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TRACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does track mean? 

TRACK (noun)
  The noun TRACK has 11 senses:

1. a line or route along which something travels or moves
2. evidence pointing to a possible solution
3. a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
4. a course over which races are run
5. a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
6. an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground
7. (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
8. a groove on a phonograph recording
9. a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
10. any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
11. the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track

  Familiarity information: TRACK used as a noun is familiar.


TRACK (verb)
  The verb TRACK has 5 senses:

1. carry on the feet and deposit
2. observe or plot the moving path of something
3. go after with the intent to catch
4. travel across or pass over
5. make tracks upon

  Familiarity information: TRACK used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRACK (noun)


Sense 1track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line or route along which something travels or moves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

track; path; course

Context examples:

the hurricane demolished houses in its path / the track of an animal / the course of the river

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

line (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "track"):

trail (a track or mark left by something that has passed)

belt; swath (a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing))

steps (the course along which a person has walked or is walking in)

round (the course along which communications spread)

inside track (the inner side of a curved racecourse)

collision course (a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged)


Sense 2track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Evidence pointing to a possible solution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

track; lead; trail

Context examples:

the police are following a promising lead / the trail led straight to the perpetrator

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

evidence; grounds (your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief)


Sense 3track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

artefact; artifact (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "track"):

railroad; railroad track; railway (a line of track providing a runway for wheels)

streetcar track; tramline; tramway (the track on which trams or streetcars run)


Sense 4track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A course over which races are run

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

racecourse; racetrack; raceway; track

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

course (facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport)

Meronyms (parts of "track"):

stretch (a straightaway section of a racetrack)

inside track (the inner side of a curved racecourse)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "track"):

cinder track (a racetrack paved with fine cinders)

dirt track (a racetrack that is not paved)

circuit; racing circuit (a racetrack for automobile races)

speedway (a racetrack for racing automobiles or motorcycles)

velodrome (a banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing)


Sense 5track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cut; track

Context examples:

he played the first cut on the cd / the title track of the album

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

excerpt; excerption; extract; selection (a passage selected from a larger work)


Sense 6track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

caterpillar track; caterpillar tread; track

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

belt (endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "track"):

half track (a track that goes around only rear wheels)

Holonyms ("track" is a part of...):

tracked vehicle (a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks)


Sense 7track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

data track; track

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

itinerary; path; route (an established line of travel or access)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


Sense 8track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A groove on a phonograph recording

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

channel; groove (a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record))


Sense 9track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rails; rail; track

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

bar (a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "track"):

third rail (a rail through which electric current is supplied to an electric locomotive)

Holonyms ("track" is a part of...):

railroad; railroad track; railway (a line of track providing a runway for wheels)

streetcar track; tramline; tramway (the track on which trams or streetcars run)


Sense 10track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any road or path affording passage especially a rough one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cartroad; cart track; track

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

road; route (an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "track"):

portage (overland track between navigable waterways)

trail (a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country)


Sense 11track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

running; track

Hypernyms ("track" is a kind of...):

track and field (participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it)

Holonyms ("track" is a part of...):

track meet (a track and field competition between two or more teams)


TRACK (verb)


Sense 1track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry on the feet and deposit

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

track mud into the house

Hypernyms (to "track" is one way to...):

bring in; introduce (bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Observe or plot the moving path of something

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

track a missile

Hypernyms (to "track" is one way to...):

observe (watch attentively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go after with the intent to catch

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

tail; go after; give chase; dog; chase; chase after; trail; track; tag

Context examples:

The policeman chased the mugger down the alley / the dog chased the rabbit

Hypernyms (to "track" is one way to...):

follow; pursue (follow in or as if in pursuit)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "track"):

tree (chase an animal up a tree)

quest (search the trail of (game))

hound; hunt; trace (pursue or chase relentlessly)

run down (pursue until captured)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The men track the area for animals


Sense 4track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel across or pass over

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

traverse; get over; cut through; cut across; cross; get across; pass over; track; cover

Context example:

The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Hypernyms (to "track" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "track"):

hop (make a quick trip especially by air)

course (move swiftly through or over)

drive; take (proceed along in a vehicle)

jaywalk (cross the road at a red light)

bridge (cross over on a bridge)

ford (cross a river where it's shallow)

crisscross (cross in a pattern, often random)

walk (traverse or cover by walking)

stride (cover or traverse by taking long steps)

tramp (cross on foot)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5track [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make tracks upon

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "track" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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