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Noun: track  trak
  1. A line or route along which something travels or moves
    "the track of an animal";
    - path, course
     
  2. Evidence pointing to a possible solution
    - lead, trail
     
  3. A pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
     
  4. A course over which races are run
    - racetrack, racecourse, raceway
     
  5. A distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
    "the title track of the album";
    - cut
     
  6. An endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground
    - caterpillar track, caterpillar tread
     
  7. (computing) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
    - data track
     
  8. A groove on a phonograph recording
     
  9. A bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railway cars or other vehicles can roll
    - rail, rails, runway
     
  10. Any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
    - cart track, cartroad
     
  11. The act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
    - running
Verb: track  trak
  1. Carry on the feet and deposit
    "track mud into the house"
     
  2. Observe or plot the moving path of something
    "track a missile"
     
  3. Go after with the intent to catch
    "The policeman tracked the mugger down the alley";
    - chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after
     
  4. Travel across or pass over
    "The caravan tracked almost 100 miles each day";
    - traverse, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
     
  5. Make tracks upon

Derived forms: tracked, tracking, tracks

Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], bar, belt, bring in, channel, course, create, evidence, excerpt, excerption, extract, follow, go across, go through, groove, grounds, introduce, itinerary, line, make, observe, pass, path, pursue, road, route, selection, track and field

Part of: railroad [N. Amer], railroad track [N. Amer], railway [Brit, Cdn], railway track [Brit, Cdn], streetcar track, track meet [N. Amer], tracked vehicle, tramline, tramway

Encyclopedia: Track