What does Track mean?
Definitions for Track
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Track.
path, track, coursenoun
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"
lead, track, trailnoun
evidence pointing to a possible solution
"the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
racetrack, racecourse, raceway, tracknoun
a course over which races are run
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"
track, caterpillar track, caterpillar treadnoun
an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground
track, data tracknoun
(computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
a groove on a phonograph recording
track, rail, rails, runwaynoun
a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
track, cart track, cartroadnoun
any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
carry on the feet and deposit
"track mud into the house"
observe or plot the moving path of something
"track a missile"
chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackverb
go after with the intent to catch
"The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut acrossverb
travel across or pass over
"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
make tracks upon
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.
A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.
The entire lower surface of the foot; said of birds, etc.
A road; a beaten path.
Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.
The permanent way; the rails.
A tract or area, as of land.
The distance between two opposite wheels on a same axletree (also track width)
To observe the (measured) state of an object over time
To monitor the movement of a person or object.
To discover the location of a person or object (usually in the form track down).
To follow the tracks of.
My uncle spent all day tracking the deer.
Short for caterpillar track.
Sound stored on a record.
The physical track on a record.
A song or other relatively short piece of music, on a record, separated from others by a short silence
Circular (never-ending) data storage unit on a side of magnetic or optical disk, divided into sectors.
The racing events of track and field; track and field in general.
I'm going to try out for track next week.
A session talk on a conference.
Etymology: (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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: trac, old French; traccia, Italian.
Following the track of Satan. John Milton.
Hung by the neck and hair, and dragg’d around,
The hostile spear yet sticking in his wound,
With tracks of blood inscrib’d the dusty ground. Dryden.
Consider the exterior frame of the globe, if we may find any tracks or footsteps of wisdom in its constitution. Richard Bentley.
With track oblique sidelong he works his way. John Milton.
Behold Torquatus the same track persue,
And next, the two devoted Decii view. John Dryden, Æn.
To follow by the footsteps or marks left in the way.
Etymology: from the noun.
As shepherd’s cur that in dark evening’s shade
Hath tracked forth some savage beast’s treade. Fa. Queen.
He was not only a professed imitator of Quintus Horatius Flaccus, but a learned plagiary in all the others; you track him everywhere in their snow. Dryden.
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
a mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint
the entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc
a road; a beaten path
course; way; as, the track of a comet
a path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc
the permanent way; the rails
a tract or area, as of land
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
to draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow
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
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. 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.
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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Track is ranked #99378 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Track surname appeared 182 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Track.
41.2% or 75 total occurrences were White.
34.6% or 63 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
12.6% or 23 total occurrences were Black.
4.9% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
3.3% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
3.3% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Track' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1840
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Track' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2062
Rank popularity for the word 'Track' in Nouns Frequency: #613
The numerical value of Track in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Track in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Track in a Sentence
When the government orders people not to talk about what it’s doing, it’s hard to keep track of what it’s doing. That’s what the First Amendment is intended to prevent.
Tom’s creativity, strong talent relationships and track record of enduring films and commercial success are unparalleled in this industry and exactly what we are looking for to grow our film business.
We will continue with the business as long as we are on track with the scenario of breaking even next year onwards … Otherwise, we haven’t eliminated the consideration of alternative options.
The president of the United States has authorized and ordered this track, it is the president’s desire to test whether or not the Russians are prepared to do what they said during our negotiations in Moscow that they will do.
The possibility that the United States and China can get the trade talks on track ... is raising hopes that they might actually get some type of deal, that's why we are seeing this big rebound in prices.
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Translations for Track
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- stopa, cesta, dráha, kolej, sledovat, najít, objevit, vystopovat, vypátrat, stopovatCzech
- Fußspur, verfolgenGerman
- κομμάτι, αυλακιά, τροχιά, ίχνος, μετατρόχιο, μονοπάτι, ατραπός, πατημασιά, στίβος, ράγα, πίσταGreek
- rastro, vía, surco, huella, pistaSpanish
- 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
- nyomon kHungarian
- հետք, ուղի, վազքուղի, շավիղ, ռելսուղիArmenian
- scia, tracciamento, sentiero, mulattiera, pista, traccia, passo, sessione, pista battuta, viottolo, impronta, binario, solco, discorso, rintracciare, seguire, tracciare, monitorareItalian
- 追, トラックJapanese
- vestigium, GloriaLatin
- maheu, makenu, mokenuMāori
- трага, патека, пат, коловоз, нумера, стапкаMacedonian
- jejak, jalanMalay
- voetspoor, spoorDutch
- rastro, faixa, pista, pegada, monitorar, rastrearPortuguese
- pistă de circulație, bandă rutieră, drum, urmăriRomanian
- трек, дорожка, след, дорога, тропа, трасса, путь, тракт, колеяRussian
- đường rayVietnamese
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