Trail Meaning and Definition


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Trail meaning

Word: Trail

How to pronounce: treɪl

Noun

Definitions:

1. A mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something.

Example sentences: "A trail of blood on the grass"

2. A long thin part or line stretching behind or hanging down from something.

Example sentences: "Smoke trails"

3. A beaten path through rough country such as a forest or moor.

Example sentences: "Country parks with nature trails"

4. The rear end of a gun carriage, resting or sliding on the ground when the gun is unlimbered.

5. Short for trailer (sense 2 of the noun)

Verb

Definitions:

1. Draw or be drawn along the ground or other surface behind someone or something.

Example sentences: "Alex trailed a hand through the clear water"

2. Walk or move slowly or wearily.

Example sentences: "She trailed behind, whimpering at intervals"

3. Follow (a person or animal), typically by using marks, signs, or scent left behind.

Example sentences: "Sam suspected they were trailing him"

4. Be losing to an opponent in a game or contest.

Example sentences: "The Packers were trailing 10–6 at halftime"

5. Advertise (something, especially a film or program) in advance by broadcasting extracts or details.

Example sentences: "The bank's plans have been extensively trailed"

6. Apply (slip) through a nozzle or spout to decorate ceramic ware.


Synonyms:

path

route

pathway

highway

footpath

course

piste

trace

track

lane

imprint

shadow

sign

spoor

drag

run

lead

tail

chase

follow

pursue

hang back

get behind


Derivations:

trailed

trailing

trailer


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Trail in Other Languages...

Spanish: Sendero

German: Trail

French: Sentier

Italian: Sentiero

Turkish: Yol


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