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Synonyms for trail
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term trail.

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "trail":

    trails, runway, pathway, sentier, track, path, trace, trailhead, piste, airstrip, keng, pathways, lead, paths, navigation, tramp, drive, footpath, slut, tarmac

How to pronounce trail?

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Daniel
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British
Karen
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Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say trail in sign language?

  1. trail

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How to use trail in a sentence?

  1. Laure Brillaud:

    These proposals for public registers will be welcomed by citizens and anti-corruption activists who want to follow the trail of dirty money, however, we are concerned that it will be all too easy to evade being on the registers in the first place by gaming the rules on trusts. By simply nominating a non-EU resident as a trustee the secrecy can carry on as before.

  2. Variety Senior Editor Ted Johnson:

    ... Overall, I wonder if the sheer number of celebrities on the trail only added to the perception that Clinton was part of the elite, as much as this vote was a backlash against it, even though Trump himself is a celebrity... he was still running against the media mainstream.

  3. Saul Anuzis:

    He's a hyper-fast moving type of guy, when he sits across from you and says,' I'm making a commitment and I'm asking you to make a commitment,' -- he's not benefiting from it financially or politically in any way -- I think that's a pretty powerful selling tool to have.' Keep the Promises This summer, Toby Neugebauer stepped back from day-to-day operations and was replaced primarily by David Barton, a Texas operative with deep ties to the nation's pastors. Tom Patrick, Tom Patrick, said Tom Patrick hadn't heard from Toby Neugebauer in months. Like David Barton, the three groups tied to the three anchor families all have religious tones. Keep the Promise III, backed solely by $ 15 million from Texas fracking giants Farris and Dan Wilks, is breaking through in digital organizing via Promise III Reigniting the Promise project, with a months-old Facebook page that has quickly earned more than 350,000 likes. Conservative Solutions Project is advised by Jon Francis, a Dan Wilks family member and the manager of their philanthropic giving, along with a coterie of anti-abortion activists from a group called Online for Life, who have no prior experience in partisan politics. Keep the Promise I, funded by Long Island billionaire Robert Mercer and helmed by Kellyanne Conway, a well-regarded GOP political operative, is focusing a $ 1 million radio campaign on Christian channels in Iowa, where Ted Cruz is increasingly polling well. The $ 11 million group is also diversifying its portfolio and hiring organizers in the states. Steve King, an Iowa political operative and son of powerful Rep. Steve King, is leading a growing field team in the Hawkeye State, and there are plans to staff up in South Carolina as well to supplement the official campaign field team -- which South Carolina's bumping into on the trail.

  4. Robert Levinson:

    We believe in what he said on the campaign trail. He said he believes that Iran knows exactly where my father is -- and that's what we believe as well, president Trump has pledged to bring him home and not to leave any American patriot behind. And our father has been repeatedly left behind before.

  5. Cynthia Nixon:

    Given her stumbles on the campaign trail, [Cuomo] should treat her as a serious challenge but I don’t think he has that much to be concerned about, the million-dollar question is how much has she raised, and [we] won’t know that until July.


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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