Definitions for tracker

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a pair of parallel lines of rails with their crossties, on which a railroad train, trolley, or the like runs.

    Category: Railroads

  2. a wheel rut.

  3. evidence, as a mark or a series of marks, that something has passed.

  4. Usu., tracks. footprints or other marks left by an animal, person, or vehicle.

  5. a path made or beaten by or as if by the feet of people or animals; trail.

  6. a course or route followed; line of travel.

  7. a course of action, conduct, or procedure.

  8. a series or sequence of events or ideas.

  9. a caterpillar tread.

    Category: Transportation

  10. a course laid out for running or racing. the group of sports performed on such a course, as running or hurdling, as distinguished from field events. both track and field events as a whole.

    Category: Sport

  11. a band of recorded sound laid along the length of a magnetic tape. a discrete, separate recording that is combined with other parts of a musical recording to produce the final aural version.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Hi-Fi and Audio

    Ref: band2 (def. 5). 2 6

  12. the distance between the centers of the treads of either the front or rear wheels of a motor vehicle.

    Category: Automotive

  13. one of a number of concentric rings on the surface of a floppy disk, or other computer storage medium, along which data are recorded.

    Category: Computers

  14. tracks,Slang. needle marks on the skin of a drug user caused by habitual injections.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  15. a metal strip or rail along which something, as lighting or a curtain, can be mounted or moved.

    Category: Furniture

  16. a study program or level of curriculum to which a student is assigned on the basis of aptitude or need; academic course or path.

    Category: Education

  17. (v.t.)to follow or pursue the track, traces, or footprints of.

  18. to follow (a track, course, etc.).

  19. to leave footprints on (often fol. by up):

    to track the floor with muddy shoes.

  20. to make a trail of footprints with (dirt, snow, or the like).

  21. to monitor the course or path of (an aircraft, satellite, star, etc.), as by radar or radio signals.

    Category: Aeronautics

  22. to follow the course of progress of; keep track of.

  23. (v.i.)to follow or pursue a track or trail.

  24. to run in the same track, as the wheels of a vehicle.

    Category: Transportation

  25. to be in alignment, as one gearwheel with another.

    Category: Machinery

  26. to have a specified span between wheels or runners.

    Category: Transportation

  27. to follow the undulations in the grooves of a phonograph record.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  28. track down, to pursue until caught or captured; follow.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for track:

  1. keep track,to remain aware; keep informed.

    Category: Idiom

  2. lose track,to fail to keep informed; neglect to keep a record.

    Category: Idiom

  3. make tracks, hurry.

    Category: Idiom

  4. off the track,departing from the objective or the subject at hand; astray.

    Category: Idiom

  5. on the track of,in search or pursuit of; close upon.

    Category: Idiom

  6. the wrong (or right ) side of the tracks,the unfashionable, unacceptable (or fashionable, acceptable) part of a city or other community.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of track:

1425–75; late ME trak (n.) < MF trac, perh. < ON trathk trodden spot; cf. Norw trakke to trample; akin to tread


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tracker(noun)

    someone who tracks down game


  1. tracker(Noun)

    One who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game.

  2. tracker(Noun)

    In the organ, a light strip of wood connecting (in path) a key and a pallet, to communicate motion by pulling.

  3. tracker(Noun)

    A type of computer software for composing music by aligning samples on parallel timelines.

  4. tracker(Noun)

    A musician who writes music in a tracker.

  5. tracker(Noun)

    A computer program that monitors something.

  6. tracker(Noun)

    A tracker mortgage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tracker(noun)

    one who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game

  2. Tracker(noun)

    in the organ, a light strip of wood connecting (in path) a key and a pallet, to communicate motion by pulling


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