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Verb: train  treyn
  1. Create by training and teaching
    "The old master is training world-class violinists";
    - develop, prepare, educate
     
  2. Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
    "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid";
    - prepare
     
  3. Develop (children's) behaviour by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    "Is this dog trained?";
    - discipline, check, condition
     
  4. Educate for a future role or function
    "They trained him to be a warrior";
    - prepare, groom
     
  5. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    "Train your tastebuds";
    - educate, school, cultivate, civilize, civilise [Brit]
     
  6. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women";
    - aim, take, take aim, direct
     
  7. Teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports
    "He is training our Olympic team";
    - coach
     
  8. Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition
    "She is training for the Olympics"
     
  9. Cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
    "train the vine"
     
  10. Travel by rail or train
    "She trained to Hamburg";
    - rail
     
  11. Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground
    "She trained her long scarf behind her";
    - trail
Noun: train  treyn
  1. Public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    "express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction";
    - railroad train [N. Amer], railway train [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. A sequentially ordered set of things, events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    "train of mourners"; "a train of thought";
    - string
     
  3. A procession (of wagons, mules or camels) travelling together in single file
    "they joined the wagon train for safety";
    - caravan, wagon train
     
  4. A series of consequences wrought by an event
    "it led to a train of disasters"
     
  5. Piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor
    "the bride's train was carried by her two young nephews"
     
  6. Wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted, motion or torque is changed
    "the fool got his tie caught in the power train";
    - gearing, gear, geartrain, power train, drivetrain

Derived forms: trained, training, trains

Type of: aftermath, check, consequence, contain, control, curb, develop, down, drag, educate, exercise, fine-tune, hold, hold in, instruct, learn, make grow, moderate, piece of cloth, piece of material, polish, position, procession, public transport, read, refine, ride, series, study, take, teach, wheelwork, work out

Part of: engine, gown

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