Definitions for tracerˈtreɪ sər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trac•erˈtreɪ sər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that traces.

  2. a person whose business or work is the tracing of missing property, parcels, persons, etc.

  3. an inquiry sent from point to point to trace a missing shipment, parcel, or the like.

  4. a projectile, as a bullet, containing a chemical substance that leaves a trail of fire or smoke.

    Category: Military

  5. a substance, esp. a radioactive one, traced through a biological, chemical, or physical system in order to study the system.

    Category: Chemistry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tracer(noun)

    an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods

  2. tracer(noun)

    an instrument used to make tracings

  3. tracer(noun)

    (radiology) any radioactive isotope introduced into the body to study metabolism or other biological processes

  4. tracer, tracer bullet(noun)

    ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke


  1. tracer(Noun)

    A chemical used to track the progress or history of a natural process.

  2. tracer(Noun)

    A piece of ammunition for a firearm that contains magnesium or another flammable substance arranged such that it will burn and produce a visible trail when fired at night.

  3. tracer(Noun)

    The act of tracking or investigating something.

  4. tracer(Noun)

    A person who traces something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tracer(noun)

    one who, or that which, traces


  1. Tracer

    Tracer is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe, in which he is an enemy of Spider-Man. His first appearance was in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1.

Anagrams of tracer

  1. crater, Crater

  2. carter, Carter

  3. Crater

Translations for tracer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make a plan, map, graph etc of

The navigator plotted the course of the ship.

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