Definition for TRACE

TRACE, n.1 [Fr. id.; It. traccia; Sp. traza; L. tractus, tracto. See Track, and the verb Trace.]

  1. A mark left by any thing passing; a footstep; a track; a vestige; as, the trace of a carriage or sled; the trace of a man or of a deer.
  2. Remains; a mark, impression, or visible appearance of any thing left when the thing itself no longer exists. We are told that there are no traces of ancient Babylon now to be seen. The shady empire shall retain no trace / Of war or blood, but in the sylvan chase. Pope.

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