Definitions of train

  1. aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; " 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"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self- control; " Parents must discipline their children"; " Is this dog trained?"
  5. create by training and teaching; " The old master is training world- class violinists"; " we develop the leaders for the future"
  6. wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; " the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. travel by rail or train; " They railed from Rome to Venice"; " She trained to Hamburg"
  10. public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; " express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
  11. 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"
  12. 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"
  13. a series of consequences wrought by an event; " it led to a train of disasters"
  14. exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; " She is training for the Olympics"
  15. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; " The toddler was trailing his pants"; " She trained her long scarf behind her"
  16. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; " Cultivate your musical taste"; " Train your tastebuds"; " She is well schooled in poetry"
  17. train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; " train the vine"
  18. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self- control; " Parents must discipline their children"; " Is this dog trained?"
  19. A following edge. See Advancing edge, above.
  20. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
  21. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
  22. 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.
  23. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
  24. 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.
  25. To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.
  26. To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.
  27. To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.
  28. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
  29. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
  30. That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
  31. The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
  32. The tail of a bird.
  33. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite.
  34. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
  35. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement.
  36. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
  37. A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like.
  38. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad.
  39. A roll train; as, a 12- inch train.
  40. A heavy long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
  41. 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.
  42. A connected line of railroad cars; something drawn or dragged behind; as, the train of a dress; aretinue, or body of servants; a company or procession; the line of motor trucks, etc., which carry suppiles to an army; aseries of connected things; as, a train of ideas; a course or process; a line of gunpowder laid to fire a charge.
  43. To instruct by practice; drill; discipline; educate; to aim or point at an object, as a cannon; discipline or tame for use; as, to train a wild animal; to prepare for athletic contests or horse racing; to direct the growth of, as a plant.
  44. To prepare oneself for a contest of strength.
  45. 1. To fit by education and practice for some definite purpose. 2. To increase the virulence of bacteria by successive inoculations in animals.
  46. To draw along: to allure: to educate: to discipline: to tame for use, as animals: to cause to grow properly: to prepare men for athletic feats or horses for the race.
  47. That which is drawn along after something else: the part of a dress which trails behind the wearer: a retinue: a series: process: a line of gunpowder to fire a charge: a line of cars drawn by a locomotive on a railway.
  48. Anything drawn along; trailing part of a dress; retinue; series; line of gunpowder; line of cars.
  49. To draw along; allure; educate; discipline; tame; direct the growth of.
  50. To develop by instruction and practise; educate; discipline.
  51. To direct; point; aim.
  52. To draw along; trail.
  53. To give or take a course of exercise and instruction.
  54. Anything drawn out to a length; a series of things drawn along, as a line of railway carriages; a line, as of combustibles, to conduct fire to a charge; the trailing part of a gown; a comet's tail.
  55. A retinue; suite.
  56. Artifice; stratagem of enticement; something drawn along behind; the tail of a bird; a retinue; a series; process; a procession; a line of gunpowder to lead fire to a charge; a continuous line of cars on a railroad; all the apparatus and implements of war. Train of artillery, any number of cannon, mortars, & c., accompanying an army.
  57. To draw along; to entice; to allure; to discipline; to teach and form by practice; to educate; to breed; to form to a wall or espalier; also to lop and prune; to trace a lode or any mineral appearance to its head. To train up, to educate; to teach. To train a gun, to point it at some object.
  58. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
  59. That which is drawn along behind; the long part of a dress behind; the after- part of a gun- carriage; a number of followers or attendants; a retinue; a regular method; a course; a series; orderly company; a procession; a line of gunpowder laid to fire a charge; on a railway, a number of carriages or trucks attached behind an engine.
  60. To draw; to form by instruction and practice; to break or tame for use; to cause to assume a proper shape in growth, as a tree; to point a large gun in a particular direction.

Quotes of train

  1. After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train I'd think, how awful. – Karen Armstrong
  2. Without the funding Amtrak needs to keep operating, we will soon see people that rely on Amtrak to get them to work each day, waiting for a train that isn't coming. – Corrine Brown
  3. Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death. – Jean Cocteau
  4. My version, of course, is not this flag -waving, let's all get on the Jesus train and ride out of hell. I'm not that kind of guy. It's an embrace that life is good, worth living and yeah, it's not easy, but there are more pluses than minuses. – Billy Corgan
  5. Season number seven! It's been so exciting for us. When we first began, we were like the little train that could... and we did! We're terribly excited! It will be an interesting season for us, I think. – Roma Downey
  6. At home it's all Batman and Star Wars and they do gang up on me. Sometimes I don't want to dress up as Darth Vader or play train sets, so I'll go out for a drink with the girls. – Sadie Frost
  7. Through the program, they get the basics of what it takes to train – Rafer Johnson
  8. If we see light at the end of the tunnel, it the light of the oncoming train – Robert Lowell
  9. It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise. – W. Somerset Maugham
  10. I lost my edge for boxing, I didn't put as much into it as I did before. I didn't run as far. I didn't train as hard. I didn't eat correctly. I started drinking a little bit every now and then. – Ken Norton
  11. Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently. – James Cash Penney
  12. We may train or peek for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport. – Alberto Salazar
  13. One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train – Morihei Ueshiba
  14. But I've worked where they've had animals before, and animal wranglers, the people who raise animals and train animals for films and television, they're all very, very professional. – M. Emmet Walsh
  15. It takes so long to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them. – Eugene Wigner

Usage examples for train

  1. But before long he fell into a train of writing more profitable even than the drama. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. Will meet morning train – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  3. Just before the train started a man entered. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  4. The first train you can get is the best train to take. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  5. Can you go by the next train – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  6. Bertram Chester was on that train – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
  7. Did your train run away? – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope
  8. Going up to London- and by the night- train – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  9. We all got on the wrong train – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  10. He was glad to hear that the doctor had to leave on the early morning's train though, of course, he did not say so. – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  11. Robert took train at once to Audley. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  12. She had asked him if she was in the right train for Aldersgate. – The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy
  13. He said, " That isn't our train it's another train it's over that way. – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  14. No; I'm just off the train – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. I will leave on the next train – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  16. There is a train soon. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  17. Train right on time. – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  18. That is what this train is doing. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  19. You seen her to the train yourself. – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  20. But the train did not stop. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

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