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train

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noun \ˈtrān\

Definition of train

  1. 1a :  a connected line of railroad cars with or without a locomotiveb :  an automotive tractor with one or more trailer units

  2. 2a :  retinue, suiteb :  a moving file of persons, vehicles, or animals

  3. 3a :  an orderly succession a train of thoughtb :  order of occurrence leading to some result —often used in the phrase in train this humiliating process had been in train for decades — Paul Fussellc :  accompanying or resultant circumstances :  aftermath consequences the discovery will bring in its train

  4. 4 :  a series of moving mechanical parts (such as gears) that transmit and modify motion a gear train

  5. 5 :  a part of a gown that trails behind the wearer

  6. 6 :  the vehicles, personnel, and sometimes animals that furnish supply, maintenance, and evacuation services to a combat unit

  7. 7 :  a series of parts or elements that together constitute a system for producing a result and especially for carrying on a process (as of manufacture) automatically

  8. 8 :  a line of combustible material laid to lead fire to a charge

trainful

play \ˈtrān-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Origin and Etymology of train

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from trainer to draw, drag


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train

verb

Definition of train

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to teach so as to make fit, qualified, or proficientb :  to form by instruction, discipline, or drill

  3. 2 :  to make prepared (as by exercise) for a test of skill

  4. 3 :  to direct the growth of (a plant) usually by bending, pruning, and tying

  5. 4 :  to aim at an object or objective :  direct trained his camera on the deer training every effort toward success

  6. 5 :  trail, drag

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to undergo instruction, discipline, or drill

  9. 2 :  to go by train

trainability

play \ˌtrā-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

trainable

play \ˈtrā-nə-bəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of train

Middle English, from Anglo-French trainer, from Vulgar Latin *traginare; akin to Latin trahere to draw

Synonym Discussion of train

teach, instruct, educate, train, discipline, school mean to cause to acquire knowledge or skill. teach applies to any manner of imparting information or skill so that others may learn. taught us a lot about our planet instruct suggests methodical or formal teaching. instructs raw recruits in military drill educate implies development of the mind. more things than formal schooling serve to educate a person train stresses instruction and drill with a specific end in view. trained foreign pilots to operate the new aircraft discipline implies training in habits of order and precision. a disciplined mind school implies training or disciplining especially in what is hard to master. schooled the horse in five gaits

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train

noun

Definition of train

obsolete

  1. :  scheme, trick

Examples of train in a Sentence

  1. He was never formally trained as a chef.

  2. I've been trained in first aid.

  3. I'm training her to take over my job when I retire.

  4. My boss is training me on the new equipment.

  5. We need to train more nurses.

  6. They are highly trained professionals.

  7. I'm training to be a nurse.

  8. I trained at that hospital.

  9. He's training as a chef.

  10. She had to train her mind to think scientifically.

Origin and Etymology of train

Middle English traine treachery, from Anglo-French, from trahir to betray, from Latin tradere — more at traitor


TRAIN Defined for English Language Learners

train

verb

Definition of train for English Language Learners

  • : to teach (someone) the skills needed to do something (such as a job) : to give instruction to (someone)

  • : to be taught the skills needed to do something (such as a job)

  • : to cause (someone or something) to develop an ability or skill


TRAIN Defined for Kids

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train

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noun \ˈtrān\

Definition of train for Students

  1. 1 :  a connected series of railway cars usually hauled by a locomotive

  2. 2 :  a part of a gown that trails behind the wearer

  3. 3 :  a connected series train of thought a train of events

  4. 4 :  a moving line of persons, vehicles, or animals a wagon train

  5. 5 :  the followers of an important person


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train

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Definition of train for Students

trained

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training

  1. 1 :  to give or receive instruction, discipline, or drill

  2. 2 :  to teach in an art, profession, or trade I was never formally trained as a chef.

  3. 3 :  to make ready (as by exercise) for a test of skill He's training for the race.

  4. 4 :  to teach (an animal) to obey

  5. 5 :  to make (a plant) grow in a particular way usually by bending, trimming, or tying

  6. 6 :  to aim something at a target We trained our eyes on the horizon.

trainer

noun


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