Translation of "trail" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /treɪl/

[ C ] a path through the countryside, often made or used for a particular purpose

a forest/mountain trail 林間/山間小道

[ C ] the smell or series of marks left by a person, animal or thing as it moves along

The dogs are specially trained to follow the trail left by the fox. 這些狗經過特別訓練,能夠追蹤狐狸留下的氣味。
He left a trail of muddy footprints behind him. 他身後留下了一串泥濘的腳印。

[ S ] various pieces of information which together show where someone you are searching for has gone

The police admit that the thieves have left no trail for them to follow up. 警方承認小偷沒有留下可供他們追蹤的線索。
be on the trail of sb/sth

to be searching for someone or something by examining information you find about where they went

The three men went to the Bahamas, on the trail of a sunken 17th-century galleon full of treasure. 這三個人去了巴哈馬,為的是尋找一艘滿載金銀財寶的17世紀西班牙沉船。

(Translation of “trail noun” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)