Track

Definition of Track

n.1.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.
The bright track of his fiery car.
- Shak.
2.A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.
Far from track of men.
- Milton.
3.(Zool.) The entire lower surface of the foot; - said of birds, etc.
4.A road; a beaten path.
Behold Torquatus the same track pursue.
- Dryden.
5.Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
6.A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.
7.(Railroad) The permanent way; the rails.
8.A tract or area, as of land.
Track scale
a railway scale. See under Railway.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. tracked ; p. pr. & vb. n. tracking.]
It was often found impossible to track the robbers to their retreats among the hills and morasses.
- Macaulay.
2.(Naut.) To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow.

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