Definitions for TRAILtreɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to drag or let drag along the ground or other surface; draw or drag along behind.
to bring or have floating after itself or oneself:
a racing car trailing clouds of dust.
to follow the track, trail, or scent of; track.
to follow along behind (another), as in a race.
(v.i.)to be drawn or dragged along the ground or some other surface:
The bridal gown trailed across the floor.
to hang down loosely from something.
to stream from or float after something moving, as dust, smoke, and sparks do.
to follow as if drawn along.
to go slowly, lazily, or wearily along.
to pass or extend in a straggling line.
to change gradually or wander from a course, so as to become weak, ineffectual, etc. (usu. fol. by off or away):
Her voice trailed off into silence.
to arrive or be last.
to be losing in a contest.
to follow a track or scent, as of game.
(of a plant) to extend itself in growth along the ground rather than taking root or clinging by tendrils, etc.
(n.)a path or track made in overgrown or rough terrain by the passage of people or animals.
the track, scent, or the like, left by an animal, person, or thing.
something that is trailed or that trails behind, as the train of a skirt or robe.
a stream of dust, smoke, light, people, vehicles, etc., behind something moving.
either of two rearward-facing parts of an artillery piece, spread out on the ground for support when the piece is fired.
Origin of trail:
1275–1325; ME: to draw or drag in the rear; cf. OE træglian to tear off, c. MD traghelen to drag
a track or mark left by something that has passed
"there as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"
a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
lead, track, trail(verb)
evidence pointing to a possible solution
"the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back(verb)
to lag or linger behind
"But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track(verb)
go after with the intent to catch
"The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
"John trailed behind his class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
hang down so as to drag along the ground
"The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground
"The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a path in the woods, mountains, etc. for walking or climbing
a mountain trail; a hiking trail
marks left by a person or animal as it moves
They followed the wild boar trail.
to follow sb
Police are trailing the suspects.; a group of kids trailing along behind their mothers
to pull or be pulled along behind
a boy trailing his scarf along the floor; a boat with a rope trailing behind it
The track or indication marking the route followed by something that has passed, such as the footprints of animal on land or the contrail of an airplane in the sky.
A route for travel over land, especially a narrow, unpaved pathway for use by hikers, horseback riders, etc.
A trailer broadcast on television for a forthcoming film or programme.
To follow behind (someone or something); to tail (someone or something).
The hunters trailed their prey deep into the woods.
To drag (something) behind on the ground.
You'll get your coat all muddy if you trail it around like that.
To leave (a trail of).
He walked into the house, soaking wet, and trailed water all over the place.
To show a trailer of (a film, TV show etc.); to release or publish a preview of (a report etc.) in advance of the full publication.
To be losing, to be behind in a competition.
Origin: trahere, to drag along
to hunt by the track; to track
to draw or drag, as along the ground
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
to tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to lay flat
to take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon
to be drawn out in length; to follow after
to grow to great length, especially when slender and creeping upon the ground, as a plant; to run or climb
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
a footpath or road track through a wilderness or wild region; as, an Indian trail over the plains
anything drawn out to a length; as, the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke
anything drawn behind in long undulations; a train
anything drawn along, as a vehicle
a frame for trailing plants; a trellis
the entrails of a fowl, especially of game, as the woodcock, and the like; -- applied also, sometimes, to the entrails of sheep
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
the act of taking advantage of the ignorance of a person; an imposition
Trail is a city in the West Kootenay region of the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.
British National Corpus
Word rank popularity for 'TRAIL' among Nouns Frequency: #2342
Word rank popularity for 'TRAIL' among Verbs Frequency: #1036
Translations for TRAIL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a track (of an animal)
The trail was easy for the hunters to follow.
- مَسْلَك، مَسار، أثَرArabic
- rastroPortuguese (BR)
- die FährteGerman
- χνάρι ζώουGreek
- pista, rastroSpanish
- رد پا؛ دنبالهFarsi
- वन या जंगल में पगडंडी रास्ताHindi
- 지나간 자국Korean
- spor, farNorwegian
- رد پا؛ دنبالهPersian
- د پښی پل، تعقیبولPashto
- 足跡Chinese (Trad.)
- слід, хвістUkrainian
- جانور کا راستہUrdu
- dấu vếtVietnamese
- 足迹Chinese (Simp.)
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