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In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
John Amery

Meaning of "trail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TRAIL

From Old French trailler to draw, tow, from Vulgar Latin tragulāre (unattested), from Latin trāgula dragnet, from trahere to drag; compare Middle Dutch traghelen to drag.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TRAIL

trail  [treɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Trail is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb trail in English.

WHAT DOES TRAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

trail

Trail

A trail is normally a path with a rough beaten or dirt/stone surface used for travel. Trails may be for use only by walkers, but some are also be used for cycling, horse riding, snow shoeing, or cross-country skiing, and less often for moving cattle and other livestock. A trail can also be a marked route on a navigable waterway. In some places trails are the main access route to remote settlements.

Definition of trail in the English dictionary

The first definition of trail in the dictionary is to drag or stream, or permit to drag or stream along a surface, esp the ground. Other definition of trail is to make through. Trail is also to chase, follow, or hunt by following marks or tracks.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TRAIL

PRESENT

Present
I trail
you trail
he/she/it trails
we trail
you trail
they trail
Present continuous
I am trailing
you are trailing
he/she/it is trailing
we are trailing
you are trailing
they are trailing
Present perfect
I have trailed
you have trailed
he/she/it has trailed
we have trailed
you have trailed
they have trailed
Present perfect continuous
I have been trailing
you have been trailing
he/she/it has been trailing
we have been trailing
you have been trailing
they have been trailing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I trailed
you trailed
he/she/it trailed
we trailed
you trailed
they trailed
Past continuous
I was trailing
you were trailing
he/she/it was trailing
we were trailing
you were trailing
they were trailing
Past perfect
I had trailed
you had trailed
he/she/it had trailed
we had trailed
you had trailed
they had trailed
Past perfect continuous
I had been trailing
you had been trailing
he/she/it had been trailing
we had been trailing
you had been trailing
they had been trailing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will trail
you will trail
he/she/it will trail
we will trail
you will trail
they will trail
Future continuous
I will be trailing
you will be trailing
he/she/it will be trailing
we will be trailing
you will be trailing
they will be trailing
Future perfect
I will have trailed
you will have trailed
he/she/it will have trailed
we will have trailed
you will have trailed
they will have trailed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been trailing
you will have been trailing
he/she/it will have been trailing
we will have been trailing
you will have been trailing
they will have been trailing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would trail
you would trail
he/she/it would trail
we would trail
you would trail
they would trail
Conditional continuous
I would be trailing
you would be trailing
he/she/it would be trailing
we would be trailing
you would be trailing
they would be trailing
Conditional perfect
I would have trail
you would have trail
he/she/it would have trail
we would have trail
you would have trail
they would have trail
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been trailing
you would have been trailing
he/she/it would have been trailing
we would have been trailing
you would have been trailing
they would have been trailing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you trail
we let´s trail
you trail
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to trail
Past participle
trailed
Present Participle
trailing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRAIL


Azrael
ˈæzreɪl
bedrail
ˈbɛdˌreɪl
brail
breɪl
Braille
breɪl
contrail
ˈkɒntreɪl
derail
dɪˈreɪl
entrail
ɪnˈtreɪl
frail
freɪl
graal
ɡreɪl
Grail
ɡreɪl
guardrail
ˈɡɑːdˌreɪl
handrail
ˈhændˌreɪl
headrail
ˈhɛdˌreɪl
interrail
ˈɪntəˌreɪl
monorail
ˈmɒnəʊˌreɪl
rail
reɪl
Thrale
θreɪl
vitrail
ˈvɪtreɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRAIL

traik
trail away
trail bike
trail mix
trail one´s coat
trail rope
trail-blazing
trail-less
trailable
trailbaston
trailblazer
trailbreaker
trailer
trailer camp
trailer court
trailer park
trailer tent
trailer trash
trailer truck
trailerable

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRAIL

audit trail
blaze a trail
campaign trail
curtain rail
dado rail
drail
fire trail
hiking trail
Holy Grail
light rail
nature trail
Oregon trail
paper trail
picture rail
Santa Fe Trail
serail
third rail
towel rail
vapour trail
water rail

Synonyms and antonyms of trail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TRAIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «trail» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of trail
advertise · aftermath · amble · announce · bring up the rear · chain · chase · course · crawl · creep · dangle · dawdle · dog · drag · draw · drift · droop · fall behind · follow · footpath · hang back · haul · hound · hunt · hype · keep tabs on · lag · line · linger · loiter · lose · mark · meander · path · pathway · plod · preview · publicise · pull · pursue · road · route · row · scent · series · shadow · singletrack · slide · slink · slipstream · slither · spoor · stalk · straggle · stream · string · succession · sweep · tail · tow · trace · track · tracks · train · traipse · trudge · wake · wander · way

Translation of «trail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRAIL

Find out the translation of trail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of trail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «trail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 崎岖小路
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sendero
570 millions of speakers

English

trail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निशान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

درب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тропа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rastro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

piste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jejak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

踏み分け道
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

산길
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jejere
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pista
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szlak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стежка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

traseu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μονοπάτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

roete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spår
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trail
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of trail

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRAIL»

The term «trail» is very widely used and occupies the 3.873 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «trail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «trail» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about trail

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10 QUOTES WITH «TRAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word trail.
1
John Amery
In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
2
Alexander Graham Bell
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
3
Julie Benz
I only knew basic western trail riding. Nothing fancy.
4
Buffalo Bill
I could never resist the call of the trail.
5
Joan Blades
Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they have a voter-verified paper trail.
6
Claire Cameron
I was hiking a five-day loop - alone - in the Rocky Mountains when I rounded the switchback and saw a large body on the trail ahead. It had brown fur with a cinnamon tinge that was draped across dense, humped back muscle. A broad head lifted and I could see the dish-shaped muzzle was catching my scent. I knew bears. This was a grizzly.
7
Tom Colicchio
I remember at The Quilted Giraffe, when I was when working there to try out for the sous-chef position. I really wanted it, and the woman working the line next to me kept messing up and making me look bad. The last day of my kitchen trail, I just said to her very quietly, 'Do me a favor and get out of my way, because I want this job.'
8
Bill de Blasio
There are a lot of different demands on the campaign trail, but what matters most is that you connect with voters and take the time to really hear their concerns.
9
George Mercer Dawson
A duck's nest was found today near the trail on the dry open prairie with as far as could be seen no water or marsh near. The bird flew off but could not tell what species. The eggs nine originally.
10
Norm Dicks
So when people go to the park this summer, they are not going to have the same quality of a visit. There is not going to be a ranger out on the trail to tell them about the important cultural and historic areas within the Olympic National Park.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRAIL»

Discover the use of trail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to trail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Awol on the Appalachian Trail
A 41-year-old engineer quits his job to hike the Appalachian Trail. This is a true account of his hike from Georgia to Maine, bringing to the reader the life of the towns and the people he meets along the way.
David Miller, 2006
2
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the ...
An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Bill Bryson, 2010
3
Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: Some Pioneers to Old ...
A contribution to old Augusta Co. and Rockingham Co. and their descendants of the family of Harrison & allied lines.
John Houston Harrison, 1935
4
Voices from the Trail of Tears
Provides a collection of letters, military records, journal excerpts, and other firsthand accounts documenting the fate of the Cherokee Indians after the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
Vicki Rozema, 2003
5
Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals Are ...
Ruth adds fresh stories from evangelicals who have followed Webber’s footsteps on the Canterbury trail, along with new essays that highlight the diversity of Anglican expressions today.
Robert E. Webber, Lester Ruth, 2013
6
Blood Trail
Documents the seven-state killing spree of Joseph W. Brown, a twisted sexual predator, who brutally raped, tortured, and murdered fourteen women, shocking crimes that came to light when he, sentenced to life in prison after killing a woman ...
Steven Walker, Rick Reed, 2005
7
Walking the Appalachian Trail
Maret is one of the dozens of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers whose fascinating accounts appear in this book.
Larry Luxenberg, 1994
8
Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam
Kepel has traveled throughout the Muslim world gathering documents, interviews, and archival materials, in order to give readers a comprehensive understanding of the scope of Islamist movements, their past, and their present. 7 maps.
Gilles Kepel, 2006
9
Runner's World Complete Guide to Trail Running
Discusses all aspects of trail running, from preventing injury to storing up calories for the day's adventure.
Dagny Scott Barrios, 2003
10
Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties: An Indian Declaration ...
An Indian spokesman calls for the federal government to reopen treaty-making procedures In this book, first published in 1974 in the context of the declaration at Wounded Knee, noted Indian activist, legal scholar, and author Vine Deloria ...
Vine Deloria, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term trail is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Trail Blazers, per …
The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded center Brendan Haywood and shooter Mike Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! «SB Nation, Jul 15»
2
Scott Jurek Breaks Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Record
Jurek started the attempt at the trail's southern terminus, Springer Mountain in Georgia, on May 27 at 5:56 a.m. He averaged nearly 50 miles a day, crossing 14 ... «Runner's World Newswire, Jul 15»
3
Trail Blazers Acquire Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson from …
The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired forward Noah Vonleh and guard Gerald Henderson from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for forward Nicolas Batum, ... «Trailblazers.com, Jun 15»
4
Missing White House chef found dead on hiking trail
TAOS, N.M. — Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico ... «New York Post, Jun 15»
5
Trestle Trail shooting victims identified
The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the Trestle Trail Bridge in Menasha. City of Menasha police released the new details at a press conference ... «Fox11online.com, May 15»
6
Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies, 2015 NBA playoff results: Memphis …
In typical Grindhouse fashion, the Memphis Grizzlies pulled out a hard-fought 99-93 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 to earn a 4-1 series victory. «SB Nation, Apr 15»
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Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, and his lonely Saturday night walk
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) drives to the basket as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Memphis Grizzlies in game 3 of the NBA playoffs on ... «OregonLive.com, Apr 15»
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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Lillard, Guards Fizzle …
The good news for Portland Trail Blazers fans after Game 2 of their series with the Memphis Grizzlies: Portland played better tonight. They had a lead after the ... «Blazer's Edge, Apr 15»
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Portland Trail Blazers playoff preview: Injuries strike at the worst time
This was the year for the Portland Trail Blazers to push all their chips in. LaMarcus Aldridge was at his peak, Damian Lillard was coming into his own and the ... «SB Nation, Apr 15»
10
Game Day Hub: Trail Blazers at Warriors
NBA-best Golden State looks to end its rare losing streak by winning its 15th consecutive home game Thursday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, who are ... «Trailblazers.com, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Trail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/trail>. Mar 2020 ».
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