|1.||[ noun ] (transportation) public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive|
"express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
|Related terms:||public_transport streamliner express freight_train boat_train hospital_train mail_train passenger_train car_train subway_train car locomotive passenger standee roll-on_roll-off|
|2.||[ verb ] (education) create by training and teaching|
|Synonyms:||develop educate prepare|
"The old master is training world-class violinists "we develop the leaders for the future"
|Related terms:||teach drill toilet-train housebreak retrain develop prepare training education education education trainer trainee|
|3.||[ verb ] (education) 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"
|Related terms:||learn apprentice drill retrain prepare homework|
|4.||[ verb ] (education) prepare (someone) for a future role or function|
"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"
|Related terms:||educate qualify discipline training|
|5.||[ verb ] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control|
|Synonyms:||discipline condition check|
"Parents must discipline their children" "Is this dog trained?"
|Related terms:||develop mortify prepare discipline trainee|
|6.||[ verb ] (sport,education) teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports|
"He is training our Olympic team" "She is coaching the crew"
|Related terms:||teach coach coaching|
|7.||[ verb ] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment|
|Synonyms:||aim direct take take_aim|
"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"
|Related terms:||position target charge level swing hold draw_a_bead_on turn aim|
|8.||[ noun ] a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding|
: "a string of islands" "train of mourners" "a train of thought"
|Related terms:||series string|
|9.||[ verb ] (education) train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment|
|Synonyms:||educate civilize cultivate civilise school|
"Cultivate your musical taste" "Train your tastebuds" "She is well schooled in poetry"
|Related terms:||polish gloss sophisticate education civilisation|
|10.||[ verb ] exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition|
"She is training for the Olympics"
|Related terms:||exercise coach training|
|11.||[ verb ] drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground|
"The toddler was trailing his pants" "She trained her long scarf behind her"
|Related terms:||drag trail|
|12.||[ noun ] (transportation) a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file|
"we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels" "they joined the wagon train for safety"
|Related terms:||procession covered_wagon|
|13.||[ noun ] a series of consequences wrought by an event|
"it led to a train of disasters"
|14.||[ verb ] (transportation) travel by rail or train|
"They railed from Rome to Venice" "She trained to Hamburg"
|Related terms:||ride track|
|15.||[ verb ] train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it|
"train the vine"
|Related terms:||control trellis|
|16.||[ noun ] (clothing) 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"
|Related terms:||piece_of_cloth gown|
|17.||[ noun ] (physics) wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed|
|Synonyms:||gears geartrain power_train gearing|
"the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
|Related terms:||wheelwork epicyclic_train reduction_gear engine|