What does track mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. lead, track, trailnoun

    evidence pointing to a possible solution

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

  3. tracknoun

    a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

  4. racetrack, racecourse, raceway, tracknoun

    a course over which races are run

  5. cut, tracknoun

    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 treadnoun

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

  7. 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

  8. tracknoun

    a groove on a phonograph recording

  9. 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

  10. track, cart track, cartroadnoun

    any road or path affording passage especially a rough one

  11. track, runningverb

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

  12. trackverb

    carry on the feet and deposit

    "track mud into the house"

  13. trackverb

    observe or plot the moving path of something

    "track a missile"

  14. 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"

  15. 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"

  16. trackverb

    make tracks upon


  1. tracknoun

    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. tracknoun

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

  3. tracknoun

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

  4. tracknoun

    A road; a beaten path.

  5. tracknoun

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

  6. tracknoun

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

  7. tracknoun

    The permanent way; the rails.

  8. tracknoun

    A tract or area, as of land.

  9. tracknoun

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

  10. trackverb

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

  11. trackverb

    To monitor the movement of a person or object.

  12. trackverb

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

  13. trackverb

    To follow the tracks of.

    My uncle spent all day tracking the deer.

  14. tracknoun

    Short for caterpillar track.

  15. tracknoun

    The pitch.

  16. tracknoun

    Sound stored on a record.

  17. tracknoun

    The physical track on a record.

  18. tracknoun

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

  19. tracknoun

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

  20. tracknoun

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

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

  21. tracknoun

    A session talk on a conference.

  22. 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

  1. Tracknoun

    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.

  2. To Trackverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tracknoun

    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. Tracknoun

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

  3. Tracknoun

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

  4. Tracknoun

    a road; a beaten path

  5. Tracknoun

    course; way; as, the track of a comet

  6. Tracknoun

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

  7. Tracknoun

    the permanent way; the rails

  8. Tracknoun

    a tract or area, as of land

  9. Trackverb

    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. Trackverb

    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.

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

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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. Bill Marler:

    This tells me that the number of ill is likely going to go up because the HUS cases are easier to track.

  2. Tim Duy:

    George will essentially be seen as a centrist, given that the Fed is on track to raise rates at least two more times this year, having George as a voting member is not going to alter the outcome.

  3. Hyunsoo Shawn Je:

    These experiments are the first to recreate the distinctive features of Parkinson’s disease that we see only in human patients, we have created a new model of the pathology involved, which will allow us to track how the disease develops and how it might be slowed down or stopped.

  4. Celine Gounder:

    We're also all taxpayers and the amount of resources that are now being used in California per se as a result of the Disneyland outbreak, there's a tremendous amount of resources to track down everybody who's been in contact with those cases, if you end up on a ventilator in intensive care because you have measles, if you have a brain infection that causes lifelong brain damage, that's a burden on all of us.

  5. Chip Ganassi:

    Alex's track record speaks for itself, he's a proven champion and one of the most formidable drivers in the world. We are very excited to continue working together.

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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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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. ectomorphic
    • B. elusive
    • C. proprietary
    • D. incumbent

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