Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
trace /treis/
  • danh từ, (thường) số nhiều
    • dây kéo (buộc vào ngựa để kéo xe)
    • to be in the traces
      • đang thắng cương (đen & bóng)
    • to kick opver the traces
      • (xem) kick
  • danh từ
    • ((thường) số nhiều) dấu, vết, vết tích
      • the traces of an ancient civilization: những vết tích của một nền văn minh cổ
    • một chút, chút ít
      • not to show a trace of fear: không để lộ ra một chút gì là sợ hãi cả
  • ngoại động từ
    • ((thường) + out) vạch, kẻ; vạch ra, chỉ ra, định ra
      • to trace out a plan: vạch một kế hoạch
      • to trace a line of conduct: vạch ra một lối cư xử
    • kẻ theo vạch, chỉ theo đường
      • to trace the line with one's finger: lấy ngón tay chỉ theo đường kẻ
    • theo vết, theo vết chân
      • to trace someone: theo vết chân của người nào
    • theo, đi theo
      • to trace a shady way: đi dọc theo con đường râm mát
    • tìm thấy dấu vết
      • to trace an influence: tìm thấy dấu vết của một ảnh hưởng
    • to trace back to
      • truy nguyên đến
    • to trace off
      • vẽ phóng lại
    • to trace out
      • vạch; phát hiện, tìm ra; xác định (ngày tháng, nguồn gốc, vị trí, kích thước...)
    • to trace over
      • đồ lại (một bức hoạ)
Concise Dictionary
+a just detectable amount
+an indication that something has been present
+a suggestion of some quality
+a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
+either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
+a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
+follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
+make a mark or lines on a surface
+to go back over again
+pursue or chase relentlessly
+discover traces of
+make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along
+copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of
+read with difficulty

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 hint, intimation, sign, token, suggestion, touch, vestige, indication, mark, record, evidence, clue:
There wasn't any trace of the intruders.
2 bit, spot, speck, jot, drop, dash, suspicion, remnant, tinge, soupçon, iota, whiff, suggestion, trifle:
The traces of mud on the suspect's shoes proved he had been there.
3 Often, traces. track(s), trail, spoor, footprint(s), print(s), footmark(s):
They were following the traces of a buffalo.
4 dog, pursue, follow (in the footsteps of), stalk, track (down), shadow, trail, Colloq tail:
We traced him to a seedy hotel in Caracas.
5 investigate, discover, ascertain, detect, determine, find, seek, search for, hunt down or up, unearth, track:
Have you traced her whereabouts? I am able to trace my ancestry back to the time of the First Crusade.
6 delineate, outline, copy, draw, map, chart, mark (out), record, reproduce, sketch:
We traced Marco Polo's route to China and back.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sb/sth (to sth) to find or discover sb/sth by looking carefully for them/it: We finally traced him to an address in Chicago. + I have been unable to trace the letter you mentioned.
2 ~ sth (back) (to sth) to find the origin or cause of sth: She could trace her family tree back to the 16th century. + The leak was eventually traced to a broken seal. + The police traced the call (= used special electronic equipment to find out who made the telephone call) to her ex-husband's number.
3 to describe a process or the development of sth: Her book traces the town's history from Saxon times to the present day.
4 ~ sth (out) to draw a line or lines on a surface: She traced a line in the sand.
5 to follow the shape or outline of sth: He traced the route on the map. + A tear traced a path down her cheek.
6 to copy a map, drawing, etc. by drawing on transparent paper (= TRACING PAPER) placed over it
+ noun
1 [C, U] a mark, an object or a sign that shows that sb/sth existed or was present: It's exciting to discover traces of earlier civilizations. + Police searched the area but found no trace of the escaped prisoners. + Years of living in England had eliminated all trace of her American accent. + The ship had vanished without (a) trace.
2 [C] ~ of sth a very small amount of sth: The post-mortem revealed traces of poison in his stomach. + She spoke without a trace of bitterness.
3 [C] (technical) a line or pattern on paper or a screen that shows information that is found by a machine: The trace showed a normal heart rhythm.
4 [C, usually pl.] one of the two long pieces of leather that fasten a carriage or CART to the horse that pulls it
Idioms see KICK v.
Collocation Dictionary

1 mark/sign that shows sb/sth happened/existed


archaeological, historical | indelible, permanent | memory


The burglar had left several traces of his presence. Little trace is left of how Stone Age people lived.
| bear, reveal, show | discover, find
The search party had found no trace of the missing climbers.
| obliterate, remove
Remove all traces of rust with a small wire brush.
| disappear/sink/vanish without
The ship seems to have sunk without trace.


Traces still remain of the long-defunct Surrey Iron Railway.


with/without a ~ of sth
‘No thanks,’ she said, with a trace of irritation in her voice.
| without ~
The plane was lost without a trace over the Atlantic.

2 very small amount of sth


discernible, faint, minute, slight, small, tiny
There was not the faintest trace of irony in her voice.
| unmistakable


The water was found to contain traces of sulphuric acid.
| detect, find


amount | element, gas, metal, mineral
Kelp is rich in vitamins and trace elements.


~ of
a trace of amusement/anxiety/a smile


1 find out where sth is/where it comes from




be able/unable to, can
Police have been unable to trace her movements during her final days.
| attempt to, try to | help (to) | fail to | be difficult to | be possible to


The stolen paintings have been successfully traced to a London warehouse.

2 find/describe the cause/origin of sth


carefully | easily
Words have over the centuries acquired meanings not easily traced in dictionaries.
| directly | historically | back


can | attempt to, try to | be difficult to
The origins of the custom are difficult to trace.
| be possible to


The book traces the history of the game back to an incident in 1863.

3 mark where the line of sth is with a thin object




She lightly traced the outline of his face with her finger.

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