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Synonyms for trail
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trail(noun)

    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. trail(noun)

    a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

    Synonyms:
    lead, track

  3. lead, track, trail(verb)

    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 back(verb)

    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, track(verb)

    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, shack(verb)

    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. trail(verb)

    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, train(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. trail(noun)

    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. trail(noun)

    Synonyms:
    spoor

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Editors Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  1. trail(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    draw, drag

  2. trail(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    track, trace, follow, hunt

  3. trail(v. a.)

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

  4. trail(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    drag, be drawn along, be drawn out

  5. trail(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    run (as a plant), climb

  6. trail(n.)

    Synonyms:
    train

  7. trail(n.)

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

  8. trail(n.)

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

  9. trail(n.)

    Synonyms:
    entrails (as of fowl or of sheep)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trail(n)

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

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How to use trail in a sentence?

  1. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    With hope or without hope we will follow the trail of our enemies. And woe to them, if we prove the swifter!

  2. Jen Psaki:

    We spent a lot of time looking at the promises that Biden made on the campaign trail and thinking how we’re going to implement those and execute them, for my team, that means preparing written materials, thinking through QA, thinking about how we explain Joe Biden’s priorities to the American people. That’s one big piece of the work.

  3. Columbia Gas:

    Shoemaker said.Lastly, after Columbia Gas is sold, an independent monitor chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation will monitor a new companys activities to ensure compliance with state and federal safety regulations and report it to the government on a monthly basis. NiSource also has subsidiaries in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky and Virginia. As per a separate agreement, it will implement the recommendations made by the national transportation safety board in the wake of the gas explosions in Massachusetts two years ago. SUPREME COURT HEARS ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE CASE, ROBERTS WARNS OF IMPERMEABLE BARRIER ALONG APPALACHIAN TRAIL Columbia Gas, through a pattern of flagrant indifference, in the face of extreme risk to life and property, knowingly violated minimum safety standards for starting up and shutting down gas pipelines, Shoemaker said. Federal investigators blamed the explosions on over-pressurized gas lines, saying the company failed to account for critical pressure sensors as workers replaced century-old cast-iron pipes in Lawrence. That omission caused high-pressure gas to flood the neighborhoods distribution system at excessive levels. Todays resolution with the U.S. Attorneys Office is an important part of addressing the impact.

  4. Joe McCann:

    It is a very remote area, the trail is traveled quite a bit. But... There’s a lot of areas that you ca n’t see from the trail. And people do not normally walk through the wooded area of the park. Actually, it’s a miracle that her remains were found a year later because I ca n’t imagine many people walking down there and seeing it.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Charlie was the first African-American to earn a PGA tour card – often facing indignity and injustice even as he faced the competition, though his best golf was already behind him, he proved that he belonged... blazing a trail for future generations of athletes in America.

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Translations for trail

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  • جرّ, أثرArabic
  • rastre, corriol, pista, arrossegarCatalan, Valencian
  • spor, følgeDanish
  • schleifen, eine Spur hinter sich lassen, ziehen, Pfad, folgen, nacheilen, nachsetzen, schleppen, zurücklassen, Spur, Weg, verfolgen, nachstellenGerman
  • ίχνος, μονοπάτιGreek
  • pista, sendero, seguir, rastro, arrastrarSpanish
  • jälki, polku, seurata, jäljittää, reitti, eräreitti, raahata, jättää jälkeensäFinnish
  • piste, sentier, pister, suivre, traces, traînerFrench
  • slighe, slaodScottish Gaelic
  • արահետ, շավիղArmenian
  • sentiero, pista, inseguire, strascicare, traccia, pedinare, seguire, trascinare, trainareItalian
  • ნაკვალევი, ბილიკი, კვალიGeorgian
  • vestīgia, semitaLatin
  • maheu, aru, paparahi, makenu, kitōMāori
  • spoor, route, padDutch
  • trop, śledzić, tropić, ścieżkaPolish
  • trilha, seguir, rasto, rastro, arrastarPortuguese
  • след, выслеживать, выследить, волочить, тащить, тропа, тянутьRussian
  • stig, led, spårSwedish
  • జాడ, కాలిబాటTelugu
  • שטעגYiddish
  • 線索Chinese

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