What does trail mean?

trail meaning in General Dictionary

to lag or linger behind

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  • move, continue, or walk draggingly or slowly
  • go after utilizing the intent to capture
  • hang down in order to pull over the ground
  • a track or mark left by a thing that has passed
  • drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the floor
  • research pointing to a potential answer
  • a path or track about blazed through crazy or hilly nation
  • is slow in length to check out after
  • A track left by guy or creature a track followed closely by the hunter a scent on the ground because of the animal pursued as a deer trail
  • To hunt by the track; to track.
  • to attract or drag, as over the floor.
  • To carry, as a firearm, because of the breech close to the surface therefore the top part inclined forward, the piece being held because of the right hand nearby the middle.
  • To tread down, as grass, by-walking through it; to set flat.
  • To use the lack of knowledge of; to impose upon.
  • to-be slow in length; to follow along with after.
  • to develop to great size, especially when slender and creeping upon the ground, as a plant; to operate or rise.
  • A track left by man or creature; a track accompanied by the hunter; a fragrance on the floor by the pet pursued; as, a deer path.
  • A footpath or road track through a wilderness or crazy area; since, an Indian trail on the plains.
  • such a thing drawn out to a length; since, the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.
  • something attracted behind in lengthy undulations; a train.
  • such a thing drawn along, as a vehicle.
  • A frame for trailing flowers; a trellis.
  • The entrails of a fowl, specially of online game, due to the fact woodcock, and the like; -- applied also, often, on entrails of sheep.
  • That part of the stock of a gun carriage which rests on floor whenever piece is unlimbered. See Illust. of Gun carriage, under Gun.
  • The act of benefiting from the lack of knowledge of someone; an imposition.

trail meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "to hang down loosely and flow behind" (of a gown, sleeve, etc.), from Old French trailler "to tow; get the scent of a quarry," eventually from Vulgar Latin *tragulare "to pull," from Latin tragula "dragnet, javelin tossed by a strap," most likely about trahere "to pull" (see system (n.1)). Transitive feeling of "to tow or pull over the surface" is from c.1400. The meaning "follow the path of" (an animal, etc.) is very first recorded belated 14c. Meaning "to lag behind" is from 1957. Associated: Trailed; trailing.

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  • very early 14c., "trailing element of a robe, dress, etc.," from trail (v.). The meaning "track or scent remaining by an individual or pet" can be from 1580s. Meaning "path or track worn in wilderness" is attested from 1807. Trail of Tears in mention of the U.S. federal government's brutally incompetent Cherokee removal of 1838-9 is attested by 1908.

trail meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To hunt by the track; to track.

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  • (v. t.) To draw or drag, as along the ground.
  • (v. t.) To carry, as a firearm, using the breech nearby the surface and upper part inclined forward, the piece becoming held because of the right-hand near the middle.
  • (v. t.) To tread down, as grass, by walking through it; to put level.
  • (v. t.) To use the ignorance of; to enforce upon.
  • (v. i.) becoming slow long; to check out after.
  • (v. i.) To grow to great length, particularly when thin and creeping upon the bottom, as a plant; to operate or climb.
  • (letter.) A track left by man or beast; a track accompanied by the hunter; a scent on the ground because of the pet pursued; because, a deer trail.
  • (letter.) A footpath or road track through a wilderness or wild area; because, an Indian path within the plains.
  • (n.) Everything drawn out to a length; because, the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.
  • (letter.) Everything drawn behind in lengthy undulations; a train.
  • (letter.) such a thing drawn along, as a vehicle.
  • (letter.) A-frame for trailing plants; a trellis.
  • (n.) The entrails of a fowl, specifically of online game, since the woodcock, and stuff like that; -- used also, sometimes, to the entrails of sheep.
  • (letter.) The act of using the ignorance of a person; an imposition.

Sentence Examples with the word trail

The trail was narrow enough that she found herself running into his frame or leaning against him.

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