v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Trained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Training.]
1.To draw along; to trail; to drag.
2.To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.
- Shak.
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.
The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train.
- Dryden.
4.To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
5.(Hort.) 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.
6.(Mining) To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.
To train a gun
(Mil. & Naut.) to point it at some object either forward or else abaft the beam, that is, not directly on the side.
To train
to educate; to teach; to form by instruction or practice; to bring up.
- Totten.
v. i.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.
n.1.That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
2.Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
3.That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
4.That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
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.(Mil.) The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
5.A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
The train of ills our love would draw behind it.
- Addison.
6.The tail of a bird.
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; - called also railroad train.
10.A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
11.(Rolling Mill) A roll train; as, a 12-inch train.
12.(Mil.) The aggregation of men, animals, and vehicles which accompany an army or one of its subdivisions, and transport its baggage, ammunition, supplies, and reserve materials of all kinds.
Roll train
(Rolling Mill) a set of plain or grooved rolls for rolling metal into various forms by a series of consecutive operations.
Train mile
(Railroads) a unit employed in estimating running expenses, etc., being one of the total number of miles run by all the trains of a road, or system of roads, as within a given time, or for a given expenditure; - called also mile run.
Train of artillery
any number of cannon, mortars, etc., with the attendants and carriages which follow them into the field.
Train of mechanism
a series of moving pieces, as wheels and pinions, each of which is follower to that which drives it, and driver to that which follows it.
- Campbell (Dict. Mil. Sci.).
Train road
a slight railway for small cars, - used for construction, or in mining.
Train tackle
(Naut.) a tackle for running guns in and out.
Noun1.Traintrain - public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
Synonyms: railroad train
2.train - a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding; "a string of islands"; "train of mourners"; "a train of thought"
Synonyms: string
3.train - a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train for safety"
Synonyms: caravan, wagon train
4.train - a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters"
5.train - 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"
6.train - 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"
Verb1.train - create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
Synonyms: educate, prepare, develop
2.train - undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
Synonyms: prepare
3.train - train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
4.train - prepare (someone) for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
Synonyms: groom, prepare
5.train - train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
6.train - aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
Synonyms: aim, take aim, direct, take
7.train - teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew"
Synonyms: coach
8.train - exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics"
9.train - train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
10.train - travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg"
Synonyms: rail
11.train - drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"
Synonyms: trail
To see a train in your dream, represents conformity and go along with what everyone else is doing. You have the need to do things in an orderly and sequential manner. In particular, if you see a freight train, then it refers to the burdens and problems that you are hauling around. To dream that you are on a train, is symbolic of your life's journey and suggests that you are on the right track in life and headed for the right direction. Alternatively, you have a tendency to worry needlessly over a situation that will prove to work out in the end. To dream that you are the engineer, signifies that you are in complete control of a particular situation in your waking life. To dream that you miss a train, denotes missed opportunities or nearly escaping your death.Amtrak, Indian file, KP, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, afterpart, afterpiece, aim at, allure, alternation, apprentice, army, army group, array, articulation, attend classes, attend school, attendance, attendant, attendants, baggage train, bait, bank, battalion, battery, battle group, bed, bed down, bend, body of retainers, break, break in, breed, bridle, brigade, bring up, brush, buzz, cable railroad, cadre, caravan, carriage, case harden, cast, catena, catenation, cavalcade, chain, chain reaction, chaining, choo-choo, coach, cog railroad, cog railway, cohort, column, combat command, combat team, company, concatenation, condition, confirm, connection, consecution, continuum, corps, cortege, course, court, cultivate, curry, currycomb, cycle, decoy, descent, detachment, detail, determine, develop, directionize, discipline, division, domesticate, domesticize, drag, draggle, draw, drench, dress parade, drone, edify, educate, el, electric, electric train, elevated, endless belt, endless round, entice, entourage, escort, establish, exercise, express, express train, familiarize, feed, fetch up, field army, field train, file, filiation, fit, fix, fix on, flier, flying column, flyover, fodder, follower, followers, following, form, foster, freight, freight train, freighter, funeral, funicular, gamut, garrison, gentle, go into training, go to school, goods train, gradation, groom, guard, guide, habituate, hale, handle, harden, harness, haul, head, heave, hitch, hold on, house-train, housebreak, household, hum, improve, incline, indoctrinate, interurban, inure, inveigle, kitchen police, lay, lead on, legion, level at, lick into shape, lightning express, limited, line, lineage, litter, local, lug, manage, maniple, march past, metro, milk, milk train, monorail, monotone, motorcade, mule train, naturalize, nexus, nurse, nurture, organization, orient, orientate, outfit, pack train, parade, parasite, parliamentary, parliamentary train, passenger train, pendulum, periodicity, phalanx, platoon, plenum, point at, point to, pomp, posse, powder train, practice, present, procession, progression, promenade, pull, put in tune, put to school, queue, rack-and-pinion railroad, railroad train, raise, range, rank, rattler, read with, ready, rear, receive instruction, recurrence, regiment, rehearse, retainers, reticulation, retinue, review, rolling stock, rotation, round, rout, routine, row, rub down, run, saddle, satellite, scale, school, season, section, seduce, send to school, sequence, series, serve an apprenticeship, set, shape, shuttle, shuttle train, sight on, single file, skimmington, snake, special, spectrum, squad, squadron, staff, stream, streamliner, string, subway, succession, suite, swath, tab, tactical unit, tag, tail, tailpiece, take in hand, take in tow, take lessons, tame, task force, tempt, tend, thread, tier, toll, tow, trail, trailer, train upon, trawl, troll, troop, tube, tug, turn, turn upon, undergo schooling, underground, unit, wake, water, way train, windrow, wing, wont, work out, yoke
Translate Train to Spanish, Translate Train to German, Translate Train to French
Trail net
trail riding
Trail rope
trailer camp
trailer park
trailer truck
trailing arbutus
Trailing edge
trailing four o'clock
Trailing spring
Trailing wheel
trailing windmills
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train depot
Train dispatcher
train fare
Train mile
Train of artillery
Train of mechanism
train of thought
Train oil
Train road
train set
train station
Train tackle
train ticket
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