What does Track mean?

Definitions for Track

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Track.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. path, track, course(noun)

    a line or route along which something travels or moves

    "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river"

  2. lead, track, trail(noun)

    evidence pointing to a possible solution

    "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"

  3. track(noun)

    a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

  4. racetrack, racecourse, raceway, track(noun)

    a course over which races are run

  5. cut, track(noun)

    a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc

    "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"

  6. track, caterpillar track, caterpillar tread(noun)

    an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground

  7. track, data track(noun)

    (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data

  8. track(noun)

    a groove on a phonograph recording

  9. track, rail, rails, runway(noun)

    a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

  10. track, cart track, cartroad(noun)

    any road or path affording passage especially a rough one

  11. track, running(verb)

    the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track

  12. track(verb)

    carry on the feet and deposit

    "track mud into the house"

  13. track(verb)

    observe or plot the moving path of something

    "track a missile"

  14. 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"

  15. traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across(verb)

    travel across or pass over

    "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

  16. track(verb)

    make tracks upon


  1. track(Noun)

    A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.

  2. track(Noun)

    A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.

  3. track(Noun)

    The entire lower surface of the foot; said of birds, etc.

  4. track(Noun)

    A road; a beaten path.

  5. track(Noun)

    Course; way; as, the track of a comet.

  6. track(Noun)

    A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.

  7. track(Noun)

    The permanent way; the rails.

  8. track(Noun)

    A tract or area, as of land.

  9. track(Noun)

    The distance between two opposite wheels on a same axletree (also track width)

  10. track(Verb)

    To observe the (measured) state of an object over time

  11. track(Verb)

    To monitor the movement of a person or object.

  12. track(Verb)

    To discover the location of a person or object (usually in the form track down).

  13. track(Verb)

    To follow the tracks of.

    My uncle spent all day tracking the deer.

  14. track(Noun)

    Short for caterpillar track.

  15. track(Noun)

    The pitch.

  16. track(Noun)

    Sound stored on a record.

  17. track(Noun)

    The physical track on a record.

  18. track(Noun)

    A song or other relatively short piece of music, on a record, separated from others by a short silence

  19. track(Noun)

    Circular (never-ending) data storage unit on a side of magnetic or optical disk, divided into sectors.

  20. track(Noun)

    The racing events of track and field; track and field in general.

    I'm going to try out for track next week.

  21. track(Noun)

    A session talk on a conference.

  22. Origin: (noun) From trac (French: traque), from a Germanic source akin to Old Norse traðk "trodden place, track" (norw. trakke "to trample"), Dutch: trek, Middle Low German: treck.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Track(noun)

    a mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel

  2. Track(noun)

    a mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint

  3. Track(noun)

    the entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc

  4. Track(noun)

    a road; a beaten path

  5. Track(noun)

    course; way; as, the track of a comet

  6. Track(noun)

    a path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc

  7. Track(noun)

    the permanent way; the rails

  8. Track(noun)

    a tract or area, as of land

  9. Track(verb)

    to follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow

  10. Track(verb)

    to draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow


  1. Track

    On an optical disc, a track (CD) or title is a subdivision of its content. Specifically, it is a consecutive set of sectors on the disc containing a block of data. One session may contain one or more tracks of the same or different types. There are several kinds of tracks, and there is also a sub-track index for finding points within a track.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Track

    trak, v.t. to follow by marks or footsteps: to tow: to traverse: to make marks upon.—n. a mark left: footprint: a beaten path: course laid out for horse, foot, or bicycle races: the two continuous lines of rails on which railway carriages run.—ns. Track′age, a drawing or towing, as of a boat; Track′-boat, a boat towed by a line from the shore; Track′-clear′er, a guard in front of the wheels of a locomotive, &c., to clear any obstruction from the track; Track′er, one who, or that which, tracks; Track′-lay′er, a workman engaged in laying railway-tracks.—adj. Track′less, without a path: untrodden.—adv. Track′lessly.—ns. Track′lessness; Track′man, one who has charge of a railway-track; Track′-road, a towing-path; Track′-walk′er, a trackman having charge of a certain section of railway-track.—In one's tracks, just where one stands; Make tracks, to go away hastily, to decamp; Make tracks for, to go after; Off the track, derailed, of a railway carriage, &c.: away from the proper subject. [Fr. trac—Dut. trek, draught, trekken, to draw.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. track

    1. A series of related contacts displayed on a data display console or other display device. 2. To display or record the successive positions of a moving object. 3. To lock onto a point of radiation and obtain guidance therefrom. 4. To keep a gun properly aimed, or to point continuously a target-locating instrument at a moving target. 5. The actual path of an aircraft above or a ship on the surface of the Earth. The course is the path that is planned; the track is the path that is actually taken. 6. One of the two endless belts on which a full-track or half-track vehicle runs. 7. A metal part forming a path for a moving object; e.g., the track around the inside of a vehicle for moving a mounted machine gun.


  1. Track

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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. track

    In gunnery, by track is understood the distance between the furrows formed by the wheels of artillery carriages in the ground. It is important that the track should be the same for all carriages likely to travel the same road, in order that the wheels of one carriage may follow in the furrows formed by those of its predecessor, and thereby prevent a loss of tractile force. The track of artillery carriages is 5 feet, and the extreme length of the axle-tree is 61⁄2 feet for field-, and 63⁄4 feet for siege-carriages.

Editors Contribution

  1. track

    A line, route, course or path on which something moves.

    The track was easy to navigate for the electric train.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Track' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1840

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Track' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2062

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Track' in Nouns Frequency: #613

How to pronounce Track?

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How to say Track in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Track in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Track in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Track in a Sentence

  1. Craig Hilton-Taylor:

    We are not on track.

  2. Francois Carrard:

    Our progress is on track.

  3. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

    Given this forecast track.

  4. Katie Greer:

    It's a lot to keep track of.

  5. Bjorn Hanson:

    Management does track those.

Images & Illustrations of Track

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Translations for Track

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  • مسارArabic
  • stopa, cesta, dráha, kolej, sledovat, najít, objevit, vystopovat, vypátrat, stopovatCzech
  • sporeDanish
  • Fußspur, verfolgenGerman
  • κομμάτι, αυλακιά, τροχιά, ίχνος, μετατρόχιο, μονοπάτι, ατραπός, πατημασιά, στίβος, ράγα, πίσταGreek
  • troviEsperanto
  • rastro, vía, surco, huella, pistaSpanish
  • مسیرPersian
  • jälki, jalkapohja, polku, rata, kenttä, ääniraita, raita, yleisurheilu, jalanjälki, kulku-ura, raideleveys, syöttö, seurata, jäljittää, varjostaaFinnish
  • empreinte, route, voie, trace, marque, sillon, sentier, chemin, pisteFrench
  • sligheScottish Gaelic
  • עקב, שביל, נתיב, מסלול, עקבותHebrew
  • ट्रैकHindi
  • nyomon kHungarian
  • հետք, ուղի, վազքուղի, շավիղ, ռելսուղիArmenian
  • jalurIndonesian
  • lagIcelandic
  • scia, tracciamento, sentiero, mulattiera, pista, traccia, passo, sessione, pista battuta, viottolo, impronta, binario, solco, discorso, rintracciare, seguire, tracciare, monitorareItalian
  • מַסלוּלHebrew
  • 追, トラックJapanese
  • 선로Korean
  • vestigium, GloriaLatin
  • maheu, makenu, mokenuMāori
  • трага, патека, пат, коловоз, нумера, стапкаMacedonian
  • jejak, jalanMalay
  • voetspoor, spoorDutch
  • sporNorwegian
  • torPolish
  • rastro, faixa, pista, pegada, monitorar, rastrearPortuguese
  • pistă de circulație, bandă rutieră, drum, urmăriRomanian
  • трек, дорожка, след, дорога, тропа, трасса, путь, тракт, колеяRussian
  • koľajSlovak
  • spåraSwedish
  • பாடல்Tamil
  • ลู่Thai
  • izTurkish
  • трекUkrainian
  • ٹریکUrdu
  • đường rayVietnamese
  • שפּורYiddish
  • 跟踪Chinese

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