Traced vs Trayed - What's the difference?

traced | trayed |


As verbs the difference between traced and trayed

is that traced is (trace) while trayed is (tray).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

traced

English

Verb

(head)
  • (trace)
  • Anagrams

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    trace

    English

    (wikipedia trace)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) trace, traas, from (etyl) , from the verb (see below).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of tracing.
  • A mark left as a sign of passage of a person or animal.
  • A very small amount.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.}}
  • (electronics) An electric current-carrying conductive pathway on a printed circuit board.
  • An informal road or prominent path in an arid area.
  • One of two straps, chains, or ropes of a harness, extending from the collar or breastplate to a whippletree attached to a vehicle or thing to be drawn; a tug.
  • (fortification) The ground plan of a work or works.
  • The intersection of a plane of projection, or an original plane, with a coordinate plane.
  • (mathematics) The sum of the diagonal elements of a square matrix.
  • Derived terms
    * downtrace, uptrace
    Synonyms
    * (mark left as a sign of passage of a person or animal) track, trail * (small amount) see also .

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) tracen, from (etyl) tracer, .

    Verb

  • To follow the trail of.
  • * Milton
  • I feel thy power to trace the ways / Of highest agents.
    (Cowper)
  • To follow the history of.
  • * T. Burnet
  • You may trace the deluge quite round the globe.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=July 19 , author=Ella Davies , title=Sticks insects survive one million years without sex , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=They traced the ancient lineages of two species to reveal the insects' lengthy history of asexual reproduction.}}
  • To draw or sketch lightly or with care.
  • He carefully traced the outlines of the old building before him.
  • To copy onto a sheet of paper superimposed over the original, by drawing over its lines.
  • (obsolete) To copy; to imitate.
  • * Denham
  • That servile path thou nobly dost decline, / Of tracing word, and line by line.
  • (obsolete) To walk; to go; to travel.
  • * Spenser
  • Not wont on foot with heavy arms to trace .
  • (obsolete) To walk over; to pass through; to traverse.
  • * Shakespeare
  • We do trace this alley up and down.

    Anagrams

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    trayed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (tray)

  • tray

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) traye, treie, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Trouble; annoyance; anger.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) trayen, treien, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To grieve; annoy.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) treye, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Noun

    (wikipedia tray) (en noun)
  • A small, typically rectangular or round, flat, rigid object upon which things are carried.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=2 citation , passage=Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.}}
  • A flat carrier for items being transported.
  • The items on a full tray.
  • A component of a device into which an item is placed for use in the device's operations.
  • (computing, graphical user interface, informal)  A notification area used for icons and alerts.
  • * 2007 , Brian Livingston, Paul Thurrott, Windows Vista Secrets
  • some developers try to use it that way for some reason (some applications inexplicably minimize to the tray rather than to the taskbar as they should).
    Derived terms
    * in-tray * meat tray * out-tray * tray-table * TV tray

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place items on a tray.
  • Be sure to tray eggs with the large end up.
  • To slide down a snow-covered hill on a tray from a cafeteria.
  • Traying has provided collegiate fun and the occasional fatality for decades.

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) trayen, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To betray.
  • Anagrams

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