Synonyms of trail in English:

trail


See US English definition of trail

See UK English definition of trail

See Spanish definition of sendero

noun

1‘he left a trail of clues’

SYNONYMS
series, stream, string, line, chain, row, succession, train

2‘wolves on the trail of their prey’

SYNONYMS
track, spoor, path, scent
traces, marks, signs, prints, imprints, impressions, footprints, footmarks, footsteps

3‘the plane was leaving an impressive vapour trail’

SYNONYMS
wake, tail, stream, slipstream

4‘the torrential rain left a trail of devastation’

SYNONYMS
train, chain, series, sequence, aftermath

5‘a trail of ants’

SYNONYMS
line, row, train, file, rank, column, procession, string, chain, array, group, following, entourage, convoy
British queue

6‘country parks with nature trails’

SYNONYMS
path, beaten path, pathway, way, footpath, track, course, road, route

verb

1‘my hands were trailing in the water’

SYNONYMS
drag, sweep, be drawn, draw, stream, dangle, hang, hang down, tow, droop
archaic depend

2‘the roses grew wild, their stems trailing over the banks’

SYNONYMS
creep, crawl, slide, slink, slither

3‘Sharpe suspected that they were trailing him’

SYNONYMS
follow, pursue, track, trace, shadow, stalk, dog, hound, spoor, hunt, hunt down, course, keep an eye on, keep in sight, run to earth, run to ground, run down
informal tail, keep tabs on, keep a tab on

4‘the defending champions were trailing 10–5 at half time’

SYNONYMS
lose, be down, be behind, lag behind, fall behind, drop behind

5‘Mark balked at the idea of trailing around the shops all day’

SYNONYMS
trudge, plod, drag oneself, wander, amble, meander, drift
dawdle, straggle, loiter, linger, lag
fall behind, take one's time, not keep up, bring up the rear
Scottish, Irish traik
informal tag along behind

6‘he let his voice trail off’

SYNONYMS
fade, dwindle, diminish, lessen, wane, ebb, subside, weaken, peter out, melt away, fizzle out, taper off, tail off, grow faint, grow dim, evaporate, disappear, vanish, die, come to nothing, come to a halt, come to an end, run out

7‘the BBC trailed the series as unsuitable for young people’

SYNONYMS
advertise, publicize, announce, proclaim
preview, show excerpts of, call attention to
informal hype