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Entry Word: trace
Function: noun
Text: 1 a mark or series of marks left on a surface by something that has passed along it <the wolf came and went without leaving a trace on the hard, dry ground> -- see TRACK 1
2 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel <an old trace that dates back to the days of the covered wagon> -- see WAY 1
3 a rough course or way formed by or as if by repeated footsteps <stay on the trace, or you'll get lost in these thick woods> -- see TRAIL 1
4 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished <a ship that appears to have vanished without a trace on the high seas> -- see VESTIGE
5 a very small amount <doctors detected only a trace of bacteria in the blood sample but put the patient on antibiotics just in case> -- see PARTICLE 1