1. [ noun ] (transportation) public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
Synonyms: railroad_train

"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
Synonyms: prepare

"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
Synonyms: prepare groom

"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
Synonyms: coach

"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
Synonyms: string

: "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
Synonyms: trail

"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
Synonyms: caravan wagon_train

"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"

Related terms: consequence
14. [ verb ] (transportation) travel by rail or train
Synonyms: rail

"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
Similar spelling:   Traina