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trains

noun
plural of train

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a body of employees or servants who accompany and wait on a person
  • a movie star who never goes anywhere without a train of personal assistants to cater to his every whim and need

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2 a group of vehicles traveling together or under one management
  • a train of supply trucks making its way to the army encampment

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3 a series of persons or things arranged one behind another
  • already a long train of ticket buyers waiting outside the stadium

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4 a series of things linked together
  • you've broken my train of thought—now what were we talking about?

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trains

verb
present tense third-person singular of train

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1 to bring to a proper or desired state of fitness
  • has been training track-and-field athletes at the school for years

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  • deconditions
3 to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective
  • train all your thoughts on imagining how you'd score the winning goal in the game

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4 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
  • trained his eyes on the distant bull's-eye

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5 to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function
  • he's so experienced that they usually use him to train new recruits

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“Trains.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trains. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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