track [-s] n

OFr trac.

  1. Footprints; set of footsteps; trace of passing; marks left behind when one walks on a path; evidence of passing over the ground in a certain direction.
  2. Way; trail.
  3. Entity; [word play on “tract”]: area; zone; territory.
  4. Rail; metal path of a train; [fig.] course; line.
  5. Direction; mode of departure.