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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

How to pronounce trail?

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How to say trail in sign language?

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How to use trail in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort, and not once -- never -- did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.

  2. Olivia Mason:

    We stayed with one family in Khirbet Al Souq and we were only their second guests, they gave us their whole house to sleep in and moved in with relatives nearby. We talked with the family about their lives and the area, and in the morning we watched the children go to school in their uniforms. It is these encounters that make the trail a really unique way to experience Jordan.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    In Congress and on the campaign trail, Republicans that claim they just hate big government are only too happy to have government step in when it comes to women's bodies and heath.

  4. John Kelly:

    Flip-flops on any trail is not good.

  5. Aaron David Miller:

    Whatever the aspirations on the campaign trail, they have given way to the realities of what it takes to conduct American foreign policy in a cruel and unforgiving world, the way this administration does business is highly unorthodox in so many respects.


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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