Definitions for: Train


[n] 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"
[n] public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
[n] 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"
[n] a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[v] exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics"
[v] 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"
[v] create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"
[v] travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg"
[v] 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"
[v] train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
[v] train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
[v] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Train, n.
1. A heavy long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation
of merchandise, wood, and the like.

2. (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.


Train, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trained; p. pr. & vb. n.
Training.] [OF. trahiner, tra["i]ner,F. tra[^i]ner, LL.
trahinare, trainare, fr. L. trahere to draw. See Trail.]
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. [Obs.]

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. (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.

He trained the young branches to the right hand or
to the left. --Jeffrey.

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. --Totten.

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.


Train, 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.


Train, n. [F. train, OF. tra["i]n, trahin; cf. (for some
of the senses) F. traine. See Train, v.]
1. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice,
or enticement; allurement. [Obs.] ``Now to my charms, and
to my wily trains.'' --Milton.

2. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a
trap for an animal; a snare. --Halliwell.

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 :
(a) That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
(b) (Mil.) The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
(c) The tail of a bird. ``The train steers their flights,
and turns their bodies, like the rudder of ship.''
--Ray.

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.'' --I. Watts.

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. (Rolling Mill) A roll train; as, a 12-inch train.

Roll train, or Train of rolls (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. --Campbell (Dict. Mil. Sci.).

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.

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.

Syn: Cars.

Usage: 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.

Synonyms: aim, caravan, civilise, civilize, coach, cultivate, direct, gearing, gears, geartrain, groom, power train, prepare, prepare, rail, railroad train, school, string, take, take aim, trail, wagon train

See Also: aftermath, apprentice, boat train, car, car train, charge, Conestoga, Conestoga wagon, consequence, contain, control, covered wagon, curb, dispose, down, drag, drill, educate, engine, epicyclic gear train, epicyclic train, exercise, fine-tune, freight train, gown, hold, hold, hold in, hospital train, housebreak, instruct, instruct, learn, learn, level, locomotive, locomotive engine, mail train, make grow, moderate, mortify, passenger train, piece of cloth, piece of material, place, point, polish, position, prairie schooner, prairie wagon, procession, public transport, qualify, railcar, railroad car, railway car, railway locomotive, rattler, read, reduction gear, refine, retrain, ride, series, sophisticate, streamliner, study, subway train, swing, take, target, teach, teach, toilet-train, trellis, turn, wheelwork, work out

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