mark or sign that shows sb/sth happened or existed
very small amount of sth
track; follow or discover sb/sth by observing marks, tracks, bits of evidence, etc.
draw or sketch the course, outline, etc.; mark out
write slowly and laboriously
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
"there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"
"a tincture of condescension"
"there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"
"he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"
"trace the student's progress"
"draw a line"
"trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
"we retraced the route we took last summer"
"trace your path"
"The hunters traced the deer into the woods"
"the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
"She traced the circumstances of her birth"
"The children traced along the edge of the dark forest"
"The women traced the pasture"
"trace a design"
"trace a pattern"
"Can you decipher this letter?"
"The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
'No footsteps, you say?' 'The ground was iron hard, sir. There were no traces.'
出自： Conan Doyle
I knew a wagon trace that winds off from the main Jonesboro road.
出自： M. Mitchell
The four wagons..were ready, waiting, the mules stamping..in their traces.
出自： W. Styron
The hounds traced him along the east side of the village.
出自： A. MacLean
The police..traced bloodstained footsteps across the road.
出自： F. Smyth
His family traces back to the Norman Conquest.
他的家世可追溯到诺曼人征服英国的时代。 trace sth ⇔ back to sb/sth
His father claims to be able to trace the family back to many centuries ago.
I think we can trace the fever back to that long cold swim that she looked against our advice.
The rumour has been traced back to him.
The police have traced him to London.
We traced the river to its source.
He traced the steps to the pond.
At last the noise was traced to a fault in the pipes.
These quotations cannot readily be traced to their sources.