ETYM Old Eng. streke; akin to Dutch streek a line, stroke, German strich, as. strica, Swed. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and Eng. strike, stroke. Related to Strike, Stroke, Strake.
1. A distinctive characteristic.
2. A sudden flash (as of lightning).
3. An unbroken series of events; SYN. run.
1. A narrow flat piece of material; SYN. slip.
2. A relatively long narrow piece of something
3. Thin piece of wood or metal.
4. A form of entertainment in which a dancer undresses to music; SYN. striptease.
ETYM Old Fren. trac track of horses, mules, trace of animals; of Teutonic origin; cf.Dutch trek a drawing, trekken to draw, travel, march, Mid. High Germ. trechen, pret. trach. Related to Trick.
1. Any road or path affording passage especially a rough one; SYN. cart track, cartroad.
2. A groove on a phonograph recording.
3. Any mark left by an animal, especially footprints.
4. A bar or bars of rolled steel making a track along which vehicles can roll; SYN. rail, rails.
5. The act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track; SYN. running.
6. (Computer science) One of the circular magnetic patterns on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data; SYN. data track.
tram / træm /
1. A four-wheeled truck running on rails, and used in a mine, as for carrying coal or ore.
2. The shaft of a cart.
3. One of the rails of a tramway.
ETYM Old Eng. wey, way, as. weg.
(Homonym: weigh, whey).
1. A course of conduct; SYN. path, way of life.
2. A general category of things; used in the expression.
3. A journey or passage.
4. A portion of something divided into shares.
5. Any road or path affording passage from one place to another.
6. Doing as one pleases or chooses.
7. The condition of things generally; or.
8. The property of distance in general; (colloquial); SYN. ways.
The commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system; SYN. railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system.
Railroad; especially; a railroad operating with light equipment or within a small area