There are 2 main translations of trace in Spanish

: trace1trace2

trace1

señal, n.

Pronunciation /treɪs//treɪs/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(indication)

      señal feminine
      indicio masculine
      rastro masculine
      there was no trace or there were no traces of a struggle no había señales / indicios / rastros de que hubiera habido una pelea
      • traces of the old way of life vestigios / rastros del antiguo modo de vida
      • they can't find any trace of my letter no encuentran mi carta por ninguna parte
      • to disappear without (a) trace esfumarse
      • I detected a trace of a smile on his face advertí el esbozo de una sonrisa en su rostro
      • Alex smiled, hiding traces of bitterness from her face.
      • He may be a little world-weary, but behind the half-beard and the straggly locks there's the faintest trace of a smile.
      • ‘Thanks,’ she said, looking flustered, but I noted that her lips held the traces of a smile.
      • She rolled her eyes, but a trace of a smile graced her lips.
      • Any trace of a smile that I had on my face at that time fell.
      • I could hear the traces of a wistful smile in his voice.
      • Gregory smiled, the traces of sadness slowly vanishing.
      • The boy turned and walked back into the woods, then paused and turned back towards Kevin, all former traces of a smile replaced by a grim anger.
      • Michan thought he saw the traces of a smile in the Commander's eyes.
      • There is a faint trace of a smile, but he does not flinch: whatever the honorary boyo's faults, he is unlikely to be bought with a knighthood.
      • Her raised chin and an ‘upside-down smile’ reveal traces of disgust, anger, and sadness.
      • A trace of sadness was barely audible in Cattia's flat voice, perhaps such a small sliver of one that only Tania really could pick it up.
      • Butler is softly spoken with a trace of an Edinburgh burr still discernible in her gentle Canadian accent.
      • Josh's breathing grew shallow and a single tear dropped from his eye, but I could see the traces of the smile I loved so much beginning on his face.
      • Zach shrugged, the faintest traces of a smile appearing on his lips.
      • The trace of a smile flickered across head coach Wu Jingui's face.
      • But I could see faint traces of a smile starting to appear.
      • It is a tribute to him that there is barely a trace of tedium in a performance lasting more than four hours.
      • ‘You're always damned by the exception,’ Hill says with the slightest trace of a smile.
      • So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin on his face.

    • 1.2(small amount)

      they found traces of poison in the food encontraron rastros de veneno en la comida
      • remove all traces of make-up límpiese sin dejar residuos de maquillaje
      • without a trace of resentment sin un asomo de resentimiento
      • there was a trace of sadness in his voice había un dejo de tristeza en su voz

  • 2

    • 2.1Computing

      traza feminine
      • In the beginning of the film, Trinity is on the phone and we see the computer doing a telephone trace.
      • Witnesses took the number of the car and police conducted a trace on the vehicle.

    • 2.2(drawn by instrument)

      trazo masculine
      • Computer analysis of the trace is used to retrieve the spectral phase of the input pulse (a).
      • Baxter must now wait to see if the IOC will agree to a second test to establish the nature of the trace detected.
      • Objective responses are recorded on a polygraph trace.
      • The traces were recorded at different voltages.
      • Fig.2 A shows typical current traces recorded for synaptophysin channels.
      • The duration of the stimulus presentation was synchronized with the refresh traces of the monitor.
      • Sequencing traces were processed using Sequencher (Gene Codes, Ann Arbor, MI).
      • A direct writing electrocardiograph was attached, and I was offered the trace.
      • In this instance, 10 traces were recorded simultaneously, in real time (only one trace is shown in the figure).
      • The consensus model presented here is derived from the results of analyzing only six traces recorded in response to a single perturbation.
      • It records the trace of that one-minute or twenty seconds - which can seem very long - of standing face to face with another person.
      • Only recently have correlators become available that can also record the intensity traces.
      • When the Bug detects Mr. Grout, we expect to see spikes in the neural traces displayed on the lower half of the monitor.
      • It is a trace of the electrical activity of the human brain.
      • During recognition, the probe accesses the traces of all studied items in parallel.
      • A total of 16.4 million DNA sequencing traces were processed using the pipeline depicted in Figure 1.

  • 3US

    (path, track)
    sendero masculine
    camino masculine
    • S'sahr barked an order and there were groans, but the troopers spread out keeping eyes open for any traces or tracks.
    • Here, however, it came to be another old and enduring track through otherwise treacherous and disorienting terrain, a variation of path and trace.
    • Path was synonymous with trace, another invaluable gift that pioneers used to penetrate the otherwise impassable.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(chart)

      the book traces the events leading up to the crisis el libro detalla el desarrollo de los acontecimientos que desembocaron en la crisis
      • the documentary traces the history of the organization el documental examina / analiza paso a paso la historia de la organización

    • 1.2(find)

      (criminal/witness/missing person) localizar
      (missing person/witness/criminal) ubicar Latin America
      they can't trace my application form no encuentran mi solicitud
      • I can't trace any reference to it no encuentro ninguna mención de ello
      • He also warned bogus account holders who have not yet been contacted by Revenue that tax officials are conducting further investigations to trace all such persons.
      • Police have so far been unable to trace the white Conway trailer, but a cheque from the Donnes has gone some way to lifting the youngster's spirits.
      • Police are trying to trace anyone the teenager may have spoken to on line and say he may have used the name DJ or possibly Dee Jay.
      • Detectives want to trace a blue Fluid denim jacket and a pair of black Rockwood shoes left in the car, which may have been thrown away or given to someone.
      • Now Lloyd and Debbie Peters, who moved to Australia from Hockley, are calling for help in tracing the white Havenese dog who ran off while being groomed.
      • Police traced the stolen VW Polo and discovered it had been stolen from a house in Park Road, Prestwich.
      • She gave a false name and address but was traced when the details did not match those held by the DVLA.
      • Police are trying to trace a white Ford Escort about ten years old in connection with a spate of thefts from vehicles in the Marlborough and Pewsey areas on Saturday.
      • Inquires conducted at the time resulted in a sighting of a man, who was never traced but later eliminated from the investigation.
      • Skipton detectives have told how they launched their biggest ever child pornography investigation to trace a Cross Hills man who posted images of abuse on the internet.
      • What was dismissed as a ‘third-rate burglary’ was eventually traced to the White House.
      • Trolleys were loaded with boxes of cash and hidden under rubbish before being smuggled out of the bank into a waiting white transit van that has still not been traced.
      • Despite an extensive investigation, the parents have not been traced and the circumstances of the birth remain a matter of speculation.
      • Police also say they want help in tracing a Bedford van which was stolen from Abney Close in the Heeley area of Sheffield.
      • Detectives eventually traced Young, who was living in Glasgow with a wife and children.
      • The occupants of the BMW have never been traced despite an extensive police investigation.
      • Gardaí are also looking to trace a white Subaru car, which was sighted around Borris at the time.
      • They are also extremely anxious to trace a Bedford van, believed to have been stolen from the Heeley area of Sheffield only hours before the murder was committed.
      • Detectives in Salford are trying to trace the two men in a white van who tried to abduct the boy from the street in Little Hulton on Thursday evening.
      • Detectives are keen to trace a white camper van and its occupants.

    • 1.3(follow)

      seguirle la pista a
      seguirle el rastro a
      rastrear
      they traced him to a hotel in Birmingham le siguieron la pista / el rastro hasta dar con él en un hotel en Birmingham
      • It had claw marks across its wooden panels, and when I traced them with my finger I decided that they were far too big to be from some kind of animal.
      • I felt what I imagined to be someone's fingers tracing the outline of my face.
      • He was gazing out the window and his fingers were tracing the scar on his cheek.
      • There are people who can ‘read’ what a CD's print letters say by tracing it with their fingers.
      • She paused, staring at the back, one finger gently tracing the black rune that appeared to have been burned into it.
      • She studied them with her own fingers, tracing each scar and noticing his gaze through her eyelashes.
      • He reached out his hand and his fingers traced her laughing smile.
      • Yohanna's fingers traced a silver crescent mark on the babe's forehead and in that brief moment Yohanna recognized her.
      • Panama is absent-mindedly traced by someone's finger.
      • She felt Molly's tiny fingers gently tracing her necklace.
      • Dragging her left hand up his chest flirtatiously, Jessie stopped at his lips, softly tracing them with her fingers.
      • He wiped a bead of water off my lip, his strong fingers tracing my lips for a moment as he got closer.
      • Slowly realization dawned onto him and he suddenly wrapped his own arms around her waist, a single finger tracing her spine upwards and then back downward again.
      • His fingers traced the sides of my face, like a child would who was examining the skin of a grandparent.
      • His finger traced the institute on the map, and the trail to the rest of the Yellow society.
      • She stared at it, her fingers tracing the indents were small crystal diamonds filled the interior lining.
      • My hand went automatically to my own neck, my soft fingers tracing the violet spirals adorning my pale back.
      • His fingers trace the headlines and the picture captions; then he gives up and his lips cease to move.
      • By the time it registered in my mind I was tracing the ugly teal tiles with my fingernail.
      • His small face flushed with delight, his finger tracing the print of the title.

    • 1.4(find origin of)

      I can trace my family back to the 17ᵗʰ century los orígenes de mi familia se remontan al siglo XVII
      • his family traces its descent from the Huguenots su familia desciende de los hugonotes
      • they traced the information (back) to the embassy descubrieron que la información provenía de la embajada / se había originado en la embajada
      • to trace a call averiguar de dónde proviene una llamada
      • they traced the call to a public telephone averiguaron que la llamada provenía de un teléfono público

  • 2

    • 2.1(on tracing paper)

      calcar
      • They first drew their portrait on paper before tracing the sketch on to the fabric.
      • Last, the sketch was held firmly against the watercolor paper, while the outline of the shoe design was gently traced over with pencil.
      • In this instance, I encourage them to trace the drawing or part of it on tracing paper.
      • If you are not confident in your drawing skills, you may want to use a piece of tracing paper and trace the image you would to place on the rubber stamp.
      • We made a mosaic of the photographs covering each survey zone, and then we traced a new base map off the composite image.
      • Try tracing each plaited mat design, making sure you don't change direction at any intersection.
      • This will help you decide what piece to trace first.
      • Using graphite paper, they traced their portrait onto the map pieces.
      • The students can either start this with a new drawing, trace the one they already made or even photocopy the first one to save time.
      • So I used the box to trace out a heart-shaped piece of paper and wrote a Valentine's note to my teacher.
      • Neither the original nor the projected copy have been traced.
      • Between the cups, the center band or center front piece can be traced while still attached to the other half of the bra.
      • With a pencil, draw or trace your preferred image onto the paper.
      • The implication of Pennell's comment is that Vermeer might have copied or traced the outlines of an image and in this way obtained relative sizes for the objects depicted.
      • I had prepared a template for two portraits, which they traced onto their paper.
      • This silhouette or ‘side view’ became a pattern from which a second, identical piece could be traced and cut out.
      • Then, using a light table, students traced their enlarged drawings onto good student quality watercolor paper.
      • When the colored pieces had all been traced, students used high-gloss polyurethane to paint both sides of the construction paper.
      • On butcher paper, trace the outline of the chair seat, then add 1 inch around all sides.
      • Making clones of clones is like tracing a master painting through thin paper and expecting the copy to appear just as perfect as the original.

    • 2.2(draw)

      (line/outline) trazar
      she traced (out) a plan of the town in the sand hizo / dibujó un plano de la ciudad en la arena
      • His finger traced a light circle around the wound.
      • I knew where his hands were on my back, I could feel the patterns he was tracing with his fingers, where my hands were behind his neck, the fireworks exploding in my head.
      • She lay in his arms, her head resting on his chest, her fingers tracing random, abstract patterns on his chest.
      • Her hand moved over the sand slowly, tracing out strange patterns he couldn't distinguish.
      • He reached up with one dirty finger, tracing a tiny smile in the fog he had made.
      • I started tracing a weird, abstract pattern of something or other on her window that had fogged in the cold afternoon.
      • Sighing, Jeff looked downward, his fingers tracing out a pattern on the counter.
      • She dipped her hand in the fountain, her fingers tracing lazy eights.
      • My finger traced a smiley face onto one of the condensation-covered windows of Matt's car as it pulled onto the grass that was my grandmother's driveway.
      • Dust had collected on the tube's surface, turning Nick's finger a dark gray once he ran his finger across it, tracing a clear streak across the cloudy tube.
      • His hand gripped the hilt of his sword, the blade drawn but down so the point traced a line in the snow.
      • Now, with your finger, trace a few quick lines in the heap, imposing some sort of visual rhythm.
      • He realised for the first time that his left arm had wrapped around her other side to hold her in an embrace, and that his fingers were tracing small circles over her stomach.


There are 2 main translations of trace in Spanish

: trace1trace2

trace2

tirante, n.

Pronunciation /treɪs//treɪs/

noun

  • 1

    (harness strap)
    tirante masculine
    • Ales broke off in mid-explanation to dive into the crowd, reappearing clasping a handkerchief waving teenage girl, and yoking her into the cart's rope traces.
    • The horses pulling the carriage suddenly took fright for no apparent reason, snapped the traces and bolted off, startling both the hosts and their guest of honour.