trail

From Wiktionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
trail

Plural
trails

A trail
  1. (countable) A trail is a way to get to a place, usually made of dirt and used by hikers or horse riders.
    That trail leads into the woods.
  2. (countable) A trail is a path that is followed by a hunter.

Synonyms[change]

Related words[change]


Verb[change]

Plain form
trail

Third-person singular
trails

Past tense
trailed

Past participle
trailed

Present participle
trailing

  1. (transitive) If you trail someone, you follow that person.
    If you don't know the way you can trail me when I go.
    The thief must have trailed me home.
  2. (transitive) If you trail something, you drag it or drop it behind you.
  3. (transitive) If you leave a trail of something, you leave material behind as you move.
    The snail left a trail of slime.
    The tail of a comet is trailing gas and dust.

Related words[change]