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  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. A following edge. See Advancing edge, above. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To draw along; to trail; to drag. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To break, tame, and accustom to draw, as oxen. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To trace, as a lode or any mineral appearance, to its head. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To be drilled in military exercises; to do duty in a military company. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To prepare by exercise, diet, instruction, etc., for any physical contest; as, to train for a boat race. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice, or enticement; allurement. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a trap for an animal; a snare. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The after part of a gun carriage; the trail. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. The tail of a bird. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a suite. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in a train for settlement. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A roll train; as, a 12-inch train. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A heavy long sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. To prepare oneself for a contest of strength. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. 1. To fit by education and practice for some definite purpose. 2. To increase the virulence of bacteria by successive inoculations in animals. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. Anything drawn along; trailing part of a dress; retinue; series; line of gunpowder; line of cars. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. To draw along; allure; educate; discipline; tame; direct the growth of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  50. To develop by instruction and practise; educate; discipline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. To direct; point; aim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. To draw along; trail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. To give or take a course of exercise and instruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. A retinue; suite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after, something; that which is in the hinder part or rear. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  61. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad; called also railroad train. dictgcide_fs
  62. tr[=a]n, v.t. 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.--v.i. to exercise, to prepare one's self for anything: to be under drill: to travel by train: (coll.) to be on intimate terms with.--n. that which is drawn along after something else: the part of a dress which trails behind the wearer: a retinue: a series: process: a clue, trace: a line of gunpowder to fire a charge: a line of carriages on a railway: a set of wheels acting on each other, for transmitting motion: a string of animals, &c.: a lure, stratagem.--adj. TRAIN'ABLE, capable of being trained.--ns. TRAIN'-BAND, a band of citizens trained to bear arms; TRAIN'-BEAR'ER, one who bears or holds up a train, as of a robe or gown.--adj. TRAINED, formed by training, skilled.--ns. TRAIN'ER, one who prepares men for athletic feats, horses for a race, or the like; TRAIN'ING, practical education in any profession, art, or handicraft: the method adopted by athletes for developing their physical strength, endurance, or dexterity, or to qualify them for victory in competitive trials of skill, races, matches, &c.--including both bodily exercise and regulated dieting; TRAIN'ING-COL'LEGE, -SCHOOL, the same as Normal school (see NORM); TRAIN'ING-SHIP, a ship equipped with instructors, &c., to train boys for the sea; TRAIN'-MILE, one of the aggregate number of miles traversed by the trains of any system--a unit of calculation.--TRAIN FINE, to discipline the body to a high pitch of effectiveness: to train the intellectual powers. [Fr. train, trainer, through Low L. forms from L. trah[)e]re, to draw.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  63. Bring (person, child, animal) to desired state or standard of efficiency &c. by instruction& practice, as t. up a child in the way he should go, was trained for the ministry, a trained nurse, soldier, trained faculties, did not escape his trained eye; teach& accustom (person, animal, to do, to action), as dog is trained to jump through hoop, trained to all out-door exercises, to obey or obedience; bring (horse, athlete, oneself), come, to physical efficiency by exercise& diet, as is training for the boat-race, trains horses, is only half-trained, is over, under, -trained, t. fine (into exact condition required; t. & i.), always trains on vegetarian diet; cause (plant) to grow in required shape (often up, over, wall &c.); point, aim, (cannon upon object &c.); (archaic) entice, lure, (away, from post &c.); (now rare) draw along (esp. heavy thing); (colloq.) go by t., perform (journey) thus, as shall t. from York to Leeds, t. the rest of the way, we trained it all the way; t. off, (of shot) go off obliquely. Hence trainable a. (N.) thing drawn along behind or forming hinder part, esp. elongated part of woman\'s skirt trailing on ground or of official robe, trail of gun-carriage, long or conspicuous tail of bird; body of followers, retinue, as formed part of his t., a t. of admirers; succession or series of persons or things, as long train of sight-seers, of camels, by an unlucky t. of events, suggested a whole t. of ideas, painful t. of thought; series of railway carriages drawn by same engine (s), as missed my t., put on a special t., EXPRESS, fast, slow, UP, DOWN, THROUGH, CORRIDOR, PARLIAMENTARY, t., train de LUXE (French); line of combustible material to lead fire to mine &c.; (archaic) ordered arrangement, condition, as matters were in a fine t.; series of connected wheels or parts in machinery; t.-band (hist.), each division of London citizen soldiery esp. in Stuart period; t.-bearer, person employed to hold up t. of robe; t.-mile, mile run by a t., as unit of work in railway accounts. Hence trainless a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  64. n. That which draws along ; artifice or enticement;-that which is drawn along in the rear of or after something :-that part of a gown which trails behind the wearer ;-the after part of a gun-carriage;-the tail of a bird;-a number of followers; a retinue; -a succession of connected things ; a series;- regular method ; process ; course ;-a line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, or to a quantity intended for execution ;-a continuous or connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad. Cabinet Dictionary

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