track Definition

  • 1a rough path or road, typically one beaten by use rather than constructed
  • 2a mark or line of marks left by a person, animal, or vehicle in passing
  • 3a prepared course or circuit for racing, especially motor racing

Using track: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "track" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The track through the forest was narrow and winding.

  • Example

    The tracks in the snow showed that a deer had passed by.

  • Example

    He set a new lap record on the race track.

track Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for track

Antonyms for track

Idioms Using track

  • to leave quickly or depart in haste


    We need to make tracks if we want to catch the last train.

  • moving in the correct direction or making progress towards a goal


    After weeks of struggling, I finally feel like I'm on the right track with this project.

  • to become unaware of the passage of time


    I was so engrossed in my book that I lost track of time and missed my appointment.

Phrases with track

  • to monitor or follow the progress or whereabouts of someone or something


    I have trouble keeping track of all my appointments.

  • away from the frequently traveled routes or locations


    We went off the beaten track to find some hidden waterfalls.

  • a process or route that is expedited or accelerated


    She was put on the fast track to promotion after her excellent performance.

Origins of track

from Middle Low German 'treck', meaning 'pulling'


Summary: track in Brief

The term 'track' [træk] refers to a rough path or road, a line of marks left by a person or vehicle, or a prepared course for racing. It can be used in phrases like 'keep track of,' meaning to monitor progress, and idioms like 'on the right track,' indicating progress towards a goal. 'Track' also has a range of synonyms, including 'path' and 'course.'

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