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. 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"
  7. travel by rail or train; " They railed from Rome to Venice"; " She trained to Hamburg"
  8. public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; " express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. a series of consequences wrought by an event; " it led to a train of disasters"
  12. exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; " She is training for the Olympics"
  13. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; " The toddler was trailing his pants"; " She trained her long scarf behind her"
  14. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; " Cultivate your musical taste"; " Train your tastebuds"; " She is well schooled in poetry"
  15. train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; " train the vine"
  16. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self- control; " Parents must discipline their children"; " Is this dog trained?"
  17. A following edge. See Advancing edge, above.
  18. To draw along; to trail; to drag.
  19. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
  20. 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.
  21. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen.
  22. 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.
  23. To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head.
  24. To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company.
  25. To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race.
  26. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement.
  27. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare.
  28. That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
  29. The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
  30. The tail of a bird.
  31. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite.
  32. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
  33. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement.
  34. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
  35. A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like.
  36. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad.
  37. A roll train; as, a 12- inch train.
  38. A heavy long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. To prepare oneself for a contest of strength.
  43. 1. To fit by education and practice for some definite purpose. 2. To increase the virulence of bacteria by successive inoculations in animals.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Anything drawn along; trailing part of a dress; retinue; series; line of gunpowder; line of cars.
  47. To draw along; allure; educate; discipline; tame; direct the growth of.
  48. To develop by instruction and practise; educate; discipline.
  49. To direct; point; aim.
  50. To draw along; trail.
  51. To give or take a course of exercise and instruction.
  52. 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.
  53. A retinue; suite.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.

Usage examples for train

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