Etymology
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track (n.)

late 15c., "footprint, mark left by anything," from Old French trac "track of horses, trace" (mid-15c.), possibly from a Germanic source (compare Middle Low German treck, Dutch trek "drawing, pulling;" see trek). Meaning "lines of rails for drawing trains" is from 1805. Meaning "branch of athletics involving a running track" is recorded from 1905. Meaning "single recorded item" is from 1904, originally in reference to phonograph records. Meaning "mark on skin from repeated drug injection" is first attested 1964.

Track record (1955) is a figurative use from racing, "performance history" of an individual car, runner, horse, etc. (1907, but the phrase was more common in sense "fastest speed recorded at a particular track"). To make tracks "move quickly" is American English colloquial first recorded 1835; to cover (one's) tracks in the figurative sense first attested 1898; to keep track of something is attested from 1883. American English wrong side of the tracks "bad part of town" is by 1901. Track lighting attested from 1970.

track (v.)

"to follow or trace the footsteps of," 1560s, from track (n.). Meaning "leave a footprint trail in dirt, mud, etc." is from 1838. Of film and TV cameras, 1959. Related: Tracked; tracking.

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Definitions of track
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track (n.)
a line or route along which something travels or moves;
the track of an animal
Synonyms: path / course
track (n.)
evidence pointing to a possible solution;
Synonyms: lead / trail
track (n.)
a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels;
track (n.)
a course over which races are run;
Synonyms: racetrack / racecourse / raceway
track (n.)
a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc;
the title track of the album
Synonyms: cut
track (n.)
an endless metal belt on which tracked vehicles move over the ground;
Synonyms: caterpillar track / caterpillar tread
track (n.)
(computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data;
Synonyms: data track
track (n.)
a groove on a phonograph recording;
track (n.)
a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll;
Synonyms: rail / rails / runway
track (n.)
any road or path affording passage especially a rough one;
Synonyms: cart track / cartroad
track (n.)
the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track;
Synonyms: running
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track (v.)
carry on the feet and deposit;
track mud into the house
track (v.)
observe or plot the moving path of something;
track a missile
track (v.)
go after with the intent to catch;
Synonyms: chase / chase after / trail / tail / tag / give chase / dog / go after
track (v.)
travel across or pass over;
Synonyms: traverse / cover / cross / pass over / get over / get across / cut through / cut across
track (v.)
make tracks upon;
From wordnet.princeton.edu