FIND › to find someone or something that was lost: Police have so far failed to trace the missing woman.
ORIGIN › to find the origin of something: She's traced her family back to the sixteenth century. They were able to trace the call (= find out the number of the telephone used).
DEVELOPMENT › to describe the way something has developed over time: The book traces the development of women's art since the start of the century.
COPY › to copy a picture by putting transparent paper on top and following the outer line of the picture with a pen: tracing paper