Related formsmis·track·ing, noun
Definition for tracking (2 of 2)
- a course laid out for running or racing.
- the group of sports performed on such a course, as running or hurdling, as distinguished from field events.
- both track and field events as a whole.
- a band of recorded sound laid along the length of a magnetic tape.
- band2(def 6).
- an individual song or segment of a recording: a title track.
- a discrete, separate recording that is combined with other parts of a musical recording to produce the final aural version: a special rhythm track added to the basic track.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of track
Examples from the Web for tracking
A dozen Revolutionary Guards were caught deep inside Pakistan, tracking Rigi.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We are tracking down the man,” the Bangalore Police Commissioner said.
She recounts sending Ivgy a script, then tracking the actress down at school.
MIT Professor Eric Alm thinks that sewers are the missing link to tracking public health.The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers|Wudan Yan|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Google tracking your search history and sharing your data with third parties?Walter Isaacson’s ‘The Innovators’: How a Gaggle of Geeks Invented the Future|Wendy Smith|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Had they gone off in any other way, there would have been a possibility of tracking them.The Wild Huntress|Mayne Reid
They were in good spirits, tracking the boat along shore, when they were fired on from the bush.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. I of 2)|Michael Scott
I was running around a bit, and he was tracking down a lost tribe or something of the sort.Shelled by an Unseen Foe|James Fiske
When they started the actions of the dog showed Hare that Wolf was not tracking a back-trail, but travelling by instinct.The Heritage of the Desert|Zane Grey
This it is which has contributed to render the Mongols so skilful in tracking animals.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc
British Dictionary definitions for tracking (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for tracking (2 of 2)
- a course for running or racing
- (as modifier)track events
- sports performed on a track
- track and field events as a whole
- to provide with a track
- to run on a track of (a certain width)
Derived Formstrackable, adjectivetracker, noun
Word Origin for track
Idioms and Phrases with tracking
In addition to the idioms beginning with track
- track down
- track record
- cover one's tracks
- drop in one's tracks
- fast track
- follow in someone's footsteps (tracks)
- inside track
- jump the track
- keep (lose) track
- make tracks
- off the beaten track
- off the track
- one-track mind
- on the right tack (track)
- right side of the tracks
- stop cold (in one's tracks)