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Meaning & Definition of Train in English

English

Train

/tren/

noun

1. Public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive

  • "Express trains don't stop at princeton junction"
    synonym:
  • train
  • ,
  • railroad train

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • string
  • ,
  • train

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • caravan
  • ,
  • train
  • ,
  • wagon train

4. A series of consequences wrought by an event

  • "It led to a train of disasters"
    synonym:
  • train

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • train

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"
    synonym:
  • gearing
  • ,
  • gear
  • ,
  • geartrain
  • ,
  • power train
  • ,
  • train

verb

1. Create by training and teaching

  • "The old master is training world-class violinists"
  • "We develop the leaders for the future"
    synonym:
  • train
  • ,
  • develop
  • ,
  • prepare
  • ,
  • educate

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • train
  • ,
  • prepare

3. Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice

  • Especially to teach self-control
  • "Parents must discipline their children"
  • "Is this dog trained?"
    synonym:
  • discipline
  • ,
  • train
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • condition

4. Educate 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"
    synonym:
  • prepare
  • ,
  • groom
  • ,
  • train

5. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

  • "Cultivate your musical taste"
  • "Train your tastebuds"
  • "She is well schooled in poetry"
    synonym:
  • educate
  • ,
  • school
  • ,
  • train
  • ,
  • cultivate
  • ,
  • civilize
  • ,
  • civilise

6. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • aim
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • train
  • ,
  • take aim
  • ,
  • direct

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • coach
  • ,
  • train

8. Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition

  • "She is training for the olympics"
    synonym:
  • train

9. Cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it

  • "Train the vine"
    synonym:
  • train

10. Travel by rail or train

  • "They railed from rome to venice"
  • "She trained to hamburg"
    synonym:
  • train
  • ,
  • rail

11. Drag loosely along a surface

  • Allow to sweep the ground
  • "The toddler was trailing his pants"
  • "She trained her long scarf behind her"
    synonym:
  • trail
  • ,
  • train

Examples of using

The train is ten minutes late.
Do you go there by bus, train or the metro?
This train departs at nine o'clock sharp.