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Track vs. Way

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Tracknoun

A mark left by something that has passed along.

‘Follow the track of the ship.’; ‘Can you see any tracks in the snow?’;

Waynoun

(heading) To do with a place or places.

Tracknoun

A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or animal.

‘The fox tracks were still visible in the snow.’;

Waynoun

A road, a direction, a (physical or conceptual) path from one place to another.

‘Do you know the way to the airport?’; ‘Come this way and I'll show you a shortcut.’; ‘It's a long way from here.’;

Tracknoun

The entire lower surface of the foot; said of birds, etc.

Waynoun

A means to enter or leave a place.

‘We got into the cinema through the back way.’;

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Tracknoun

A road or other similar beaten path.

‘Follow the track for a hundred metres.’;

Waynoun

A roughly-defined geographical area.

‘If you're ever 'round this way, come over and visit me.’;

Tracknoun

Physical course; way.

‘Astronomers predicted the track of the comet.’;

Waynoun

A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.

‘You're going about it the wrong way.’; ‘He's known for his quirky ways.’; ‘I don't like the way she looks at me.’;

Tracknoun

A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.

‘The athletes ran round the track.’;

Waynoun

A state or condition

‘When I returned home, I found my house and belongings in a most terrible way.’;

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Tracknoun

The direction and progress of someone or something; path.

Waynoun

(heading) Personal interaction.

Tracknoun

(railways) The way or rails along which a train moves.

‘They briefly closed the railway to remove debris found on the track.’;

Waynoun

Possibility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way').

‘There's no way I'm going to clean up after you.’;

Tracknoun

A tract or area, such as of land.

Waynoun

Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct.

‘My little sister always whines until she gets her way.’;

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Tracknoun

Awareness of something, especially when arising from close monitoring.

Waynoun

(paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.

Tracknoun

(automotive) The distance between two opposite wheels on a same axletree (also track width)

Waynoun

(nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.

Tracknoun

(automotive) Short for caterpillar track.

Waynoun

A degree, an amount, a sense.

‘In a large way, crocodiles and alligators are similar.’;

Tracknoun

(cricket) The pitch.

Waynoun

Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.

‘Way to ruin the moment, guys.’;

Tracknoun

Sound stored on a record.

Waynoun

(plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.

Tracknoun

The physical track on a record.

Waynoun

(plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.

Tracknoun

(music) A song or other relatively short piece of music, on a record, separated from others by a short silence

‘My favourite track on the album is "Sunshine".’;

Waynoun

The letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.

Tracknoun

A circular (never-ending) data storage unit on a side of magnetic or optical disk, divided into sectors.

Wayinterjection

(only in reply to no way) yes; it is true; it is possible

Tracknoun

The racing events of track and field; track and field in general.

‘I'm going to try out for track next week.’;

Wayverb

(obsolete) To travel.

Tracknoun

A session talk on a conference.

Wayadverb

Much.

‘I'm way too tired to do that.’; ‘I'm a way better singer than Emma.’;

Trackverb

To continue observing over time.

Wayadverb

Very.

‘I'm way tired’; ‘String theory is way cool, except for the math.’;

Trackverb

(transitive) To observe the (measured) state of a person or object over time.

‘We will track the raven population over the next six months.’;

Wayadverb

(informal) Far.

‘I used to live way over there.’; ‘The farmhouse is way down the bottom of the hill.’;

Trackverb

(transitive) To monitor the movement of a person or object.

‘Agent Miles has been tracking the terrorist since Madrid.’;

Wayadverb

Away.

Trackverb

(transitive) To match the movement or change of a person or object.

‘My height tracks my father's at my age, so I might end up as tall as him.’;

Waynoun

That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes; opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage; road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a way to the mine.

‘I shall him seek by way and eke by street.’; ‘The way seems difficult, and steep to scale.’; ‘The season and ways were very improper for his majesty's forces to march so great a distance.’;

Trackverb

To travel so that a moving object remains in shot.

‘The camera tracked the ball even as the field of play moved back and forth, keeping the action in shot the entire time.’;

Waynoun

Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way.

‘And whenever the way seemed long,Or his heart began to fail.’;

Trackverb

To move.

‘The hurricane tracked further west than expected.’;

Waynoun

A moving; passage; procession; journey.

‘I prythee, now, lead the way.’;

Trackverb

(transitive) To follow the tracks of.

‘My uncle spent all day tracking the deer, whose hoofprints were clear in the mud.’;

Waynoun

Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance.

‘If that way be your walk, you have not far.’; ‘And let eternal justice take the way.’;

Trackverb

(transitive) To discover the location of a person or object.

‘I tracked Joe to his friend's bedroom, where he had spent the night.’;

Waynoun

The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan.

‘My best way is to creep under his gaberdine.’; ‘By noble ways we conquest will prepare.’; ‘What impious ways my wishes took!’;

Trackverb

(transitive) To leave in the form of tracks.

‘In winter, my cat tracks mud all over the house.’;

Waynoun

Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas.

Trackverb

To create a musical recording (a track).

‘Lil Kyle is gonna track with that DJ next week.''’;

Waynoun

Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing.

‘Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.’; ‘When men lived in a grander way.’;

Trackverb

To create music using tracker software.

Waynoun

Sphere or scope of observation.

‘The public ministers that fell in my way.’;

Tracknoun

A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.

‘The bright track of his fiery car.’;

Waynoun

Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way.

Tracknoun

A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.

‘Far from track of men.’;

Waynoun

Progress; as, a ship has way.

Tracknoun

The entire lower surface of the foot; - said of birds, etc.

Waynoun

The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves.

Tracknoun

A road; a beaten path.

‘Behold Torquatus the same track pursue.’;

Waynoun

Right of way. See below.

‘All keep the broad highway, and take delightWith many rather for to go astray.’; ‘There is but one road by which to climb up.’; ‘When nightDarkens the streets, then wander forth the sonsOf Belial, flown with insolence and wine.’;

Tracknoun

Course; way; as, the track of a comet.

Wayverb

To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.

Tracknoun

A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.

Wayverb

To move; to progress; to go.

‘On a time as they together wayed.’;

Tracknoun

The permanent way; the rails.

Waynoun

how something is done or how it happens;

‘her dignified manner’; ‘his rapid manner of talking’; ‘their nomadic mode of existence’; ‘in the characteristic New York style’; ‘a lonely way of life’; ‘in an abrasive fashion’;

Tracknoun

A tract or area, as of land.

Waynoun

how a result is obtained or an end is achieved;

‘a means of control’; ‘an example is the best agency of instruction’; ‘the true way to success’;

Trackverb

To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow.

‘It was often found impossible to track the robbers to their retreats among the hills and morasses.’;

Waynoun

a journey or passage;

‘they are on the way’;

Trackverb

To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow.

Waynoun

the condition of things generally;

‘that's the way it is’; ‘I felt the same way’;

Tracknoun

a line or route along which something travels or moves;

‘the hurricane demolished houses in its path’; ‘the track of an animal’; ‘the course of the river’;

Waynoun

a course of conduct;

‘the path of virtue’; ‘we went our separate ways’; ‘our paths in life led us apart’; ‘genius usually follows a revolutionary path’;

Tracknoun

evidence pointing to a possible solution;

‘the police are following a promising lead’; ‘the trail led straight to the perpetrator’;

Waynoun

any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another;

‘he said he was looking for the way out’;

Tracknoun

a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

Waynoun

a line leading to a place or point;

‘he looked the other direction’; ‘didn't know the way home’;

Tracknoun

a course over which races are run

Waynoun

the property of distance in general;

‘it's a long way to Moscow’; ‘he went a long ways’;

Tracknoun

a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc;

‘he played the first cut on the cd’; ‘the title track of the album’;

Waynoun

doing as one pleases or chooses;

‘if I had my way’;

Tracknoun

an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground

Waynoun

a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of';

‘they didn't have much in the way of clothing’;

Tracknoun

(computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data

Waynoun

space for movement;

‘room to pass’; ‘make way for’; ‘hardly enough elbow room to turn around’;

Tracknoun

a groove on a phonograph recording

Waynoun

a portion of something divided into shares;

‘the split the loot three ways’;

Tracknoun

a bar or bars of rolled steel making a track along which vehicles can roll

Wayadverb

to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States);

‘way over budget’; ‘way off base’; ‘the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on’;

Tracknoun

any road or path affording passage especially a rough one

Tracknoun

the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track

Trackverb

carry on the feet and deposit;

‘track mud into the house’;

Trackverb

observe or plot the moving path of something;

‘track a missile’;

Trackverb

go after with the intent to catch;

‘The policeman chased the mugger down the alley’; ‘the dog chased the rabbit’;

Trackverb

travel across or pass over;

‘The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day’;

Trackverb

make tracks upon

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