Meaning of TRACK in English


Function: transitive verb

Date: 1565

1 a : to follow the tracks or traces of : TRAIL b : to search for by following evidence until found < track down the source>

2 a : to follow by vestiges : TRACE b : to observe or plot the moving path of (as a spacecraft or missile) often instrumentally

3 : to travel over : TRAVERSE < track a desert>

4 a : to make tracks upon b : to carry (as mud) on the feet and deposit

5 : to keep track of (as a trend) : FOLLOW

intransitive verb

1 : TRAVEL <a comet track ing eastward>

2 a of a phonograph needle : to follow the groove undulations of a recording b of a pair of wheels (1) : to maintain a constant distance apart on the straightaway (2) : to fit a track or rails c of a rear wheel of a vehicle : to follow accurately the corresponding fore wheel on a straightaway

3 : to leave tracks (as on a floor)

– track · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.