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Synonyms for trail
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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. trailnoun

    To drag (something) behind on the ground.

    You'll get your coat all muddy if you trail it around like that.

    Synonyms:
    track, dirt track, path, footpath

  2. trailnoun

    Synonyms:
    spoor

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.3 / 3 votes

  1. trail

    A memorial is that which is intended or fitted to bring to remembrance something that has passed away; it may be vast and stately. On the other hand, a slight token of regard may be a cherished memorial of a friend; either a concrete object or an observance may be a memorial. A vestige is always slight compared with that whose existence it recalls; as, scattered mounds containing implements, weapons, etc., are vestiges of a former civilization. A vestige is always a part of that which has passed away; a trace may be merely the mark made by something that has been present or passed by, and that is still existing, or some slight evidence of its presence or of the effect it has produced; as, traces of game were observed by the hunter. Compare CHARACTERISTIC.

    Synonyms:
    footmark, footprint, footstep, impression, mark, memorial, remains, remnant, sign, token, trace, track, vestige

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. trailnoun

    a track or mark left by something that has passed

    "there as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"

    Synonyms:
    lead, track

  2. trailnoun

    a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

    Synonyms:
    lead, track

  3. lead, track, trailverb

    evidence pointing to a possible solution

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

    Synonyms:
    rails, course, data track, path, lead-in, wind, cut, atomic number 82, cart track, confidential information, lead, principal, leading, tether, caterpillar tread, raceway, lead story, caterpillar track, runway, lede, steer, rail, leash, star, running, hint, racetrack, jumper cable, cartroad, jumper lead, booster cable, racecourse, pencil lead, tip, track, spark advance

  4. drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop backverb

    to lag or linger behind

    "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

    Synonyms:
    draw, give chase, chase after, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, train, drag out, tail, embroil, dredge, dog, shack, scuff, drag in, sweep up, puff, go after, sweep, track, tag, chase, cart, drag, hang back, drop behind

  5. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, trackverb

    go after with the intent to catch

    "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

    Synonyms:
    give chase, quest for, traverse, pass over, chase after, cut through, cover, shack, chamfer, mark, get over, chase, drop back, cut across, tail, furrow, go after, get across, train, bob, get behind, label, dog, track, pursue, cross, tag, quest after, drag, dock, hang back, drop behind

  6. trail, shackverb

    move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly

    "John trailed behind his class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"

    Synonyms:
    give chase, chase after, domicile, shack, get behind, chase, drop back, tail, go after, dog, train, reside, track, tag, drag, domiciliate, hang back, drop behind

  7. trailverb

    hang down so as to drag along the ground

    "The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"

    Synonyms:
    track, dog, chase after, tag, train, drag, drop back, shack, hang back, chase, get behind, go after, tail, drop behind, give chase

  8. trail, trainverb

    drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground

    "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"

    Synonyms:
    give chase, civilise, civilize, groom, educate, chase after, condition, aim, shack, get behind, develop, discipline, chase, drop back, rail, tail, check, coach, go after, direct, dog, train, cultivate, take aim, take, track, tag, school, drag, hang back, drop behind, prepare

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hauling

    exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself

    she hauled the laden basket up the slope

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trailverb

    Synonyms:
    draw, drag

  2. trailverb

    Synonyms:
    track, trace, follow, hunt

  3. trailverb

    Synonyms:
    [Local Eng.] impose upon, take advantage of one's ignorance

  4. trailverb

    Synonyms:
    drag, be drawn along, be drawn out

  5. trailverb

    Synonyms:
    run (as a plant), climb

  6. trailnoun

    Synonyms:
    train

  7. trailnoun

    Synonyms:
    track, trace, mark, footprint, footmark, footstep

  8. trailnoun

    Synonyms:
    [U. S.] footpath (made by Indians)

  9. trailnoun

    Synonyms:
    entrails (as of fowl or of sheep)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. trailnoun

    Synonyms:
    train, track, wake, spoor, footmark, foil, trace

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How to use trail in a sentence?

  1. John Kelly:

    Flip-flops on any trail is not good.

  2. Eric Angely:

    David Pottier said of United States. Thepandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies.It poses a particular threat to the elderly like the surviving D-Day veterans who are in their late nineties or older. It has also affected the younger generations who turn out every year to mark the occasion. Most have been barred from traveling to the windswept coasts of American Normandy. In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, two people stop to look at an information board at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Some 160,000 soldiers made the perilous crossing from England that day in atrocious conditions, storming dunes which they knew were heavily defended by German troops determined to hold their positions. Somehow, they succeeded. Yet they left a trail of thousands of casualties who have been mourned for generations since. Last year stood out, with U.S. President Donald Trump joining his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. A smattering of veterans were honored with the highest accolades. All across the beaches of American Normandy tens of thousands came from across the globe to pay their respects to the dead and laud the surviving soldiers. The acrid smell of wartime-era jeep exhaust fumes and the rumble of old tanks filled the air as parades of vintages vehicles went from village to village. The tiny roads between the dunes, hedges and apple orchards were clogged for hours, if not days. FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Heading into the D-Day remembrance weekend this year, only the salty brine coming off the ocean on Omaha Beach hits the nostrils, the shrieks of seagulls pierce the ears and a sense of desolation hangs across the regions country roads. Last year this place was full with jeeps, trucks, people dressed up as soldiers.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    I am thankful to be with you. I am with you after a challenging week back home, i have been off the campaign trail helping my community move through a tragic shooting of a resident of our community by a police officer.

  4. Scott Reed:

    I'm not surprised it's not a fever on the campaign trail, it was a long time ago, and we had a great election in the meantime -- so it kind of overshadowed that critical buffoonery.

  5. Patrick Hunter:

    The George Washington National Forest, Monongahela National Forest and Appalachian Trail are George Washington National Forest. The Administration was far too eager to trade them away for a pipeline conceived to deliver profit to The Administration developers, not gas to consumers, this pipeline is unnecessary and asking fracked gas customers to pay developers to blast this boondoggle through our public lands only adds insult to injury.


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  • أثر, جرّArabic
  • pista, corriol, rastre, arrossegarCatalan, Valencian
  • spor, følgeDanish
  • nacheilen, verfolgen, Weg, zurücklassen, Pfad, schleppen, nachstellen, nachsetzen, folgen, Spur, ziehen, eine Spur hinter sich lassen, schleifenGerman
  • ίχνος, μονοπάτιGreek
  • rastro, pista, seguir, arrastrar, senderoSpanish
  • jälki, jättää jälkeensä, seurata, jäljittää, eräreitti, polku, reitti, raahataFinnish
  • traces, traîner, suivre, sentier, piste, pisterFrench
  • slighe, slaodScottish Gaelic
  • արահետ, շավիղArmenian
  • traccia, seguire, pedinare, strascicare, trascinare, trainare, inseguire, pista, sentieroItalian
  • კვალი, ბილიკი, ნაკვალევიGeorgian
  • semita, vestīgiaLatin
  • paparahi, makenu, kitō, aru, maheuMāori
  • spoor, pad, routeDutch
  • ścieżka, trop, śledzić, tropićPolish
  • rasto, arrastar, seguir, trilha, rastroPortuguese
  • след, тащить, волочить, тропа, выследить, выслеживать, тянутьRussian
  • stig, spår, ledSwedish
  • జాడ, కాలిబాటTelugu
  • שטעגYiddish
  • 線索Chinese

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