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train - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'train' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Train [ v.]
- That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
- Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
- That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
- That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
- The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
- The tail of a bird.
- A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite.
- A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
- Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement.
- The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
- A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like.
- A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad.
- A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
- A roll train; as, a 12-inch train.
2 . Train [ v. i.]
- To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.
- To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.
3 . Train [ v. t.]
- To draw along; to trail; to drag.
- To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
- 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.
- To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
- 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.
- To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.

Meaning of 'train' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . train [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
Example in sentence:
  • a string of islands;
  • a train of thought;
  • train of mourners
Meaning (2):
- public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
Example in sentence:
  • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
Meaning (3):
- a series of consequences wrought by an event
Example in sentence:
  • it led to a train of disasters
Meaning (4):
- piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor
Example in sentence:
  • the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews
Meaning (5):
- wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
Example in sentence:
  • the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain
Meaning (6):
- a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file
Example in sentence:
  • they joined the wagon train for safety;
  • we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels
7 . train [ v]
Meaning (7):
- teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
Example in sentence:
  • Cultivate your musical taste;
  • She is well schooled in poetry;
  • Train your tastebuds
Meaning (8):
- point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
Example in sentence:
  • Don't train your camera on the women;
  • He trained his gun on the burglar;
  • Please don't aim at your little brother!;
  • Take a swipe at one's opponent
Meaning (9):
- educate for a future role or function
Example in sentence:
  • 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
Meaning (10):
- teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports
Example in sentence:
  • He is training our Olympic team;
  • She is coaching the crew
Meaning (11):
- undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
Example in sentence:
  • He trained as a legal aid;
  • She is training to be a teacher
Meaning (12):
- develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
Example in sentence:
  • Is this dog trained?;
  • Parents must discipline their children
Meaning (13):
- exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition
Example in sentence:
  • She is training for the Olympics
Meaning (14):
- drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground
Example in sentence:
  • She trained her long scarf behind her;
  • The toddler was trailing his pants
Meaning (15):
- travel by rail or train
Example in sentence:
  • She trained to Hamburg;
  • They railed from Rome to Venice
Meaning (16):
- create by training and teaching
Example in sentence:
  • The old master is training world-class violinists;
  • we develop the leaders for the future
Meaning (17):
- cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
Example in sentence:
  • train the vine