Definition of Train

1. Noun. Public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive. "Express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"

2. Verb. Create by training and teaching. "We develop the leaders for the future"

3. Noun. A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding. "A train of thought"
Exact synonyms: String
Generic synonyms: Series
Derivative terms: String

4. Verb. Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession. "He trained as a legal aid"
Exact synonyms: Prepare
Generic synonyms: Learn, Read, Study, Take
Specialized synonyms: Apprentice, Retrain, Drill
Related verbs: Develop, Educate, Prepare, Groom, Prepare
Derivative terms: Preparation, Preparatory, Trainee

5. Noun. A procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file. "They joined the wagon train for safety"
Exact synonyms: Caravan, Wagon Train
Generic synonyms: Procession
Member holonyms: Conestoga, Conestoga Wagon, Covered Wagon, Prairie Schooner, Prairie Wagon
Derivative terms: Caravan

6. Verb. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control. "Is this dog trained?"
Exact synonyms: Check, Condition, Discipline
Generic synonyms: Develop, Make Grow
Specialized synonyms: Mortify
Related verbs: Groom, Prepare
Derivative terms: Check, Conditioner, Discipline, Trainee

7. Noun. A series of consequences wrought by an event. "It led to a train of disasters"
Generic synonyms: Aftermath, Consequence

8. Verb. Educate for a future role or function. "They trained him to be a warrior"
Exact synonyms: Groom, Prepare
Specialized synonyms: Dispose, Qualify
Related verbs: Prepare, Develop, Educate, Prepare, Check, Condition, Discipline
Generic synonyms: Educate
Derivative terms: Grooming, Preparation, Preparative, Preparatory, Trainee, Trainer, Training

9. Noun. Piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor. "The bride's train was carried by her two young nephews"
Group relationships: Gown
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material

10. Verb. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment. "She is well schooled in poetry"
Exact synonyms: Civilise, Civilize, Cultivate, Educate, School
Generic synonyms: Down, Fine-tune, Polish, Refine
Specialized synonyms: Sophisticate
Derivative terms: Civilisation, Civilization, Cultivation, Education

11. Noun. Wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed. "The fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
Exact synonyms: Gear, Gearing, Geartrain, Power Train
Group relationships: Engine
Specialized synonyms: Epicyclic Gear Train, Epicyclic Train, Reduction Gear
Generic synonyms: Wheelwork

12. Verb. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards. "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
Exact synonyms: Aim, Direct, Take, Take Aim
Specialized synonyms: Aim, Direct, Place, Point, Target, Draw A Bead On, Hold, Turn, Swing, Charge, Level, Point, Level, Sight
Generic synonyms: Position
Derivative terms: Aim

13. Verb. Teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports. "She is coaching the crew"
Exact synonyms: Coach
Generic synonyms: Instruct, Learn, Teach
Derivative terms: Coach, Coaching, Trainer, Training

14. Verb. Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition. "She is training for the Olympics"
Generic synonyms: Exercise, Work Out
Related verbs: Coach
Derivative terms: Training

15. Verb. Cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it. "Train the vine"
Specialized synonyms: Trellis
Generic synonyms: Check, Contain, Control, Curb, Hold, Hold In, Moderate

16. Verb. Travel by rail or train. "She trained to Hamburg"
Exact synonyms: Rail
Generic synonyms: Ride
Derivative terms: Rail, Rail

17. Verb. Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground. "She trained her long scarf behind her"
Exact synonyms: Trail
Generic synonyms: Drag
Related verbs: Trail
Derivative terms: Trailer, Trailer

Definition of Train

1. v. t. To draw along; to trail; to drag.

2. v. i. To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.

3. n. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.

4. n. A heavy long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.

Definition of Train

1. Noun. Elongated portion. ¹

2. Noun. Connected sequence of people or things. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To practice an ability. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To teach a task. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To improve one's fitness. ¹

6. Verb. To proceed in sequence. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To move (a gun) laterally so that it points in a different direction. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive horticulture) To encourage (a plant or branch) to grow in a particular direction or shape, usually by pruning and bending. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive video games) To create a trainer for; to apply cheats to (a game). ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) Treachery; deceit. (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹

11. Noun. (obsolete) A trick or stratagem. (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹

12. Noun. (obsolete) A trap for animals; a snare. (defdate 14th-18th c.) ¹

13. Noun. (obsolete) A lure; a decoy. (defdate 15th-18th c.) ¹

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Definition of Train

1. to instruct systematically [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Train

1. 1. To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company. 2. To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc, for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race. 1. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement. "Now to my charms, and to my wily trains." 2. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare. "With cunning trains him to entrap un wares." (Spenser) 3. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear. Specifically: That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer. The after part of a gun carriage; the trail. The tail of a bird. "The train steers their flights, and turns their bodies, like the rudder of ship." 4. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite. "The king's daughter with a lovely train." (Addison) "My train are men of choice and rarest parts." (Shak) 5. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series. "A train of happy sentiments." "The train of ills our love would draw behind it." (Addison) "Rivers now Stream and perpetual draw their humid train." (Milton) "Other truths require a train of ideas placed in order." (Locke) 6. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement. "If things were once in this train, . . . Our duty would take root in our nature." (Swift) 7. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time. 8. A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like. 9. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad. 10. A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like. 11. A roll train; as, a 12-inch train. Roll train, or Train of rolls, a tackle for running guns in and out. Train, Cars. Train is the word universally used in England with reference to railroad traveling; as, I came in the morning train. In the United States, the phrase the cars has been extensively introduced in the room of train; as, the cars are late; I came in the cars. The English expression is obviously more appropriate, and is prevailing more and more among Americans, to the exclusion of the cars. Origin: F. Train, OF. Train, trahin; cf. (for some of the senses) F. Traine. See Train. 1. To draw along; to trail; to drag. "In hollow cube Training his devilish enginery." (Milton) 2. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure. "If but a dozen French Were there in arms, they would be as a call To train ten thousand English to their side." (Shak) "O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note." (Shak) "This feast, I'll gage my life, Is but a plot to train you to your ruin." (Ford) 3. To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to discipline; as, to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of arms. "Our trained bands, which are the trustiest and most proper strength of a free nation." (Milton) "The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train." (Dryden) 4. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen. 5. To lead or direct, and form to a wall or espalier; to form to a proper shape, by bending, lopping, or pruning; as, to train young trees. "He trained the young branches to the right hand or to the left." (Jeffrey) 6. To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head. To train a gun, to point it at some object either forward or else abaft the beam, that is, not directly on the side. To train, or To train up, to educate; to teach; to form by instruction or practice; to bring up. "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Prov. Xxii. 6) "The first Christians were, by great hardships, trained up for glory." (Tillotson) Origin: OF. Trahiner, trainer,F. Trainer, LL. Trahinare, trainare, fr. L. Trahere to draw. See Trail. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Train

trailing arbutus
trailing axle
trailing commission
trailing edge
trailing edges
trailing four o'clock
trailing points
trailing truck
trailing wheel
trailing windmills
train (current term)
train-of-four stimulus
train bottle
train depot
train dispatcher
train fare
train of thinking
train of thought
train of thoughts
train oil
train set
train spotter

Literary usage of Train

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Manual train 17:234-6 N '15 Examination questions for county certificates In ... Manual train 17:143-5 O '15 High school preparation for industrial life. ..."

2. Annual Report (1883)
"train ACCIDENTS IN MINNESOTA. For year embraced in the report. ... August 22c1, freight train ran over horse, ditched four cars and engine ; fireman Injured ..."

3. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1908)
"tank for coal or water; miles run light to pick up or assist a freight train at stations between train terminals ; miles run to pick up and haul dead ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads by Horace Gay Wood (1885)
"The train must be stopped a sufficient time reasonably to enable all persons ... And while it is true that if he leaves the train while it is at rest at a ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1905)
"the same minute a train left for Buffalo which he wanted to take. We reached Cleveland exactly on the minute, and I asked the brake- man as I got off my ..."

6. Annual Report by Maine Board of Railroad Commissioners (1891)
"October 8 1889—Joseph Cunningham of Milford was found dead near Milford station just before train 64 arrived. He was evidently run over by some train during ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"To accomplish this, it should provide for holding a train at a passing siding while another train moving in the opposite direction is approaching that point ..."

8. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer, James M. Moorsom, Alexander Mortimer, Henry Holroyd, John Edward Hall, Great Britain Court of Appeal (1876)
"ing of passengers from the terminal and other ordinary passenger stations, that the trains shall be "under the following condi- tions " : — " Such train ..."

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