amount
he speaks French with a trace of an accent|a hint mockery in her manner|a tint of glamour
Synonym: hint, suggestion, tint
an indication that something has been present
there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim|a tincture of condescension
a suggestion of some quality
there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone|he detected a ghost of a smile on her face
Synonym: ghost, touch
a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
Synonym: tracing
either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba|trace the student's progress|trace one's ancestry
Synonym: follow
make a mark or lines on a surface
draw a line|trace the outline of a figure in the sand
to go back over again
we retraced the route we took last summer|trace your path
Synonym: retrace
pursue or chase relentlessly
The hunters traced the deer into the woods|the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him
Synonym: hound, hunt
discover traces of
She traced the circumstances of her birth
make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
The children traced along the edge of the dark forest|The women traced the pasture
copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of
trace a design|trace a pattern
read with difficulty
Can you decipher this letter?|The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs
Synonym: decipher