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Definition 1: the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it

(... is part of track) a track and field competition between two or more teams

Definition 2: any road or path affording passage especially a rough one - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

(... is a kind of track ) overland track between navigable waterways

(... is a kind of track ) a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

Definition 3: a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

"there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

(... is a kind of track ) a rail through which electric current is supplied to an electric locomotive

(... is part of track) a line of track providing a runway for wheels

"he walked along the railroad track"

(... is part of track) the track on which trams or streetcars run

Definition 4: a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels - [noun denoting artifact]

(track is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of track ) a line of track providing a runway for wheels

"he walked along the railroad track"

(... is a kind of track ) the track on which trams or streetcars run

Definition 5: a groove on a phonograph recording - [noun denoting artifact]

(track is a kind of ...) a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

Definition 6: (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) an established line of travel or access

(track belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 7: a course over which races are run - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport

"the course had only nine holes" "the course was less than a mile"

(... is a kind of track ) a racetrack paved with fine cinders

(... is a kind of track ) a racetrack that is not paved

(... is a kind of track ) a racetrack for automobile races

(... is a kind of track ) a racetrack for racing automobiles or motorcycles

(... is a kind of track ) a banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing

(track is a part of ...) a straightaway section of a racetrack

(track is a part of ...) the inner side of a curved racecourse

Definition 8: an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys

(... is a kind of track ) a track that goes around only rear wheels

(... is part of track) a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks

Definition 9: evidence pointing to a possible solution - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where track or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

"the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"

Definition 10: a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where track or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he played the first cut on the cd
  • the title track of the album

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) a passage selected from a larger work

"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

Definition 11: a line or route along which something travels or moves - [noun denoting object]

Samples where track or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
  • the track of an animal
  • the course of the river

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is a kind of track ) a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged

(... is a kind of track ) the inner side of a curved racecourse

(... is a kind of track ) the course along which communications spread

"the story is going the rounds in Washington"

(... is a kind of track ) the course along which a person has walked or is walking in

"I followed in his steps" "he retraced his steps" "his steps turned toward home"

(... is a kind of track ) a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

(... is a kind of track ) a track or mark left by something that has passed

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

Definition 12: make tracks upon - [verb of creation]

(track is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 13: go after with the intent to catch - [verb of motion]

Samples where track or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
  • the dog chased the rabbit

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

(... is a kind of track ) chase an animal up a tree

"the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it" "her dog likes to tree squirrels"

(... is a kind of track ) search the trail of (game)

"The dog went off and quested"

(... is a kind of track ) pursue or chase relentlessly

"The hunters traced the deer into the woods" "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

(... is a kind of track ) pursue until captured

"They ran down the fugitive"

Definition 14: travel across or pass over - [verb of motion]

Samples where track or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Synonyms for track in the sense of this definition

(track is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(... is a kind of track ) cross on foot

"We had to tramp the creeks"

(... is a kind of track ) move swiftly through or over

"ships coursing the Atlantic"

(... is a kind of track ) proceed along in a vehicle

"We drive the turnpike to work"

(... is a kind of track ) cross the road at a red light

(... is a kind of track ) cross over on a bridge

(... is a kind of track ) cross a river where it's shallow

(... is a kind of track ) cross in a pattern, often random

(... is a kind of track ) traverse or cover by walking

"Walk the tightrope" "Paul walked the streets of Damascus" "She walks 3 miles every day"

(... is a kind of track ) cover or traverse by taking long steps

"She strode several miles towards the woods"

(... is a kind of track ) traverse as if by a short airplane trip

"Hop the Pacific Ocean"

Definition 15: carry on the feet and deposit - [verb of motion]

Samples where track or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • track mud into the house

(track is a kind of ...) bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment

"He brought in a new judge" "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"

Definition 16: observe or plot the moving path of something - [verb of perception]

Samples where track or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • track a missile

(track is a kind of ...) watch attentively

"Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

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