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trail 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/trāl/,
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trails, plural;
  1. Draw or be drawn along the ground or other surface behind someone or something
    • - Alex trailed a hand through the clear water
    • - her robe trailed along the ground
  2. (typically of a plant) Grow or hang over the edge of something or along the ground
    • - the roses grew wild, their stems trailing over the banks
  3. Follow (a person or animal), typically by using marks, signs, or scent left behind

  4. Be losing to an opponent in a game or contest
    • - the Packers were trailing 10–6 at halftime
  5. Walk or move slowly or wearily
    • - she trailed behind, whimpering at intervals
  6. (of the voice or a speaker) Fade gradually before stopping
    • - her voice trailed away
  7. Advertise (something, esp. a film or program) in advance by broadcasting extracts or details

  8. Apply (slip) through a nozzle or spout to decorate ceramic ware

Noun
  1. A mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something
    • - a trail of blood on the grass
  2. A track or scent used in following someone or hunting an animal
    • - police followed his trail to Atlantic City
  3. A part, typically long and thin, stretching behind or hanging down from someone or something
    • - smoke trails
    • - trails of ivy
  4. A line of people of things following behind each other
    • - a trail of ants
  5. A beaten path through rough country such as a forest or moor

  6. A route planned or followed for a particular purpose
    • - a Democratic candidate on the campaign trail
  7. A downhill ski run or cross-country ski route

  8. The rear end of a gun carriage, resting or sliding on the ground when the gun is unlimbered


  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"
  2. drag: to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
  3. a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country
  4. chase: go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
  5. lead: evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
  6. move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly; "John trailed behind his class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
  7. A trail is a path, track or other route or thoroughfare used for travel. Its precise meaning varies.
  8. In the field of cell biology, TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), is a protein which functions as a ligand which induces the process of cell death called apoptosis. TRAIL has also been designated CD253 (cluster of differentiation 253).
  9. Bicycle and motorcycle geometry is the collection of key measurements (lengths and angles) that define a particular bike configuration. Primary among these are wheelbase, steering axis angle, fork offset, and trail. These parameters have a major influence on how a bike handles.
  10. Trail was the name of a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia located in the West Kootenay region. It is named after the town of Trail, B.C.. It made its first appearance on the hustings in the election of 1916 . ...
  11. Graph theory is a growing area in mathematical research, and has a large specialized vocabulary. Some authors use the same word with different meanings. Some authors use different words to mean the same thing. This page attempts to keep up with current usage.
  12. Trail is a competitive class at horse shows where horses and riders in western-style attire and horse tack navigate a series of obstacles.Strickland Competing in Western Shows p. 45 Contestants ride the course one at a time. ...
  13. The track followed by a hunter; A route for travel over land, especially a narrow, unpaved route for use by hikers, horse riders, etc; A trailer broadcast on television of a forthcoming film or programme; To follow behind (someone or something); to tail (someone or something); To drag ( ...
  14. (trailing) to converge in the direction of travel
  15. (Trailing) running behind another player.
  16. (Trailing) A plant with long stems that hand down
  17. (Trailing) A technique of decoration that produces roughly flat-bottomed, parallel-sided, plain lines on the surface of a vessel (in contrast to V-shaped incisions). Trailed lines were made by drawing a tool across the still damp and pliable surface of the vessel before firing. ...
  18. (Trailing) Decorative application of softened threads of glass to the surface of an object.
  19. (Trailing) Dog that hunts with its nose to the ground tracking running game.
  20. (Trailing) Growth habit. Describes an African Violet which has more than one crown. Also see Trailer. Contrast with Rosette.
  21. (Trailing) Plants laying flat on the ground, on the surface, or on other vegetation.
  22. (Trailing) The act of following any given set of tracks to its conclusion.
  23. (Trailing) This is the sum of the company's earnings per share for last four quarters, 1Q+2Q+3Q+4Q.
  24. (Trailing) an uncommon method of saluting using a flag on a pole. The flag is lowered until it just touches the ground for a few seconds, then raised smartly back up the pole. Practiced in some monarchies as a salute to a royal member.
  25. (trailing (Sports)) [A dot] points thumb down and descends.