Definitions of train

  1. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
  2. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
  3. 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.
  4. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
  5. 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.
  6. To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To draw along; allure; educate; discipline; tame; direct the growth of.
  10. To develop by instruction and practise; educate; discipline.
  11. To direct; point; aim.
  12. To draw along; trail.
  13. To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.
  14. To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.
  15. To prepare oneself for a contest of strength.
  16. 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"
  17. travel by rail or train; " They railed from Rome to Venice"; " She trained to Hamburg"
  18. exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; " She is training for the Olympics"
  19. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
  20. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
  21. That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
  22. The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
  23. The tail of a bird.
  24. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite.
  25. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
  26. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement.
  27. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
  28. A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like.
  29. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad.
  30. A roll train; as, a 12- inch train.
  31. To give or take a course of exercise and instruction.
  32. 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.
  33. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
  34. 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.
  35. 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"
  36. 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"
  37. 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"
  38. a series of consequences wrought by an event; " it led to a train of disasters"
  39. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; " The toddler was trailing his pants"; " She trained her long scarf behind her"
  40. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; " Cultivate your musical taste"; " Train your tastebuds"; " She is well schooled in poetry"
  41. train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; " train the vine"
  42. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self- control; " Parents must discipline their children"; " Is this dog trained?"
  43. A following edge. See Advancing edge, above.
  44. A heavy long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Anything drawn along; trailing part of a dress; retinue; series; line of gunpowder; line of cars.
  48. 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.
  49. A retinue; suite.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
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