Definition of train
- a train of thought
- this humiliating process had been in train for decades
- —Paul Fussell
- consequences the discovery will bring in its train
- a gear train
He was never formally trained as a chef.
I've been trained in first aid.
I'm training her to take over my job when I retire.
My boss is training me on the new equipment.
We need to train more nurses.
They are highly trained professionals.
I'm training to be a nurse.
I trained at that hospital.
He's training as a chef.
She had to train her mind to think scientifically.
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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