Definition of "Trace" :
noun: either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
noun: a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
noun: an indication that something has been present
"There wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim."
noun: a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
noun: a suggestion of some quality
noun: a just detectable amount
"He speaks French with a trace of an accent."
verb: read with difficulty
"The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs."
verb: follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
"Trace the student's progress."
verb: make a mark or lines on a surface
"Trace the outline of a figure in the sand."
verb: copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of
"Trace a design."
verb: make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
"The children traced along the edge of the dark forest."
verb: pursue or chase relentlessly
"The hunters traced the deer into the woods."
verb: to go back over again
"We retraced the route we took last summer."
verb: discover traces of
"She traced the circumstances of her birth."