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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trace \Trace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. traced; p. pr. & vb. n. tracing.] [OF. tracier, F. tracer, from (assumed) LL. tractiare, fr.L. tractus, p. p. of trahere to draw. Cf. Abstract, Attract, Contract, Portratt, Tract, Trail, Train, Treat. ] 1. To mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; especially, to copy, as a drawing or engraving, by following the lines and marking them on a sheet superimposed, through which they appear; as, to trace a figure or an outline; a traced drawing. [1913 Webster] Some faintly traced features or outline of the mother and the child, slowly lading into the twilight of the woods. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 2. To follow by some mark that has been left by a person or thing which has preceded; to follow by footsteps, tracks, or tokens. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] You may trace the deluge quite round the globe. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] I feel thy power . . . to trace the ways Of highest agents. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, to follow the trace or track of. [1913 Webster] How all the way the prince on footpace traced. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. To copy; to imitate. [1913 Webster] That servile path thou nobly dost decline, Of tracing word, and line by line. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 5. To walk over; to pass through; to traverse. [1913 Webster] We do tracethis alley up and down. --Shak. [1913 Webster]