There are 2 main translations of trace in Spanish:

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trace 1

American English: /treɪs/
British English: /treɪs/

noun

  • 1 1.1 countable or uncountable (indication) there was no trace o there were no traces of a struggle
    no había señales or indicios or rastros de que hubiera habido una pelea
    traces of the old way of life
    vestigios (masculine plural) or rastros del antiguo modo de vida
    they can't find any trace of my letter
    no encuentran mi carta por ninguna parte
    to disappear without (a) trace
    desaparecer sin dejar rastro
    I detected a trace of a smile on his face
    advertí el esbozo de una sonrisa en su rostro
    Example sentences
    • A trace of sadness was barely audible in Cattia's flat voice, perhaps such a small sliver of one that only Tania really could pick it up.
    • It is a tribute to him that there is barely a trace of tedium in a performance lasting more than four hours.
    • ‘You're always damned by the exception,’ Hill says with the slightest trace of a smile.
    1.2 countable (small amount) See examples: they found traces of poison in the food
    encontraron rastros de veneno en la comida
    remove all traces of make-up
    límpiese sin dejar residuos de maquillaje
    without a trace of resentment
    sin un asomo de resentimiento
    there was a trace of sadness in his voice
    había un dejo de tristeza en su voz
  • 2 countable 2.1 (Computing) 2.2 (drawn by instrument)
    Example sentences
    • Baxter must now wait to see if the IOC will agree to a second test to establish the nature of the trace detected.
    • The traces were recorded at different voltages.
    • The consensus model presented here is derived from the results of analyzing only six traces recorded in response to a single perturbation.
    Example sentences
    • In the beginning of the film, Trinity is on the phone and we see the computer doing a telephone trace.
    • Witnesses took the number of the car and police conducted a trace on the vehicle.
  • 3
    (path, track) (American English)
    Example sentences
    • Path was synonymous with trace, another invaluable gift that pioneers used to penetrate the otherwise impassable.
    • Here, however, it came to be another old and enduring track through otherwise treacherous and disorienting terrain, a variation of path and trace.
    • S'sahr barked an order and there were groans, but the troopers spread out keeping eyes open for any traces or tracks.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (chart) See examples: the book traces the events leading up to the crisis
    el libro detalla el desarrollo de los acontecimientos que desembocaron en la crisis
    the documentary traces the history of the organization
    el documental examina or analiza paso a paso la historia de la organización
    1.2 (find)
    (criminal/witness/missing person)
    they can't trace my application form
    no encuentran mi solicitud
    I can't trace any reference to it
    no encuentro ninguna mención de ello
    Example sentences
    • Now Lloyd and Debbie Peters, who moved to Australia from Hockley, are calling for help in tracing the white Havenese dog who ran off while being groomed.
    • What was dismissed as a ‘third-rate burglary’ was eventually traced to the White House.
    • Police have so far been unable to trace the white Conway trailer, but a cheque from the Donnes has gone some way to lifting the youngster's spirits.
    1.3 (follow)
    seguirle la pista or el rastro a
    they traced him to a hotel in Birmingham
    le siguieron la pista or el rastro hasta dar con él en un hotel en Birmingham
    Example sentences
    • Yohanna's fingers traced a silver crescent mark on the babe's forehead and in that brief moment Yohanna recognized her.
    • It had claw marks across its wooden panels, and when I traced them with my finger I decided that they were far too big to be from some kind of animal.
    • He reached out his hand and his fingers traced her laughing smile.
    1.4 (find origin of) See examples: I can trace my family back to the 17th century
    los orígenes de mi familia se remontan al siglo XVII
    his family traces its descent from the Huguenots
    su familia desciende de los hugonotes
    they traced the information (back) to the embassy
    descubrieron que la información provenía de la embajada or se había originado en la embajada
    to trace a call
    averiguar de dónde proviene una llamada
    they traced the call to a public telephone
    averiguaron que la llamada provenía de un teléfono público
  • 2 2.1 (on tracing paper) 2.2 (draw)
    (line/outline)
    she traced (out) a plan of the town in the sand
    hizo or dibujó un plano de la ciudad en la arena
    Example sentences
    • His hand gripped the hilt of his sword, the blade drawn but down so the point traced a line in the snow.
    • Now, with your finger, trace a few quick lines in the heap, imposing some sort of visual rhythm.
    • I knew where his hands were on my back, I could feel the patterns he was tracing with his fingers, where my hands were behind his neck, the fireworks exploding in my head.
    Example sentences
    • Using graphite paper, they traced their portrait onto the map pieces.
    • If you are not confident in your drawing skills, you may want to use a piece of tracing paper and trace the image you would to place on the rubber stamp.
    • They first drew their portrait on paper before tracing the sketch on to the fabric.

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trace 2
Pronunciation: / treɪs /American English: /treɪs/
British English: /treɪs/

noun

  • (harness strap) to kick over the traces
    Example sentences
    • Ales broke off in mid-explanation to dive into the crowd, reappearing clasping a handkerchief waving teenage girl, and yoking her into the cart's rope traces.
    • The horses pulling the carriage suddenly took fright for no apparent reason, snapped the traces and bolted off, startling both the hosts and their guest of honour.

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