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Train

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Trainv. t. [OF. trahiner, traïner,F. traîner, LL. trahinare, trainare, fr. L. trahere to draw. See Trail.].
  •  To draw along; to trail; to drag.  [1913 Webster]
    "In hollow cube
    Training his devilish enginery.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.  [1913 Webster]
    "If but a dozen French
    Were there in arms, they would be as a call
    To train ten thousand English to their side.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note."  [1913 Webster]
    "This feast, I'll gage my life,
    Is but a plot to train you to your ruin.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our trained bands, which are the trustiest and most proper strength of a free nation."  [1913 Webster]
    "The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "He trained the young branches to the right hand or to the left."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.  [1913 Webster]
    "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  [1913 Webster]
    "The first Christians were, by great hardships, trained up for glory."  [1913 Webster]
To train a gun (Mil. & Naut.), to point it at some object either forward or else abaft the beam, that is, not directly on the side. Totten. -- To train, or To train up, to educate; to teach; to form by instruction or practice; to bring up.
Trainv. i. 
  •  To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.  [1913 Webster]
Trainn. [F. train, OF. traïn, trahin; cf. (for some of the senses) F. traine. See Train, v.].
  •  That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.  Halliwell.  [1913 Webster]
    "With cunning trains him to entrap un wares."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite.  [1913 Webster]
    "The king's daughter with a lovely train."  [1913 Webster]
    "My train are men of choice and rarest parts."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.  I. Watts.  [1913 Webster]
    "The train of ills our love would draw behind it."  [1913 Webster]
    "Rivers now
    Stream and perpetual draw their humid train.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Other truths require a train of ideas placed in order."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement.  [1913 Webster]
    "If things were once in this train, . . . our duty would take root in our nature."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad; -- called also railroad train.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A roll train; as, a 12-inch train.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The aggregation of men, animals, and vehicles which accompany an army or one of its subdivisions, and transport its baggage, ammunition, supplies, and reserve materials of all kinds.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Roll train, or Train of rolls (Rolling Mill), a set of plain or grooved rolls for rolling metal into various forms by a series of consecutive operations. -- Train mile (Railroads), a unit employed in estimating running expenses, etc., being one of the total number of miles run by all the trains of a road, or system of roads, as within a given time, or for a given expenditure; -- called also mile run. -- Train of artillery, any number of cannon, mortars, etc., with the attendants and carriages which follow them into the field. Campbell (Dict. Mil. Sci.). -- Train of mechanism, a series of moving pieces, as wheels and pinions, each of which is follower to that which drives it, and driver to that which follows it. -- Train road, a slight railway for small cars, -- used for construction, or in mining. -- Train tackle (Naut.), a tackle for running guns in and out.
Syn. -- Cars.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Train, v. & n.
--v.
1 a tr. (often foll. by to + infin.) teach (a person, animal, oneself, etc.) a specified skill esp. by practice (trained the dog to beg; was trained in midwifery). b intr. undergo this process (trained as a teacher).
2 tr. & intr. bring or come into a state of physical efficiency by exercise, diet, etc.; undergo physical exercise, esp. for a specific purpose (trained me for the high jump; the team trains every evening).
3 tr. cause (a plant) to grow in a required shape (trained the peach tree up the wall).
4 (usu. as trained adj.) make (the mind, eye, etc.) sharp or discerning as a result of instruction, practice, etc.
5 tr. (often foll. by on) point or aim (a gun, camera, etc.) at an object etc.
6 colloq. a intr. go by train. b tr. (foll. by it as object) make a journey by train (trained it to Aberdeen).
7 tr. (usu. foll. by away) archaic entice, lure.
--n.
1 a series of railway carriages or trucks drawn by an engine.
2 something dragged along behind or forming the back part of a dress, robe, etc. (wore a dress with a long train; the train of the peacock).
3 a succession or series of people, things, events, etc. (a long train of camels; interrupted my train of thought; a train of ideas).
4 a body of followers; a retinue (a train of admirers).
5 a succession of military vehicles etc., including artillery, supplies, etc. (baggage train).
6 a line of gunpowder etc. to fire an explosive charge.
7 a series of connected wheels or parts in machinery.

Idiom
in train properly arranged or directed. in a person's train following behind a person. in the train of as a sequel of. train-bearer a person employed to hold up the train of a robe etc. train down train with exercise or diet to lower one's weight. train-ferry (pl. -ies) a ship that conveys a railway train across water. train-mile one mile travelled by one train, as a unit of traffic. train-spotter a person who collects locomotive numbers as a hobby. train-spotting this hobby.
Derivative
trainable adj. trainability n. trainee n. trainless adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF tra{iuml}ner, trahiner, ult. f. L trahere draw

THESAURUS

Train

Amtrak, Indian file, KP, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, afterpart, afterpiece, aim, aim at, allure, alternation, apprentice, army, army group, array, articulation, attend classes, attend school, attendance, attendant, attendants, baggage train, bait, bank, battalion, battery, battle group, bed, bed down, bend, body of retainers, break, break in, breed, bridle, brigade, bring up, brush, buzz, cable railroad, cadre, caravan, carriage, case harden, cast, catena, catenation, cavalcade, chain, chain reaction, chaining, choo-choo, coach, cog railroad, cog railway, cohort, column, combat command, combat team, company, concatenation, condition, confirm, connection, consecution, continuum, corps, cortege, course, court, cultivate, curry, currycomb, cycle, decoy, descent, detachment, detail, determine, develop, direct, directionize, discipline, division, domesticate, domesticize, drag, draggle, draw, drench, dress parade, drill, drone, edify, educate, el, electric, electric train, elevated, endless belt, endless round, entice, entourage, escort, establish, exercise, express, express train, familiarize, feed, fetch up, field army, field train, file, filiation, fit, fix, fix on, flier, flying column, flyover, fodder, follower, followers, following, form, foster, freight, freight train, freighter, funeral, funicular, gamut, garrison, gentle, go into training, go to school, goods train, gradation, groom, guard, guide, habituate, hale, handle, harden, harness, haul, head, heave, hitch, hold on, house-train, housebreak, household, hum, improve, incline, indoctrinate, instruct, interurban, inure, inveigle, kitchen police, lay, lead on, legion, level, level at, lick into shape, lightning express, limited, line, lineage, litter, local, lug, manage, maniple, march past, metro, milk, milk train, monorail, monotone, motorcade, mule train, naturalize, nexus, nurse, nurture, order, organization, orient, orientate, outfit, pack train, parade, parasite, parliamentary, parliamentary train, passenger train, pendulum, periodicity, phalanx, platoon, plenum, point, point at, point to, pomp, posse, powder train, practice, prepare, present, procession, progression, promenade, pull, put in tune, put to school, queue, rack-and-pinion railroad, railroad train, raise, range, rank, rattler, read with, ready, rear, receive instruction, recurrence, regiment, rehearse, retainers, reticulation, retinue, review, rolling stock, rotation, round, rout, routine, row, rub down, run, saddle, satellite, scale, school, season, section, seduce, send to school, sequence, series, serve an apprenticeship, set, shape, shuttle, shuttle train, sight on, single file, skimmington, snake, special, spectrum, squad, squadron, staff, stream, streamliner, string, subway, succession, suite, swath, tab, tactical unit, tag, tail, tailpiece, take in hand, take in tow, take lessons, tame, task force, teach, tempt, tend, thread, tier, toll, tow, trail, trailer, train upon, trawl, troll, troop, tube, tug, turn, turn upon, tutor, undergo schooling, underground, unit, wake, water, way train, windrow, wing, wont, work out, yoke

ROGET THESAURUS

Train

Habit

VB be wont, fall into a rut, fall into a custom, tread the beaten track, follow the beaten track, tread the beaten path, follow the beaten, stare super antiquas vias, move in a rut, run on in a groove, go round like a horse in a mill, go on in the old jog trot way, habituate, inure, harden, season, caseharden, accustom, familiarize, naturalize, acclimatize, keep one's hand in, train, get into the way, get into the knack of, learn, cling to, adhere to, repeat, acquire a habit, contract a habit, fall into a habit, acquire a trick, contract a trick, fall into a trick, addict oneself to, take to, get into, be habitual, prevail, come into use, become a habit, take root, gain upon one, grow upon one.

Preparation

VB prepare, get ready, make ready, make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation, set in order, put in order, forecast, prepare the ground, plow the ground, dress the ground, till the soil, cultivate the soil, predispose, sow the seed, lay a train, dig a mine, lay the groundwork, fix the groundwork, lay the basis, fix the basis, lay the foundations, fix the foundations, dig the foundations, erect the scaffolding, lay the first stone, roughhew, cut out work, block out, hammer out, lick into shape, elaborate, mature, ripen, mellow, season, bring to maturity, nurture, hatch, cook, brew, temper, anneal, smelt, barbecue, infumate, maturate, equip, arm, man, fit-out, fit up, furnish, rig, dress, garnish, betrim, accouter, array, fettle, fledge, dress up, furbish up, brush up, vamp up, refurbish, sharpen one's tools, trim one's foils, set, prime, attune, whet the knife, whet the sword, wind up, screw up, adjust, put in trim, put in train, put in gear, put in working order, put in tune, put in a groove for, put in harness, pack, train, inure, breed, prepare for, rehearse, make provision for, take steps, take measures, take precautions, provide, provide against, beat up for recruits, open the door to, set one's house in order, make all snug, clear the decks, clear for action, close one's ranks, shuffle the cards, prepare oneself, serve an apprenticeship, lay oneself out for, get into harness, gird up one's loins, buckle on one's armor, reculer pour mieux sauter, prime and load, shoulder arms, get the steam up, put the horses to, guard against, make sure against, forearm, make sure, prepare for the evil day, have a rod in pickle, provide against a rainy day, feather one's nest, lay in provisions, make investments, keep on foot, be prepared, be ready, hold oneself in readiness, keep one's powder dry, lie in wait for, anticipate, principiis obstare, veniente occurrere morbo.

Sequel

N sequel, suffix, successor, tail, queue, train, wake, trail, rear, retinue, suite, appendix, postscript, epilogue, peroration, codicil, continuation, sequela, appendage, tail piece, heelpiece, tag, more last words, colophon, aftercome, aftergrowth, afterpart, afterpiece, aftercourse, afterthought, aftergame, arriere pensee, second thoughts, outgrowth.

Pendency

N pendency, dependency, suspension, hanging, pedicel, pedicle, peduncle, tail, train, flap, skirt, pigtail, pony tail, pendulum, hangnail peg, knob, button, hook, nail, stud, ring, staple, tenterhook, fastening, spar, horse, pendent, pendulous, pensile, hanging, beetling, jutting over, overhanging, projecting, dependent, suspended, loose, flowing, having a peduncle, pedunculate, tailed, caudate.

Rear

N rear, back, posteriority, rear rank, rear guard, background, hinterland, occiput, nape, chine, heels, tail, rump, croup, buttock, posteriors, backside scut, breech, dorsum, loin, dorsal region, lumbar region, hind quarters, aitchbone, natch, natch bone, stern, poop, afterpart, heelpiece, crupper, wake, train, reverse, other side of the shield, back, rear, hind, hinder, hindmost, hindermost, postern, posterior, dorsal, after, caudal, lumbar, mizzen, tergal, behind, in the rear, in the background, behind one's back, at the heels of, at the tail of, at the back of, back to back, after, aft, abaft, astern, sternmost, aback, rearward, ogni medaglia ha il suo rovescio, the other side of the coin.

Journey

N journey, travel, traveling, wayfaring, campaigning, journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, discursion, ramble, pilgrimage, hajj, trek, course, ambulation, march, walk, promenade, constitutional, stroll, saunter, tramp, jog trot, turn, stalk, perambulation, noctambulation, noctambulism, somnambulism, outing, ride, drive, airing, jaunt, equitation, horsemanship, riding, manege, ride and tie, basophobia, roving, vagrancy, pererration, marching and countermarching, nomadism, vagabondism, vagabondage, hoboism, gadding, flit, flitting, migration, emigration, immigration, demigration, intermigration, wanderlust, plan, itinerary, guide, handbook, guidebook, road book, Baedeker, Bradshaw, Murray, map, road map, transportation guide, subway map, procession, cavalcade, caravan, file, cortege, column, vehicle, automobile, train, bus, airplane, plane, autobus, omnibus, subway, motorbike, dirt bike, off-road vehicle, van, minivan, motor scooter, trolley, locomotive, legs, feet, pegs, pins, trotters, traveler, depot, railway station, station, traveling, ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic, roving, rambling, gadding, discursive, vagrant, migratory, monadic, circumforanean, circumforaneous, noctivagrant, mundivagrant, locomotive, wayfaring, wayworn, travel-stained, on foot, on horseback, on Shanks's mare, by the Marrowbone stage: in transitu, en route, Int, come along!.

Vehicle

N vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van, common carrier, wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry, truck, tram, cariole, carriole, limber, tumbrel, pontoon, barrow, wheel barrow, hand barrow, perambulator, Bath chair, wheel chair, sedan chair, chaise, palankeen, palanquin, litter, brancard, crate, hurdle, stretcher, ambulance, black Maria, conestoga wagon, conestoga wain, jinrikisha, ricksha, brett, dearborn, dump cart, hack, hackery, jigger, kittereen, mailstate, manomotor, rig, rockaway, prairie schooner, shay, sloven, team, tonga, wheel, hobbyhorse, go-cart, cycle, bicycle, bike, two-wheeler, tricycle, velocipede, quadricycle, equipage, turn-out, coach, chariot, phaeton, break, mail phaeton, wagonette, drag, curricle, tilbury, whisky, landau, barouche, victoria, brougham, clarence, calash, caleche, britzka, araba, kibitka, berlin, sulky, desobligeant, sociable, vis-a-vis, dormeuse, jaunting car, outside car, dandi, doolie, dooly, munchil, palki, roller skates, skate, runabout, ski, tonjon, vettura, post chaise, diligence, stage, stage coach, mail coach, hackney coach, glass coach, stage wagon, car, omnibus, fly, cabriolet, cab, hansom, shofle, four-wheeler, growler, droshki, drosky, dogcart, trap, whitechapel, buggy, four-in-hand, unicorn, random, tandem, shandredhan, char-a-bancs, motor car, automobile, limousine, car, auto, jalopy, clunker, lemon, flivver, coupe, sedan, two-door sedan, four-door sedan, luxury sedan, wheels, sports car, roadster, gran turismo, jeep, four-wheel drive vehicle, electric car, steamer, golf cart, electric wagon, taxicab, cab, taxicoach, checker cab, yellow cab, station wagon, family car, motorcycle, motor bike, side car, van, minivan, bus, minibus, microbus, truck, wagon, pick-up wagon, pick-up, tractor- trailer, road train, articulated vehicle, racing car, racer, hot rod, stock car, souped-up car, bob, bobsled, bobsleigh, cutter, double ripper, double runner, jumper, sled, sledge, sleigh, toboggan, train, accommodation train, passenger train, express trail, special train, corridor train, parliamentary train, luggage train, freight train, goods train, 1st class train, 2nd class train, 3rd class train, 1st class carriage, 2nd class carriage, 3rd class carriage, 1st class compartment, 2nd class compartment, 3rd class compartment, rolling stock, horse box, cattle truck, baggage car, express car, freight car, parlor car, dining car, Pullman car, sleeping car, sleeper, dome car, surface car, tram car, trolley car, box car, box wagon, horse car, bullet train, shinkansen, cannonball, the Wabash cannonball, lightning express, luggage van, mail, mail car, mail van, shovel, spool, spatula, ladle, hod, hoe, spade, spaddle, loy, spud, pitchfork, post hole digger, tractor, steamshovel, backhoe, fork lift, earth mover, dump truck, bulldozer, grader, caterpillar, trench digger, steamroller, pile driver, crane, wrecking crane.

Sequence

N sequence, coming after, going after, consecution, succession, posteriority, continuation, order of succession, successiveness, paracme, secondariness, subordinancy, afterbirth, afterburden, placenta, secundines, succeeding, v, sequent, subsequent, consequent, sequacious, proximate, next, consecutive, alternate, amoebean, latter, posterior, after, subsequently, behind, sequence, coming after, (time), following pursuit, follower, attendant, satellite, shadow, dangler, train, subsequent, next, succeeding, following, behind, in the rear, in the train of, in the wake of, after.

Traction

VB draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train, take in tow, wrench, jerk, twitch, touse, yank.

Husbandry

VB tame, domesticate, acclimatize, breed, tend, break in, train, cage, bridle.

Teaching

VB teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor, cram, prime, coach, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, inoculate, infuse, instill, infix, ingraft, infiltrate, imbue, impregnate, implant, graft, sow the seeds of, disseminate, given an idea of, put up to, put in the way of, set right, sharpen the wits, enlarge the mind, give new ideas, open the eyes, bring forward, teach the young idea how to shoot, improve, expound, lecture, read a lesson, give a lesson, give a lecture, give a sermon, give a discourse, incept, hold forth, preach, sermonize, moralize, point a moral, train, discipline, bring up, bring up to, form, ground, prepare, qualify, drill, exercise, practice, habituate, familiarize with, nurture, drynurse, breed, rear, take in hand, break, break in, tame, preinstruct, initiate, inure, put to nurse, send to school, direct, guide, direct attention to, impress upon the mind, impress upon the memory, beat into, beat into the head, convince, book, workbook, exercise book, preach to the wise, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, teach granny to suck eggs, preach to the converted.


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