Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “trace”

trace

noun [C] (SLIGHT AMOUNT)    /treɪs/
a very slight amount : Traces of drugs were found in his blood . There is just a trace of grey in his hair . She speaks English without the slightest trace of an accent . There was the faintest trace of a smile on her lips . "How wonderful !" she said, without any trace of sarcasm .Words meaning small pieces and amounts
(Definition of trace noun (SLIGHT AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of trace

Definitions of “trace” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More