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Meaning & Definition of Trail in English

English

Trail

/trel/

noun

1. A track or mark left by something that has passed

  • "There as a trail of blood"
  • "A tear left its trail on her cheek"
    synonym:
  • trail

2. A path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

    synonym:
  • trail

3. Evidence pointing to a possible solution

  • "The police are following a promising lead"
  • "The trail led straight to the perpetrator"
    synonym:
  • lead
  • ,
  • track
  • ,
  • trail

verb

1. To lag or linger behind

  • "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
    synonym:
  • drag
  • ,
  • trail
  • ,
  • get behind
  • ,
  • hang back
  • ,
  • drop behind
  • ,
  • drop back

2. Go after with the intent to catch

  • "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"
  • "The dog chased the rabbit"
    synonym:
  • chase
  • ,
  • chase after
  • ,
  • trail
  • ,
  • tail
  • ,
  • tag
  • ,
  • give chase
  • ,
  • dog
  • ,
  • go after
  • ,
  • track

3. Move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly

  • "John trailed behind his class mates"
  • "The mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
    synonym:
  • trail
  • ,
  • shack

4. Hang down so as to drag along the ground

  • "The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
    synonym:
  • trail

5. Drag loosely along a surface

  • Allow to sweep the ground
  • "The toddler was trailing his pants"
  • "She trained her long scarf behind her"
    synonym:
  • trail
  • ,
  • train