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track (make)

Definition:

to make tracks upon

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

tracked

Present participle:

tracking

3rd-person singular present:

tracks

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"footprint, mark left by anything", from Old French trac "track of horses,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of track...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

track | keep track of [sense-specific] | lose track of [sense-specific] | off the beaten track [sense-specific] | off the track [sense-specific] | on the track of [sense-specific] | the right track [sense-specific] | the wrong track [sense-specific] | trackable [adjective, derived]

the mark or trail left by something that has passed by | any road or path affording passage, especially a rough one | a rail or pair of parallel rails ... (28 of 867 words, 31 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/track

Oxford Dictionary:

track [entry 1] | lose | for | wrong | tracks | in one's tracks | keep track of | make tracks | off the beaten track | ...

a rough path or road, typically one beaten by use rather than constructed | a prepared course or circuit for athletes, horses, motor vehicles, ... (23 of 816 words, 33 definitions, 28 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/track

track [entry 2, with object and adverbial of direction]

tow (a canoe) along a waterway from the bank (9 of 76 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/track--2

track [entry 2]

Syllabification: (track) | tow (a boat) along a waterway from the bank. (11 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/track--2

Random House Dictionary:

track | tracks [sense-specific] | in one's tracks [sense-specific] | keep track [sense-specific] | lose track [sense-specific] | make tracks [sense-specific] | off the track [sense-specific] | on the track of [sense-specific] | on the wrong or right side of the tracks [sense-specific] | ...

a structure consisting of a pair of parallel lines of rails with their crossties, on which a railroad train, trolley, or the like runs. | a wheel rut. ... (27 of 761 words, 43 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/track

Wikipedia:

Track [disambiguation] | Tracks

may refer to: Trail | Animal tracks, imprints left on surfaces that an animal walk across | A Conference track is a group of talks on a certain topic that are usually made in parallel with others | Trackway, an ancient route of travel or track used by ... (45 of 504 words, 45 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Track

American Heritage Dictionary:

track | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle] | tracks [3rd-person singular present] | track down | trackable [adjective, related] | tracker [noun, related]

A mark or succession of marks left by something that has passed. | A path, route, or course indicated by such marks | A path along which something ... (26 of 499 words, 34 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/track

New World Dictionary:

track | tracker [noun, related]

a mark or series of marks or other discoverable evidence left by a person, ... | a trace or vestige | a beaten path or trail left by the repeated ... (28 of 460 words, 26 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/track

Merriam-Webster:

track [entry 1, noun] | in one's tracks | on track | imprint [synonym, sense-specific] | trace [synonym, sense-specific] | footmark [similar, sense-specific] | footprint [similar, sense-specific] | footstep [similar, sense-specific] | hoofprint [similar, sense-specific] | ...

detectable evidence (as the wake of a ship, a line of footprints, or a ... | a footprint whether recent or fossil | the course along which something ... (26 of 434 words, 8 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/track

track [entry 2, verb] | traverse [synonym, sense-specific] | follow [synonym, sense-specific] | trail [synonym, sense-specific] | trace [synonym, sense-specific] | travel [synonym, sense-specific] | bird-dog [synonym, sense-specific] | chase [synonym, sense-specific] | course [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to follow the tracks or traces of; "trail" ; to search for by following evidence until found | to follow by vestiges; "trace" ; to observe or plot the ... (28 of 273 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/track show=1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

track | tracks [plural] | keep track | make tracks | off track | on the right/wrong track | on track | stop dead in your tracks

[countable] a path or road with a rough surface | [countable/uncountable] a railway line | [countable] a piece of ground used for racing ; ... (22 of 348 words, 13 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/track

track [verb] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle] | tracks [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to follow or find someone or something by looking for evidence ... | [intransitive, cinema] to move a film camera along on a track | ... (24 of 112 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/track 29

Wiktionary:

track | tracks [plural] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle] | trace [synonym, sense-specific] | trail [synonym, sense-specific] | wake [synonym, sense-specific] | footprint [synonym, sense-specific] | path [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel. | A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint. | The entire lower ... (49 of 245 words, 22 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/track

Cambridge Dictionary:

track [entry 1]

a path or rough road which is made of soil rather than having a surface covered with stone or other material | the pair of long metal bars fixed on ... (29 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/track 1

track [entry 2] | track and field

a type of path or road, often in the shape of a ring, which has been specially designed and built for sports events, especially racing (25 of 81 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/track 2

track [entry 3] | be on the track of someone/something | be on the track of someone | be on the track of something

a mark or line of marks left on the ground or on another surface by an ... | "be on the track of sb/sth": to be examining marks or pieces of ... (30 of 101 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/track 3

track [entry 4]

the direction which something has taken or will take through the air (12 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/track 4

track [entry 5] | get off the track

the direction in which someone's job or education develops | the way in which a thought or idea has developed or might develop | "get off the track": ... (26 of 94 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/track 5

track [entry 6]

one of several songs or pieces of music on a CD or other musical recording | a part of a magnetic strip onto which sound can be recorded, with several ... (29 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/track 6

track [entry 7]

to follow a person or animal by looking for proof that they have been somewhere, or by using electronic equipment | to record the progress or ... (25 of 88 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/track 7

track [entry 8]

If a television or film camera tracks in a particular direction, it moves along while it's filming | [specialized] If a moving part of a recording ... (25 of 60 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/track 8

Encarta Dictionary:

track | tracks [plural] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle]

a mark left by a moving person, animal, or thing, e.g. a footprint, an animal's paw print, or the mark of a wheel | a path or road, especially one ... (29 of 862 words, 32 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721235​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

track

First use: late 15th century

Origin: "footprint, mark left by anything", from Old French trac "track of horses, trace" (mid-15th century), possibly from a Germanic source (compare ... (24 of 164 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=track

Wiktionary:

track | tracks [plural] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle]

Origin: (noun) From Old French trac (French: traque), from a Germanic source akin to Old Norse traĆ°k "trodden place, track" (norw. trakke "to trample"), Dutch: trek, Middle Low German: treck.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/track

Collins Dictionary:

track

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French trac, probably of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch tracken to pull, Middle Low German trecken; compare ... (22 of 26 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/track

New World Dictionary:

track

Origin: Late Middle English trak from Middle French trac, a track, tract, trace from unknown origin

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/track

American Heritage Dictionary:

track | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle] | tracks [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English trak, from Old French trac, perhaps of Germanic origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/track

Random House Dictionary:

track

Origin: poor or wealthy part of a community or of society.

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/track

Oxford Dictionary:

track [entry 1] | lose | for | wrong | tracks

First use: late 15th century

Origin: (in the sense "trail, marks left behind"): the noun from Old French ... | sense-specific: originally denoting a groove on a gramophone record | ... (25 of 90 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/track

track [entry 2, with object and adverbial of direction]

First use: early 18th century

Origin: apparently from Dutch trekken "to draw, pull, or travel". The change in the vowel was due to association with "track1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/track--2

Merriam-Webster:

track [entry 1, noun]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English trak, from Middle French trac

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/track

Encarta Dictionary:

track | tracks [plural] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French trac "footprint, mark"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721235​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

track | tracks [plural] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "track"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/track

Collins Dictionary:

track

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "track"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/track

Macmillan American Dictionary:

track [noun] | tracks [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/track

track [verb] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle] | tracks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/track 33

Macmillan British Dictionary:

track | tracks [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "track"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/track

track [verb] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle] | tracks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "track"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

track [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "track"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "track"

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the Free Dictionary:

track

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "track"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "track"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "track" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/track

Google Dictionary:

track | tracks [plural] | tracked [past tense] | tracking [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "track"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

track

Audio: North American pronunciation of "track"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=track​001 word=track

YourDictionary Audio:

track

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "track" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/track

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