Definitions for train

Definitions for (noun) train

Main entry: gear, gearing, geartrain, power train, train

Definition: wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed

Usage: the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain

Main entry: train, railroad train

Definition: public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive

Usage: express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction

Main entry: train

Definition: piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor

Usage: the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews

Main entry: train

Definition: a series of consequences wrought by an event

Usage: it led to a train of disasters

Main entry: train, wagon train, caravan

Definition: a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file

Usage: we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels; they joined the wagon train for safety

Main entry: train, string

Definition: a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding

Usage: a string of islands; train of mourners; a train of thought

Definitions for (verb) train

Main entry: train

Definition: exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition

Usage: She is training for the Olympics

Main entry: train, prepare

Definition: undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

Usage: She is training to be a teacher; He trained as a legal aid

Main entry: prepare, train, develop, educate

Definition: create by training and teaching

Usage: The old master is training world-class violinists; we develop the leaders for the future

Main entry: train, coach

Definition: teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports

Usage: He is training our Olympic team; She is coaching the crew

Main entry: aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

Usage: Please don't aim at your little brother!; He trained his gun on the burglar; Don't train your camera on the women; Take a swipe at one's opponent

Main entry: trail, train

Definition: drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground

Usage: The toddler was trailing his pants; She trained her long scarf behind her

Main entry: train, rail

Definition: travel by rail or train

Usage: They railed from Rome to Venice; She trained to Hamburg

Main entry: train, prepare, groom

Definition: educate for a future role or function

Usage: 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

Main entry: civilise, civilize, train, school, educate, cultivate

Definition: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

Usage: Cultivate your musical taste; Train your tastebuds; She is well schooled in poetry

Main entry: train

Definition: cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it

Usage: train the vine

Main entry: discipline, condition, train, check

Definition: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

Usage: Parents must discipline their children; Is this dog trained?

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