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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trailing, trackingnoun

    the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind


  1. trailingadjective

    to converge in the direction of travel


  1. trailing

    Trailing generally refers to following behind or coming after something or someone. It could also refer to the situation of being behind in a race, competition, or any comparative context. Moreover, in botany, it describes a plant that grows along the ground without ascending any support. Finally, in finance, 'trailing' is used when referring to past figures or performance, like "trailing earnings" or "trailing returns".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trailing

    of Trail

  2. Trailing

    a. & vb. n. from Trail

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  1. ringtail

  2. trialing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of trailing in a Sentence

  1. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images -RRB- His:

    I just got back and made an incredible play, i was just trying to gather the ball. Most of the time on a break like that, if you block it, they might have a player trailing to get the ball and lay it up. It worked out perfect for me. Now I ’m probably all over the internet for it.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    If we learn how to eliminate the destructive upshots of matters and events, we can bounce back from misfortunes and spring back into shape. Grumbling and trailing on the ground are only a waste of time. ("Steaming ahead" )

  3. Xiao Ruoteng:

    Actually, today through my first five rotations I showed quite a high standard, i wanted to add difficulty to my all-around, and going to the high bar I was trailing by about 0.5 so I was weighing up adding difficulty and I decided to do so.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Though Sensex has gone up, yet the price of 99.5% shares has not risen and is still trailing at bottom level. Does it not mean that Sensex is not a reflection of share price

  5. George Stephanopoulos:

    The president is approaching his State of the Union in a pretty difficult political position right now, 37% approval rating, Democrats trailing badly in the midterm polling, a majority in our recent poll out this morning even question the president’s mental capacity. How is he going to turn that around on Tuesday night? And how much has his State of the Union been changed by this war in Ukraine?

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    an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
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