1.A rough path or road, typically one beaten by use rather than constructed.
‘follow the track to the farm'
‘Follow the track to a minor road and turn right to reach a main road.'
‘The race is run over 22 miles and takes competitors through open moorland and on farm tracks, footpaths and roads.'
‘After a spooky tunnel we were out in the sunshine and on Long Lane, the first of three tracks, and a rather austere mile to start with.'
‘The acting team leader instigated a full team call-out, instructing team members to meet at the campsite before commencing a search of the forest tracks and paths.'
2.A prepared course or circuit for athletes, horses, motor vehicles, bicycles, or dogs to race on.
‘a Formula One Grand Prix track'
‘Betting is currently allowed at official booths at dog and horse racing tracks, and some bookmakers are authorized to place odds on some sports events.'
‘They're dedicated to promoting racing on the track rather than the street.'
‘For second offenses, trainers will be prohibited from entering horses at the track for 15 days.'
‘The action came during Thursday's meeting of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission when all three of the state's tracks got racing days.'
3.The sport of running on a track.
‘the four running disciplines of track, road, country, and fell'
‘In our team, medals can come from anywhere: sprints, distance, track or field, male or female, individual or relay.'
‘As a young man he excelled in all the major sports; baseball, basketball, football and track.'
‘He is a GB Modern Pentathlete and 1500m northern track champion.'
‘She started to sprint harder, just as she had done in for track.'
4.A mark or line of marks left by a person, animal, or vehicle in passing.
‘he followed the tracks made by the cars in the snow'
‘On the ceiling of the cave, animal tracks can be seen, and there are fossils of many marine creatures - plus a bird fossil which looks like a chicken.'
‘Keep them interested by making snow angels or looking for animal tracks.'
‘These had been removed with surgical precision and there were no tracks near the animal that would enable determining exactly what attacked it.'
‘On a recent day, a raccoon's tracks mark the surf-soaked sand.'
5.The course or route followed by someone or something (used especially in talking about their pursuit by others)
‘I didn't want them on my track'
‘Follow the tracks of past users through China, Italy, Major League Baseball.'
‘What I didn't know was that the groom had followed my tracks.'
‘Most of the characters follow such tracks, nonetheless, hoping to find solace away from Rivière au Sel.'
‘And, even if I can't follow his peripatetic tracks around the globe, I can enjoy his travels vicariously.'
6.A course of action or line of thought.
‘in terms of social arrangements, you are not too far off the track'
‘We're definitely concerned, but hopeful and optimistic that everything finally will go along the right track.'
‘In recent decades, marching band traditions in the United States have evolved along decidedly different cultural tracks.'
‘The two painters went on very different tracks afterward.'
‘I had said plenty of impulsive and strange things before, and had suggested many many different career tracks, but I had never said this before.'
7.A continuous line of rails on a railway.
‘commuters had to leave trains to walk along the tracks'
‘130 kilometres of track'
‘Until Beeching there was a twin track railway line along here.'
‘Motorists watched in amazement as a 30 ft fountain of water caused an explosion on the electricity lines above a railway track.'
‘At the meeting, it was stated that there would be a further inspection of the carriages, locomotives and railway tracks.'
8.A metal or plastic strip or rail along which a curtain or spotlight may be moved.
‘If necessary, remove the horizontal top trim boards alongside the track, using the same method'
‘The room I'm in is full of shelves on tracks - you move them to get between them and get files out.'
‘The platform was placed on wheels, which were free to move along a level metal track.'
‘The doors are so light a child can push them open or closed, and their slim, custom metal tracks make conventional sliders look prehistorically heavy.'
‘She hopes the hook appeals to curtain rail and track manufacturers and the general public alike.'
9.A strip on the mast, boom, or floor of a yacht along which a slide attached to a sail can be moved, used to adjust the position of the sail.
‘The recent damage to the track on the mast where the mainsail is attached is the main focus of her concern, with some tough miles still to come.'
10.A recording of one song or piece of music.
‘the CD contains early Elvis Presley tracks'
‘We will be going into the recording studio soon to record some new tracks.'
‘Although it was not the first track recorded, it proved determinant in how this album would sound.'
‘First albums are often collections of tracks recorded over a long period of time.'
‘The many stand-out tracks on this album make it a favorite of most fans.'
11.A lengthwise strip of magnetic tape containing one sequence of signals.
‘Multiple digital read channels may be used to read multiple tracks of an optical disk simultaneously.'
‘High track density magnetic media with pitted optical servo tracks and method for stamping the tracks on the media.'
‘A recording surface is segmented into a plurality of radial zones each containing a plurality of concentric tracks on which data may be recorded.'
12.The soundtrack of a film or video.
‘This is an apt track for the film, as it didn't really require a full-blown 5.1 remix.'
‘All three tracks are totally serviceable, but the surround sound track sounds the best of the bunch by leaps and bounds.'
‘Thankfully, I didn't have to sit through commentary tracks or a production featurette.'
‘I bet Jackie would be quite happy to chat about any of his films for a featurette or a commentary track!'
‘The audio track is mono only, in keeping with the original theatrical release of the film.'
13.A continuous articulated metal band around the wheels of a heavy vehicle such as a tank, intended to facilitate movement over rough or soft ground.
‘From the west and south, the elite Namal and Golani Brigades trundled forward, their tank tracks chewing up the sodden ground.'
‘Rudolf could hear the metal of the wheels grind against the metal of the tracks.'
‘A vehicle equipped with band tracks will weigh about a ton less than a similar vehicle equipped with metal tracks, which will make it easier to transport by air.'
‘He entered the circular chamber in a wheelchair, without wheels, instead, tracks like a tank, to push him along.'
‘Though other tracked vehicles can tear up soft terrain, our tracks steer much the same as a tire-equipped vehicle.'
14.A continuous line of copper or other conductive material on a printed circuit board, used to connect parts of a circuit.
‘extremely thin tracks are not able to withstand much heat when soldering'
‘In addition, the printed circuit board comprises a flat flexible support on which the conductor tracks run from the stator to the rotor.'
‘Woven into the jacket are electrically conductive fabric tracks which connect the chip module to a fabric keyboard and built-in speakers in the helmet.'
‘We connect them together with wires or copper tracks to make circuits, but it's the components that do all the work.'
‘After exhaustive testing they found that a long track in the circuit board had functioned as the antenna.'
15.The transverse distance between a vehicle's wheels.
‘the undercarriage was fully retractable inwards into the wing, with a 90 inch track'
‘And there are wider wheels and a wider track, which combine to change the stance of the car.'
‘Several suggestions were made by Ford engineers to improve its stability, including widening the track width of the vehicle.'
‘It also has a wider track by two inches, although the body width is not much different.'
‘The new car has a wider track and larger wheels, which set it off from the versions that have been sold since its launch four years ago.'
16.A group in which schoolchildren of the same age and ability are taught.
‘It illustrates the high price that pupils pay for being excluded from the academic track, even when they are some way down the ability distribution within their birth cohort.'
‘Approximately half the pupils in this study were in a regular academic track, while the remaining subjects were in a slower track.'
‘What should you consider when choosing a high school diploma track?'
1.A group in which schoolchildren of the same age and ability are taught.
‘secondary radars that track the aircraft in flight'
2.Follow the trail or movements of (someone or something), typically in order to find them or note their course.
‘he tracked Anna to her room'
‘The radars picked up and tracked the pieces of the shuttle as they fell to Earth.'
‘The Norwegian Coastguard closely tracks the movements of dive boats and will probably board yours during your trip.'
‘I want something that tracks my eye movement on screen, and a key combination which will jump the cursor to where I am looking.'
3.Note the progress or course of.
‘City have been tracking the striker since the summer'
‘In one study, researchers tracked the progress of 281 women enrolled in a smoking cessation program.'
‘Writing down what you do removes all the guesswork and accurately tracks your progress.'
‘You can also find programs to monitor and track your child's online activity.'
‘The agency has created a linked system that connects its careers service with school and social services so that an individual's progress can be tracked and mapped more efficiently.'
4.Follow a particular course.
‘the storm was tracking across the ground at 30 mph'
‘The gallery is a short walk from campus - just follow the train tracks southbound.'
‘We'll watch this storm as it tracks through the northeast.'
‘The tropical storm is tracking toward the Gulf of Mexico.'
‘It could be days, for all we know, as far as what the storm is tracking at this point.'
5.(of a stylus) follow (a groove in a record)
‘the pickup's stylus must faithfully track undulations'
‘the DT1 tracks exceptionally well'
6.(of a film or television camera) move in relation to the subject being filmed.
‘the camera eventually tracked away'
‘With cameras tracking their every intimate just- married moment, these newlyweds have the hottest reality show on TV.'
‘A line of description at the bottom of the last page that sends the camera slowly tracking back… so the audience can catch its breath gather its thoughts, and leave the cinema with dignity.'
‘Suppose the camera is tracking in, following a bad guy's footsteps.'
‘Move with your camera and take tracking or dollying shots.'
7.(of wheels) run so that the back ones are exactly in the track of the front ones.
‘I've just had my wheels tracked 'cause I thought that was the problem.'
‘Oh my car has stopped oversteering after I got my wheels tracked.'
‘They balanced and tracked the wheels to no avail.'
8.(of a tunable circuit or component) vary in frequency in the same way as another circuit or component, so that the frequency difference between them remains constant.
‘For nearly four decades chips have tracked Moore's Law, doubling their transistor count every two years.'
‘The system will contain a more sophisticated heading sensor as well as more advanced tracking and stabilizing circuits.'
‘he was going to track the canoe up the ice-hung rapids'