training

noun

train·​ing ˈtrā-niŋ How to pronounce training (audio)
1
a
: the act, process, or method of one that trains
b
: the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by one that trains
2
: the state of being trained

Example Sentences

The job requires special training. She owes her flexibility to her early training as a dancer. He received training in first aid. a young doctor who's still in training She's in training for the Olympics.
Recent Examples on the Web This time through the process, Thompson credited IU trainer Tim Garl, as well as members of Iowa’s athletic training staff, for reacting quickly to his latest injury, both in terms of quick treatment and rapid diagnosis. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Jan. 2023 Delivering it on a busted ankle — after having to plead with Reid and the training staff to stay in the game — was something else entirely. Derrik Klassen, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2023 The Celtics called a timeout and, after another minute or two, Smart limped to the locker room with the assistance of two members of Boston’s training staff. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Jan. 2023 During the Jaguars’ ensuing possession, Mahomes — who had gotten his ankle taped — got into a heated argument with Chiefs coach Andy Reid and the training staff. Dave Skretta, Orlando Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2023 During the Jaguars’ ensuing possession, Mahomes — who had gotten his ankle taped — got into a heated argument with Chiefs coach Andy Reid and the training staff. Dallas News, 21 Jan. 2023 Hubbard trotted towards the sideline in search of the oxygen tank that the training staff had primed and ready for him. Michael Niziolek, cleveland, 16 Jan. 2023 All four routes on the Charm City Circulator are running on a limited schedule as Baltimore transitions to a new vendor that is still hiring drivers and training staff. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 11 Jan. 2023 In the fourth quarter, the Packers linebacker shoved a member of the Lions training staff who was attending to running back D'Andre Swift. Walker was justifiably ejected. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of training was in 1537

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Cite this Entry

“Training.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/training. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

training

noun
train·​ing
1
: the course followed by one who trains or is being trained
2
: the knowledge, experience, or condition acquired by one who trains

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